11/23/2012 06:22 EST | Updated 01/23/2013 05:12 EST

Trans-Canada Highway in eastern Newfoundland to reopen after landslide

CLARENVILLE, N.L. - A section of the Trans-Canada Highway in eastern Newfoundland will reopen Saturday after remaining closed for a week following a landslide.

The province's Department of Transportation and Works says officials were blasting the rock face by the highway in the Northwest Brook area east of Clarenville this week.

They say staff have assessed its structural integrity and have determined it is safe.

The slide happened last Saturday, blocking both lanes.

Clarenville is about 190 kilometres northwest of St. John's.