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Construction Updates

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The Town works to update the public on construction plans and the status of various projects. During construction season, weekly updates are issued outling the status of various projects and the focus of work for the coming week.

Construction Updates

Construction Project Update: July 19, 2019
Ongoing construction projects in the Town of Paradise for the period of July 22-26 include:
  • Topsail Road Roundabout: Work continues in the Topsail Road –McNamara Drive intersection and as a result the traffic lights are deactivated daily at 7 a.m. and returned to service by 6 p.m. Traffic control is in place while the lights are deactivated. Traffic flow is maintained during this portion of work – in the morning, traffic flow is maintained eastbound with minimal interruptions until 9:00 a.m. and in the evening, traffic flow westbound is maintained with minimal interruptions beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please note that traffic delays may occur at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. when traffic changeovers occur and traffic control measures change. Access to Paradise Plaza from Topsail Road is right turn only, all other traffic can access via McNamara Drive. 
  • Clearview Heights: Road upgrades continue and the detour is in place for the duration of this construction project. 
  • Paradise Road: Work continues for Phase III upgrades for Paradise Road for the section of road between Stormont Street and Archibald Drive. The ditches have been filled to create as much room as possible for traffic through the construction zones. Traffic delays are expected as the nature of this work makes it impossible to maintain a lane of traffic in each direction all the times.
  • Adams Pond Trail: Work continues on the final section of the trail and the project is expected to be completed by the end of October. The existing section of trail is open to users with barricades placed at the construction area. Residents are asked to follow all signage and please avoid the construction area.
  • Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park: All major construction work is complete and the Park is reopen for full use effective Friday, July 19. Some electrical work is still ongoing and the lights are not yet operational. Park users are asked to follow any posted signage and avoid any identified work areas.  
Line Painting, Regular Street upgrades / paving and water and sewer work are ongoing throughout the construction season. 
Construction Project Update: July 12, 2019

Ongoing construction projects in the Town of Paradise for the period of July 15-19 include:

  • Topsail Road Roundabout: Work is now moving into Topsail Road –McNamara Drive intersection and as a result the traffic lights will be deactivated daily at 7 a.m. and return to service by 6 p.m. Traffic control will be in place while the lights are deactivated.  Traffic flow will be maintained during this portion of work – 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. Access to Paradise Plaza from Topsail Road is right turn only, all other traffic can access via McNamara Drive. 
  • Burnaby Drive Access: Work will be complete at the intersection of Burnaby Drive and McNamara Drive and the intersection will reopen effective end of day Friday, July 12.  
  • Clearview Heights: Road upgrades continue and the detour is in place for the duration of this construction project. 
  • Paradise Road: Work continues for Phase III upgrades to the section of road between Stormont Street and Archibald Drive. The ditches have been filled to create as much room as possible for traffic through the construction zones. Traffic delays are expected as the nature of this work makes it impossible to maintain a lane of traffic in each direction all the times.
  • Adams Pond Trail: Work continues to complete the final section of the trail the project is expected to be completed by the end of October. The existing section of trail is open to users with barricades placed at the construction area. Residents are asked to follow all signage and please avoid the construction area.
  • Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park: Work continues on light installation on the large baseball field and is expected to be completed by the end of July. The park remains closed during the day while construction is ongoing. The playground, skate park, small ballfield and soccer field are open evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. Park users are asked to follow all posted signage, observe all closures and avoid the construction area at the large baseball field.  
  • Camelot Crescent Playground: Work is complete and the playground is now open.  
Line Painting, Regular Street upgrades / paving and water and sewer work are ongoing throughout the construction season. 
 Construction Project Update: July 5, 2019
Ongoing construction projects in the Town of Paradise for the period of July 8-12 include:
  • Topsail Road Roundabout: Work is ongoing in the curb lanes on Topsail Road and on the road shoulders on McNamara Drive. For Topsail Road, 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.  Access to Paradise Plaza from Topsail Road is right turn only, all other traffic can access via McNamara Drive. 
  • Burnaby Drive Access Closed: Effective 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, work will be completed at the intersection of Burnaby Drive and McNamara Drive which will require closing the intersection to all traffic.  It will be closed for approximately four to five days. Traffic calming measures will be in place in Valley Ridge.
  • Clearview Heights: Road upgrades continue and the detour is in place for the duration of this construction project. 
  • Paradise Road: Work continues for Phase III upgrades to the section of road between Stormont Street and Archibald Drive. The ditches have been filled to create as much room as possible for traffic through the construction zones. Traffic delays are expected as the nature of this work makes it impossible to maintain a lane of traffic in each direction all the times.
  • Topsail Road (Christopher Street to St. Thomas Line): Minor road repairs are ongoing on Topsail Road, between Christopher Street and St. Thomas Line, including manhole repairs and paving. Minimal traffic interruptions are anticipated for this work. 
  • Adams Pond Trail: Work to complete the final section of the Adams Pond Trail begins the week of July 8, 2019.. Work will take place Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the project is expected to be completed by the end of October. The existing trail will be open to users with barricades placed at the construction area. Residents are asked to follow all signage in the area and please avoid the construction area.
  • Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park: Work continues on light installation on the large baseball field and is expected to be completed by the end of July. The park remains closed during the day while construction is ongoing.  The playground, skate park, small ballfield and soccer field are open evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. Park users are asked to follow all posted signage, observe all closures and avoid the construction area at the large baseball field.  
  • Camelot Crescent Playground: The playground equipment is installed and ground work is ongoing. Weather permitting, work at the playground is expected to be completed within the next week. 
Line Painting, Regular Street upgrades / paving and water and sewer work are ongoing throughout the construction season. 
Construction Project Update: June 28, 2019

