Exit 13 could take two more months
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Exit 12 at Pasadena on the Trans-Canada Highway has been repaired but it could take up to two months for Exit 13 to be completed.
DEER LAKE Exit 12 on the Trans-Canada Highway at Pasadena has been completed and reopened but Exit 13 could take up to two more months according to Department of Transportation spokesperson Carol-Ann Carter.
The detour around the work area that starts just past the truck weigh scales in Pynn’s Brook has been adjusted so that drivers must exit at the newly repaired ramp, but Exit 13 has been blocked off since late last week. Carter said that’s because workers are repairing cracks and weaknesses that have been found in the exit.
The off-ramp at Exit 12 washed out at the end of April after a heavy rain storm, prompting a road repair that cost the province almost $1 million. Workers started inspecting the nearby exits and it was decided as a precautionary measure to perform work on Exit 13. She said it was found that repairs needed to be performed, which prompted the extra-long detour between Exits 13 and 11.