Team Gushue Highway opens
The Team Gushue Highway extension from Kenmount Road to Topsail Road opened Friday, after repeated delays.
The extension was supposed to open a week earlier.
The Department of Transportation and Works removed barricades at entrances to the highway at Kenmount Road, Captain Whelan Drive, the new Brier Avenue, Blackmarsh Road and Topsail Road.
Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully due to recent weather conditions and their unfamiliarity with the new section of the highway, Transportation and Works said.
Motorists travelling the highway to Topsail Road are reminded that the highway narrows to one lane near the Blackmarsh Road overpass. The second lane at this section will open when the highway extends beyond Topsail Road.
Eastbound motorists on Kenmount Road travelling to the Outer Ring Road will access the Team Gushue Highway via Kelsey Drive, as the ramp previously used to access Team Gushue Highway eastbound will now flow traffic south toward Topsail Road.
Traffic on the newly opened Team Gushue Highway expansion from Kenmount Road to Topsail Road on Friday, as seen from the Captain Whalen Drive bridge. After a one-week delay, the new section of highway finally opened on Friday afternoon.