Ongoing construction projects in the Town of Paradise for the period of July 2-5 include:

  • Topsail Road Roundabout: Work is ongoing in the curb lane on Topsail Road and at the Topsail Road / McNamara Drive intersection.  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.
  • McNamara Drive: Road work and sewer upgrades are finished and the first layer of asphalt is completed. The final layer of asphalt will be laid later in the summer and the Town will provide an update when that is scheduled.   
  • Clearview Heights: Road upgrades continue and the detour is in place for the duration of this construction project. 
  • Paradise Road: Work continues for Phase III upgrades to the section of road between Stormont Street and Archibald Drive. Access to Camrose Drive via Paradise Road will be unavailable beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 2. Access to Camrose Drive will instead be available via Deborah Lynn Heights on St. Thomas Line. The access closure is needed as part of the Phase III Paradise Road Upgrades. Access via Paradise Road is expected to recommence on Friday, July 5.
  • Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park: Work continues on light installation on the large baseball field and is expected to be completed mid-July. The park remains closed during the day while construction is ongoing.  The playground, skate park, small ballfield and soccer field are open evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. Park users are asked to follow all posted signage, observe all closures and avoid the construction area at the large baseball field.  
  • Camelot Crescent Playground: The playground equipment is installed and ground work is ongoing. Weather permitting, work at the playground is expected to be completed within the next week. 

Line Painting, Regular Street upgrades/paving and water and sewer work are ongoing throughout the construction season. 

Construction Project Update: June 21, 2019
Ongoing construction projects in the Town of Paradise for the period of June 24-28 include:
  • Karwood Roundabout: All road work is finished for this project, line painting will be completed as weather permits. 
  • Topsail Road Roundabout: Work will continue in the intersection with the traffic lights deactivated intermittently as required.  Traffic control will be in place when lights are deactivated. Work will also be completed on the shoulders of the road along Topsail Road and McNamara Drive with minimal traffic interruptions are expected for this part of the work. 
  • McNamara Drive: Road work and sewer upgrades are nearing completion and work is expected to conclude in the next week. Paving operations will be scheduled as weather permits.  
  • Clearview Heights: Road upgrades continue and the detour is in place for the duration of this construction project. 
  • Paradise Road: Work continues for Phase III upgrades to the section of road between Stormont Street and Archibald Drive. 
  • Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park: Work continues on light installation on the large baseball field and is expected to be completed mid-July. The park remains closed during the day while construction is ongoing.  The playground, skate park, small ballfield and soccer field are open evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. Park users are asked to follow all posted signage, observe all closures and avoid the construction area at the large baseball field.  
  • Paradise Park: This project is nearing completion and the parking lot is now accessible. Park users are asked to obey signage in the area. 
  • Camelot Crescent Playground: The playground is expected to open within the next couple of weeks. The equipment is installed and ground work is ongoing. 
Line Painting, Regular Street upgrades / paving and water and sewer work are ongoing throughout the construction season. 
Construction Project Update: June 7, 2019

