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Topsail Road-McNamara Drive Roundabout

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The Town of Paradise is completing a major road upgrade project in the Topsail Road / McNamara Drive area. The project involves upgrading the sewer system on McNamara Drive, installing a roundabout at the intersection of Topsail Road-McNamara Drive-Clearview Heights, and upgrades to Clearview Heights.

This is a significant road construction project that is part of enhancing the transportation system in Town. 

 

 

Topsail Road / McNamara Drive Roundabout 

Paving Operations (September 20, 2019)

Weather permitting, paving operations for the surface layer of asphalt for Topsail Road / McNamara Drive roundabout are scheduled for Saturday, September 20. Traffic will be delayed throughout the day, and if possible, residents are advised to find alternate routes.  

The Topsail Road / McNamara Drive roundabout project is on schedule and is anticipated to be completed by mid Fall. The Town apologizes for the inconvenience. 

Traffic Delays (September 20, 2019)

Traffic interruptions and delays are expected at the Topsail Road / McNamara Drive roundabout for the next two weeks as the work moves to the medians and centre islands.

Due to the nature of this portion of work, traffic will be impacted and delayed throughout the day. Efforts will be made to minimize impact on traffic flow, however, at times delays will occur, including during the morning and evening commute.

If possible, residents are advised to find alternate routes. All drivers are asked to use caution in the area and to follow signage and traffic control procedures.  

The Topsail Road / McNamara Drive roundabout project is on schedule and is anticipated to be completed by mid Fall. The Town apologizes for the inconvenience.

Paving Operations (August 28, 2019)

Paving operations for the remainder of the first layer of asphalt will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 for the Topsail Road / McNamara Drive roundabout. 

In order to have the first layer of paving finished in one day, work will begin at 7 a.m. and continue into the evening until it is completed. This work will impact traffic. Traffic will be delayed throughout the day, including during the morning and evening commutes. If possible, residents are advised to find alternate routes.  

With the impending weather forecast for later in the week and school starting next week, the Town is moving to have the first layer of asphalt completed in one day. With this part of the paving in place, it is expected that traffic flow in the area will improve for the remainder of the construction project. The Topsail Road / McNamara Drive roundabout project is on schedule and is anticipated to be completed by mid Fall. 

The Town apologizes for the inconvenience. 

Traffic Delays (July 30, 2019)
The Town apologizes for the traffic delays on Topsail Road due to the construction of the roundabout, in particular the delays experienced during the evening commute on Tuesday, July 30. As a result of the traffic delays, crews made adjustments to the construction area and made changes to the traffic control measures. At this stage of project, it is not possible to maintain two lanes of traffic through the construction area during the morning or evening commute and delays can be expected for Topsail Road and McNamara Drive. Efforts will be made to keep traffic flowing as best as possible. The Town apologizes for the inconvenience.
Topsail-McNamara-Clearview Intersection Begins Changing to Roundabout (July 26, 2019)

The Town of Paradise is advising that effective Tuesday, July 30 the traffic lights will be removed from the intersection of Topsail Road-McNamara Drive-Clearview Heights and traffic will flow in a roundabout configuration. 

At this time, the roundabout will be one lane to accommodate the ongoing construction work for the project. Traffic on Topsail Road will merge into one lane to enter the roundabout and drivers are encouraged to use the zipper merge technique to assist with traffic flow. 

In order to ease the transition from a light-controlled intersection to a roundabout, flagpersons and appropriate signage will be in place to direct drivers and facilitate the continual flow of traffic through the area. Efforts will be made to reduce traffic impacts, including traffic stoppages for the purpose of moving construction equipment, especially during the evening and morning commute times. 

All drivers are asked to use caution in the area and to follow signage and traffic control procedures. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this work.

Unplanned Water Main Repairs (June 25, 2019)

The Town of Paradise advises that unplanned water main repairs will take place on Wednesday, June 26 at the intersection of Topsail Road and McNamara Drive. Work will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until completed. Traffic control will be in palce and crews will work to maintain traffic flow during the morning commute, however due to the nature of the work, lane reductions may be required. The Town apologizes for the inconvenience caused by this work.

Work at Intersection of Topsail Road and McNamara Drive (June 18, 2019)

Begnning Wednesday, June 19, road work will take place at the intersection of Topsail Road – McNamara Drive – Clearview Heights to complete installation of underground infrastructure. The work is scheduled to be completed by Saturday, June 22. 

