Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Transportation Network Improvements

The City of St. John’s is committed to building a balanced transportation network to get people and goods where they want to go safely. The implementation of traffic and road improvement projects to address concerns of residents is identified in the Our City, Our Future 2019 Action Plan under the goal to improve safety for all users on a well-maintained street network.

The following is an update on projects that are currently underway.

Traffic Calming Program: Baird Subdivision Turning Restrictions
Changes have been implemented to address concerns around speeding and short-cutting through the Larkhall Street neighbourhood. A set of traffic restrictions are now in place for Exmouth Street and Weymouth Street to address resident concerns and help deter non-local traffic.

  • A ‘No Entry’ restriction has been installed at the intersection of Weymouth Street and Wicklow Street. Vehicles are only be able to exit from Weymouth Street at this point.
  • Left turns at the intersection of Exmouth Street and Thorburn Road are now prohibited. 


 
Crosswalk Improvement Program: New Crosswalk at Military Road and Bannerman Road

The City of St. John’s is planning to add a new crosswalk at the intersection of Military Road and Bannerman Road to improve pedestrian safety in the area. The crosswalk will also be equipped with Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons (RRFB’s) to provide pedestrians with safe crossing opportunities.

With the new crosswalk installation, changes to on-street parking are required. The city has proposed a few changes to parking regulations in the area to improve how parking serves the needs of the adjacent properties and visitors to the area. See the map below for details being proposed. Area residents have been notified in writing, and the City welcomes any comments or feedback on this initiative. Comments are accepted until July 31, 2020. Please direct inquiries and comments to: transportation@stjohns.ca.


Additionally, Council has approved the installation of temporary traffic control islands to create curb extensions along Military Road at Bannerman Park (adjacent Carew Street). This installation will decrease pedestrian crossing distance to improve visibility and pedestrian safety at the existing crosswalk. The work is expected to be completed in the coming weeks. See image below.