Outer Ring Road opens section to motorists

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — On Friday, Works, Services and Transportation Minister Percy Barrett announced motorists were able to travel east on the Trans-Canada Highway as far as Torbay Road.

The Outer Ring Project has received positive feedback from motorists using that section of the Trans-Canada Hwy. Traffic has increased significantly and the opening of this section is expected to improve traffic flow.

Motorists wishing to head south into St. John’s from the Outer Ring Road can exit before they reach the Torbay Road overpass. Motorists wishing to head towards Stavanger Drive and further north will travel under the Torbay Road structure and then take the exit ramp.

To date, approximately $50 million has been spent on the Outer Ring Road project and an estimated $18 million will be put in to complete it.

When completed, the road will stretch from the Trans-Canada Highway at Donovan’s Industrial Park to the East White Hills Road. The highway is expected to be completed by the fall of 2003.

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