To accommodate the work, the traffic lights will be deactivated daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and traffic control will be in place with flagpersons directing all traffic through the intersection. The lights will be re-activated for the evening when construction finishes each day. This work will also require lane reductions. 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 this work, efforts will be made to minimize impact on traffic flow; however residents can expect traffic delays in the area. All drivers are asked to use caution in the area and to follow signage and traffic control procedures. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this work. 

Traffic Light Work at Topsail Road-McNamara Drive-Clearview Heights Intersection (June 11, 2019)

Work will be conducted on the traffic lights at the Topsail Road-McNamara Drive-Clearview Heights intersection on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13.

The work will be completed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day, and the traffic lights will be deactivated intermittently during that time. Traffic control will be in place and flagpersons will direct all traffic through the intersection when the lights are deactivated. During the work, lane closures will be in place. 

All drivers are asked to use caution in the area and to follow signage and traffic control procedures. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this work.

Traffic Light Work at Topsail Road-McNamara Drive-Clearview Heights Intersection (June 7, 2019)

Work will be conducted on the traffic lights at the Topsail Road-McNamara Drive-Clearview Heights intersection on Monday, June 10. The work will require the traffic lights to be deactivated starting at 9 a.m. Work will conclude by 4 p.m. and the regular traffic light sequencing will return into effect. 

Traffic control will be in place and flagpersons will direct all traffic through the intersection. During the work, lane closures will be in place. All drivers are asked to use caution in the area and to follow signage and traffic control procedures. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this work. 

Detour for Paddy Kay Drive, Tilting Place and Clearview Heights (May 30, 2019)

Beginning the week of June 3, a detour will begin to divert traffic from Paddy Kay Drive, Tilting Place, Castle Heights, and sections of Clearview Heights. The detour is necessary to divert traffic away from the construction area of the Clearview Heights road upgrade work. 

Traffic will be detoured through Harcourt Drive and Gosse’s Road; exit onto Topsail Road will be from Gosse’s Road, see map below for detour route.  A temporary access has been created to connect Clearview Heights with Harcourt Drive for the duration of the detour. Area residents who will need to use the detour route have received a notice from the Town.

Appropriate signage will be placed along the detour route to direct traffic in the area. The detour route will be monitored by Town officials and Municipal Enforcement and we have asked the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) to increase patrols in the area. During construction, the residents are reminded to proceed with caution and to reduce speeds in construction zones and detour routes.

 

Detour Route

Road Detour for McNamara Drive (May 16, 2019)

Updates (May 28, 2019): 

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Effective Tuesday, May 21 a detour will be in place for McNamara Drive to accommodate the installation of underground infrastructure. All traffic will be detoured through Valley Ridge subdivision (see map below for detour route):

  • Southbound traffic will enter the detour through Burnaby Street 
  • Northbound traffic will enter the detour through Tipperary Street
  • Access to the Town Hall and Paradise Double Ice Complex will be available from McNamara Drive, however southbound traffic will have to use the detour, and traffic control will direct to the facilities

The detour is expected to be in place for approximately one week. The Town has several traffic calming measures in place along the detour route, 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.

At this time no interruptions to the water service are anticipated with this portion of the road work. However, should water service be impacted, information and updates will be posted to the Town website and on social media (Facebook and Twitter).

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

Road Detour for McNamara Drive

Traffic Advisory for Tipperary St and RPYCC Parking Lot (April 23, 2019)

The Town of Paradise is advising of the following traffic advisories as part of the road and sewer work on McNamara Drive:

  • Tipperary Street - Access to and from Tipperary Street will be right turn only (no left turn is permitted from Tipperary Street to McNamara Drive and no left turn from McNamara Drive to Tipperary Street). 
  • Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Centre (RPYCC) parking lot - Entrance to the RPYCC parking lot from McNamara Drive is closed. The RPYCC parking lot is accessible through the Paradise Double Ice Complex parking lot on 1 Sarah Davis Way.

The above is in effect as of Tuesday, April 23 and is expected to last for several weeks.

The public is reminded to use caution in the area, to reduce speeds and follow all signage and traffic notices. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience caused by these temporary changes.

Construction Resumes on Roundabout at Topsail Road and McNamara Drive

The Town of Paradise advises that work will resume on the Topsail Road / McNamara Drive Roundabout construction project the week of April 22, 2019. This project involves upgrading the sewer system on McNamara Drive, installing a roundabout at the intersection, and upgrades to Clearview Heights. 

The project is planned to minimize traffic impacts as much as possible, especially during the peak morning and evening traffic times. As work progresses at the intersection, lane closures and traffic diversions will be in place and information will be posted to the Town website and social media.  

During the construction, the public is reminded to use caution in the area, to reduce speeds and follow all signage and traffic notices. 

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