The first phase of the Highway 103 expansion in western Queens County has been delayed by a year.
The change came in late 2013, after crews found the material (sub-grade) the highway will be built on was not as suitable as originally thought. Work was done to shore up the sub-grade, however the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal says the material needs to settle before they can continue.
The new opening date is set for fall 2015.
The first phase of the highway by-pass runs from Broad River around Port Mouton, and a bypass of Port Joli.
The second phase connects the two sections, and does not have a set completion date.