Ongoing construction projects in the Town of Paradise for the period of June 8-14 include:

  • Karwood Roundabout: Due to the impending forecast, paving scheduled for Saturday, June 8 is postponed. An update will be provided when the work is rescheduled. 
  • Topsail Road Roundabout: Work on the traffic lights at the intersection of Topsail Road-McNamara Drive-Clearview Heights is scheduled for Monday, June 10. The traffic lights will be deactivated at 9 a.m. and return to service by 4 p.m. Traffic control will be in place throughout the work. For the remainder of the week, working will continue along the shoulders of the road at the McNamara Drive and Topsail Road intersection. For this portion of work, no traffic interruptions are expected. 
  • McNamara Drive: Road work and sewer upgrades continue on McNamara Drive and drivers may experience traffic slowdowns. This portion of work is expected to conclude in the next couple of weeks. 
  • Clearview Heights: Road upgrades have started and a detour is in place for the duration of this construction project. 
  • Paradise Road: Work is ongoing for Phase III upgrades to the section of road between Stormont Street and Archibald Drive. The ditches have been filled to create as much room as possible for traffic through the construction zones. Traffic delays are expected as the nature of this work makes it impossible to maintain a lane of traffic in each direction all the times. 
  • Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park:  Light Installation work continues with expected completion at the end of June. 
  • Paradise Park: Work is ongoing for the installation of the new gate and it is expected to be completed by the end of June. 
Line painting, regular street upgrades / paving and water and sewer work on O’Brien’s Way are ongoing throughout the construction season. 
Construction Project Update: May 28, 2019

Ongoing construction projects in the Town of Paradise include:

  • McNamara Drive Detour: Effective Thursday, May 30, the detour through Valley Ridge subdivision will no longer be required and traffic can use McNamara Drive. Road work and sewer upgrades continue on McNamara Drive and drivers may experience traffic slowdowns.
  • Karwood Roundabout: This project is expected to conclude in the next two to three weeks, weather dependent. Westbound traffic moving from Kenmount Road into the roundabout will be limited to one lane at times during the remainder of this work as new concrete is poured. There will be a flag person at the Paradise Elementary in the morning to assist with traffic flow.
  • Paradise Road: Work began the week of May 27 for Phase III upgrades to the section of road between Stormont Street and Archibald Drive.
  • Topsail Road Roundabout: Beginning the week of June 3, work is expected to begin along the shoulders of the road at the McNamara Drive and Topsail Road intersection. For this portion of work, no traffic interruptions are expected. Additional updates on traffic impacts for this project will be provided as the work plan progresses.
  • Line Painting: The 2019 annual line painting and maintenance program is underway and will continue over the coming months and includes traffic lines, edge lines, crosswalks, stop bars, margins and arrows throughout the Town.
  • Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park Light Installation: The weather has impacted the work schedule for this project, and it is now expected to be completed the end of June.
  • Storm Sewer Cleanout on Topsail Road: This work is expected to be completed by May 31

The Town continues to work with our contractors to minimize traffic impacts as much as possible, but unfortunately traffic interruptions are unavoidable, and we ask residents for their continued patience as we work to enhance our road and transportation system. The Town will continue provide updates on construction projects throughout the work season. Please check back here for updates.

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