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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.

 Additional Detours for Topsail Road (June 12-13)
The Town of Paradise is advising residents that effective 7:00 a.m. Monday, June 12 to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 the following additional detour routes will be added to the area of Topsail Road and St. Thomas Line intersection. For June 12 and 13, additional detours will be in place:
  • In the morning, starting at 7:00 a.m., eastbound traffic will flow through Topsail Road until 9 a.m., at which time eastbound traffic will be detoured through Spracklin Blvd.
  • Westbound traffic on Topsail Road will be detoured through Glendarek Drive throughout the day. In the afternoon, starting at 4 p.m., the additional detour will close, and westbound traffic may proceed through Topsail Road.
Detour Map
These additional detour routes are part of the Phase IV Topsail Road Widening project and are needed to accommodate the installation of underground infrastructure at the Topsail Road and St. Thomas Line intersection.
The Town has several traffic calming measures in place along the detour routes, including:
  • placing large traffic pylons along 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.
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 school.The Town of Paradise apologizes for the 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)

The Town of Paradise is advising residents that road work will begin the week of May 29 on Tilting Place.  The 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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