Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 1:45 PM

Rawlins Cross Traffic Signals to be Activated

Image shows vehicles at the intersection of Military Road and Monkstown Road at Rawlins Cross

On Friday, May 15, the city will re-activate the traffic control signals at Rawlins Cross and remove the remaining infrastructure that is currently in place for the pilot project.

Recently, St. John’s City Council voted to return the area of Rawlins Cross to traffic signal control. Work has been ongoing to prepare the area for the change from the pilot traffic circle to traffic control signals.

By approximately 8 a.m. on Friday, May 15, the yield-on-entry traffic circle flow will no longer be in place. The following changes will be made in the area:

  • Traffic lights will resume operation on Military Road at the intersection of Monkstown Road and the intersection of King's Road.
  • The yield sign at the top of Prescott Street will be removed, and drivers entering Rawlins Cross from Prescott will have the right-of-way.
  • The yield sign southbound on Monkstown Road will be removed, drivers entering Rawlins Cross from Monkstown Road will have the right-of-way.
  • Without the additional control offered by the pilot project configuration, the temporary crosswalk that crosses Monkstown Road near Rennies Mill Road will be removed.
  • The pilot project infrastructure at the intersection of Flavin Street and Prescott Street has been removed, and a stop sign remains in place at this location. 

In the coming weeks, the city will be expanding the Key2Access pilot project to include all crosswalks served by the two traffic control signals at Rawlins Cross, along Military Road.

Key2Access is a new technology that breaks down barriers for persons with mobility and vision challenges. It offers an alternative for requesting a pedestrian crossing that does not require the user to reach a button on a pole. The system provides access to the pedestrian push button using a fob or free mobile app and ensures the audible signal is available for users.