Nfld. & Labrador

Trans-Canada reopening after landslide

People travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Clarenville will be able to make the trip a little more quickly this weekend.
Tonnes of boulders and mud fell from a rock wall along the Trans-Canada Highway on Nov. 17, blocking a stretch east of Clarenville. Courtesy Travis Ayres, Sr. (Travis Ayres, Sr. )

People travelling on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Clarenville will be able to make the trip a little more quickly this weekend.

A section of the highway that's been closed for a week because of a landslide is scheduled to reopen Saturday afternoon.

A detour has been in place between the intersection of North West Brook and Route 204 since the incident last weekend.

Engineers with the Transportation Department assessed the damage, and decided blasting was necessary to shore-up the rock face.

A spokesman says that work is finished and all that's left to do is clean up, but the department could not say exactly what time the road will reopen.