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Road Maintenance and Construction

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The Town of Paradise completes a number of road work and construction projects throughout each year. Please see below for new and ongoing projects, and be sure to check back often for updates.

During construction work, the public is reminded to proceed with caution and to expect traffic delays. The Town of Paradise apologizes for an inconvenience that construction work may cause.

 The Town works to update the public on construction plans and the status of various projects as applicable.

Notices:

Road Work and Street Upgrades: Paradise Road & Topsail Road (September 22, 2017)

The Town of Paradise is advising residents of upcoming road work and street upgrades to begin the week of September 25 for the following areas:

  • Paradise Road: repair various sections 
  • Paradise Road: resurfacing between Milton Road and Stormont Street 
  • Topsail Road: replacement of gabion wall (between Trails End Drive and Sunvalley Drive)

The work is expected to last approximately two months. It will be completed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and every second Saturday. In the morning, traffic flow will be maintained eastbound with minimal interruptions until 9:00 a.m. and in the evening, traffic flow westbound will be maintained with minimal interruptions beginning at 4:00 p.m.

During all road work, efforts will be made to minimize impact on traffic flow; however residents can expect traffic delays in the areas. The public is reminded to use caution in these areas. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause. 

Grind & Patch Work on Topsail Road (September 20, 2017)

The Town of Paradise is advising residents that grind and patch work is scheduled for various sections of Topsail Road between civic #1316 to Sunvalley Drive.

The work will begin on Wednesday, September 20 and will be completed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and every second Saturday. 

During all road work, efforts will be made to minimize impact on traffic flow, however residents can expect traffic delays in the area. The public is reminded to use caution in area. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause. 

Road Work on Sunvalley Drive (September 13, 2017)

The Town of Paradise is advising residents that road work will begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 on Sunvalley Drive. The work includes paving; storm system, curb, gutter and sidewalk on lower half of street; and ditching, culverts and asphalt shoulders on upper half of the street. 

The work on Sunvalley Drive is expected to last approximately 10 weeks. For the project, the work will be completed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and occasional Saturdays. 

During the construction project, the road will be closed except to local traffic. Metrobus Route 30 is detoured during the road work and will not stop on Sunvalley Drive, it will stop on Paradise Road. For complete route details, visit Metrobus website. 

The public is reminded to use caution in area. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause.

Drivers Reminded to Use Caution in School Zones (September 5, 2017)

With the start of the school year, the Town of Paradise is reminding all residents to use extra caution in all school zones. There are four schools in Paradise: Elizabeth Park Elementary (Ellesmere Avenue), Holy Family Elementary (St. Thomas Line), Octagon Pond Elementary (Sgt Donald Lucas Drive) and Paradise Elementary (Karwood Drive). 

During the school year, and in particular this first week back to school, drivers are asked to reduce speeds near the schools and watch for students walking and playing in the area. Children may not be as attentive this first week back after summer break and our drivers are reminded to pay special attention when near any of the four schools in Town. 

To assist with school safety, the Town of Paradise Municipal Enforcement Officers (MEOs) will increase patrols in all school zones for the back-to-school period. In addition, the Town is liaising with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to increase patrols in these areas. 

For Octagon Pond Elementary School, road construction is nearing completion on Topsail Road in the vicinity of the school. The Town is working to install Pedestrian Activated Traffic Lights, crosswalks and sidewalks in the area. This work is a priority and expected to be completed in the coming weeks. Until the traffic signal is in place, the Town will provide safety crews to assist with traffic control for the safe crossing of students Monday to Friday during the opening (morning) and dismissal (afternoon) periods for the school.  

The Town thanks all drivers and residents for their cooperation in helping to ensuring safe school zones. To all students, teachers and staff, best wishes for a successful and enjoyable school year. 

Road Work on Kenmount Road (September 1, 2017)

The Town of Paradise is advising residents that road work will begin next week, September 5, on Kenmount Road.  The work will involve the section of road from the roundabout to civic 1194. 

The work on Kenmount Road is expected to last approximately two months. For that project, work will be completed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and every second Saturday. In the morning, traffic flow will be maintained eastbound with minimal interruptions until 9:00 a.m. and in the evening, traffic flow westbound will be maintained with minimal interruptions beginning at 4:00 p.m.

During all road work, efforts will be made to minimize impact on traffic flow, however residents can expect traffic delays in the area. The public is reminded to use caution in area. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause. 

Topsail Road Phase IV Work Nearing Completion (August 25, 2017)

The Town of Paradise advises residents that construction work for the Topsail Road Phase IV project is nearing completion and the detour is no longer required. Effective today, August 25, 2017, traffic will flow through Topsail Road and the detour route will no longer be in place. All traffic calming measures in place on the detour route will be removed in the next several days. 

As part of the road work, crosswalks will be in place prior to the start of the school year. The utility poles will also be moved within the coming weeks. This work will be done with minimal disruption to traffic.  At this time, the first base layer of asphalt is in place and the poles are removed in such a manner as to not impact that layer. The final surface layer of asphalt will be placed as per the project plan. 

The Town of Paradise thanks residents for their patience during this road work and for using extra caution when travelling in the area. 

Paving at Intersection of Topsail Road & Karwood Dr (August 11, 2017)

The Town of Paradise advises that paving operations will take place at the intersection of Topsail Road, Karwood Drive and Trail's End Drive on Friday, August 11. 

During the work, two lanes east-bound will be maintained until 9 a.m.  After this time, the traffic lights will be set to flashing red and the intersection will be controlled by flag persons for the remainder of the day. The traffic lights will be operational again no later than 4 p.m., with two lanes west-bound open.

Residents can expect traffic delays in the areas and it is suggested to use alternate routes if possible during the day. 

 

The public is reminded to use caution in all construction zones. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause. 

Street Upgrades and Paving Operations (July 6, 2017)

The Town of Paradise is advising residents of upcoming street upgrades and paving operations for the following areas:

  • St. Thomas Line, Lanark Drive to Ridgewood Drive (start July 6, 2017)
  • Topsail Pond Road, various sections (start July 6, 2017)
  • Maple Drive, various sections (start week of July 10) 
  • St. Thomas Line, civic 271 to Seascape Drive (start week of July 10)  

During the road work, efforts will be made to minimize impact on traffic flow, however residents can expect traffic delays in the areas. The public is reminded to use caution in areas. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause. 

Road Work on Karwood Drive & Topsail Road (July 3, 2017)

The Town of Paradise is advising residents that road work will begin next week on the Karwood Drive and Topsail Road intersection. The work includes curb, gutter and sidewalk realignment, installation of traffic light sensors installation, and pole realignment at the intersection of Karwood Drive and Topsail Road. 

During this construction, efforts will be made to minimize impact on traffic flow, and two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Topsail Road during peak morning and evening traffic times. However, residents can expect traffic delays in the area. The work is expected to take six weeks to complete. The public is reminded to use caution in area. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause.

Phase IV Topsail Road Widening: Work Resumes May 8, 2017

The Town of Paradise is advising residents that effective May 8, 2017 construction work for the Topsail Road Phase IV project will resume for the season. The work includes widening Topsail Road from Christopher Street to St. Thomas Line, installing storm sewers, curb, gutter and sidewalk, and replacing the bridge at Christopher Street.

For the duration of the work, detours will be in place: 

  • In the morning, starting at 7 a.m., west bound traffic will flow through St. Thomas Line, Lanark Drive and Glendarek Drive and eastbound traffic will flow through Topsail Road until 9 a.m.  At 9 a.m. , all traffic will be directed to detour and through traffic on Topsail Road will be restricted. (See photo for route)
  • In the afternoon, beginning at 4 p.m. westbound traffic will flow through Topsail Road and eastbound traffic will be diverted through Glendarek Drive, Lanark Drive, and St. Thomas Line.  (See photo for route)

The detour will remain in place until 7:30 p. m. daily, including every second Saturday, after this time, Topsail Road will reopen.  While the detour is in place, the section of Topsail Road under construction will be open for local traffic only and residents can expect traffic delays and interruptions in the area. Priority will be given to buses and emergency vehicles travelling through the area to ensure minimal delays. Local businesses are open during the construction. 

  

The Town will implement several traffic calming measures along the detour route, including: 

  • placing large traffic pylons along detour route,
  • installing temporary speed bumps in the detour route,
  • increasing monitoring of construction site and detour route by Town officials and Municipal Enforcement, and
  • liaising with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to  increase patrols in the area.

The Town will monitor this construction project and will implement the necessary measures to ensure the safety of all residents. It is also working closely with the contractor to minimize traffic interruptions as much as possible, but residents are advised to anticipate traffic delays in the area. 

During construction, the public is reminded to proceed with caution and to reduce speeds in construction zones and detour routes, especially when in the vicinity of schools. The Phase IV Topsail Road work includes replacing the bridge at Christopher Street. As such, there may be times when the Octagon Pond Trail is closed due to equipment working in the immediate area of the brook.

The Town of Paradise apologizes for the inconvenience this road work may cause.

 

 Culvert Repair on Topsail Road (May 19, 2017)

The Town of Paradise is advising residents that work will begin next week to repair a culvert under the area of 1297 Topsail (near RONA).  The work is being completed without excavating the road. The project involves working under the road to install a new lining system in the culvert, a method that has proven successful in other municipalities.  

While construction crews and equipment will be in the area, with this repair method, Topsail Road will not be directly impacted and minimal to no traffic interruptions are expected. 

During construction, the public is reminded to use caution in area. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause. 

 Road Work on Tilting Place (May 28, 2017)

This work includes the realignment of the curb, gutter and sidewalk at the intersection of Tilting Place and Topsail Road. The project is to make Tilting Place one way Topsail Road to Paddy Kay Drive.   

During this construction, Topsail Road will only be impacted in the lane adjacent to the curb and minimal traffic interruptions are expected. During construction, the public is reminded to use caution in area. The Town of Paradise apologizes for any inconvenience this road work may cause. 

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