Portugal Cove Road - Water Transmission Main Replacement - Phase 2

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Phase 2 now completed

In 2012, due to a series of large water main breaks on the Portugal Cove Road Water Transmission Main system, the City of St. John’s decided to move forward with the replacement of the water transmission mains along Portugal Cove Road from Higgins Line to Rawlins Cross. The project is divided into three phases. Phase 1 (Higgins Line to New Cove Road), Phase 2 (New Cove Road to First Avenue) and Phase 3 (First Avenue to Rawlins Cross). Construction work on the Phase 1 started in the Fall 2013 and was substantially completed in the Fall 2014. Phase 2, was tendered in Summer 2017 with completion anticipated mid-summer 2019.

The scope of the work involves replacing the existing 16” and 20” ductile iron water transmission main with a new 24” PVC water transmission main and a 12” domestic water main. In addition, a new underground pressure reducing station will need to be constructed on the water transmission main near the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and New Cove Road. The attached General Plan details the limit of work.

PROJECT FUNDING

The project was approved to receive cost shared funding on March 30, 2017 through the Provincial - Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) of the New Building Canada Fund. The funding partners for this project are the Government of Canada, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the City of St. John's.

This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day to day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website. To keep informed of the city’s traffic advisories please sign up for e-updates at www.stjohns.ca.



Phase 2 now completed

In 2012, due to a series of large water main breaks on the Portugal Cove Road Water Transmission Main system, the City of St. John’s decided to move forward with the replacement of the water transmission mains along Portugal Cove Road from Higgins Line to Rawlins Cross. The project is divided into three phases. Phase 1 (Higgins Line to New Cove Road), Phase 2 (New Cove Road to First Avenue) and Phase 3 (First Avenue to Rawlins Cross). Construction work on the Phase 1 started in the Fall 2013 and was substantially completed in the Fall 2014. Phase 2, was tendered in Summer 2017 with completion anticipated mid-summer 2019.

The scope of the work involves replacing the existing 16” and 20” ductile iron water transmission main with a new 24” PVC water transmission main and a 12” domestic water main. In addition, a new underground pressure reducing station will need to be constructed on the water transmission main near the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and New Cove Road. The attached General Plan details the limit of work.

PROJECT FUNDING

The project was approved to receive cost shared funding on March 30, 2017 through the Provincial - Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) of the New Building Canada Fund. The funding partners for this project are the Government of Canada, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the City of St. John's.

This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day to day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website. To keep informed of the city’s traffic advisories please sign up for e-updates at www.stjohns.ca.



  • Lane Reduction - Portugal Cove Road

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    04 Sep 2019
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    To complete the water transmission main project including final paving on Portugal Cove Road, the road may be reduced at times to one shared lane between Renouf Place and Glenridge Crescent between Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00 am to Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 7:00 pm.

    Motorists in the area, including the intersections at Elizabeth Avenue and New Cove Road, may experience delays. Flagpersons will be on site to direct traffic.

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  • Water Service Interruption

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    16 May 2019
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

    The following streets will have no water:

    Portugal Cove Road from Argyle Street to Rennies Mill Road
    Rennies Mill Road between Portugal Cove Road and Circular Road
    Pringle Place

    The following streets will have water but may experience dirty water and lower pressure:

    Argyle Street
    Roche Street
    Kerry Street
    Glenridge Crescent
    First Avenue
    Winter Avenue
    Winter Place
    Alderdice Place
    Abraham Street
    Dover Place
    Reeve'sPlace

    Please see attached Diagram


  • Road Closure - Portugal Cove Road between New Cove Road and Elizabeth Avenue

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    16 May 2019
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    Starting Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00am to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

    Portugal Cove Road will be closed between New Cove Road and Elizabeth Avenue on Monday, April 9th until August 31st. Construction will also encompass the section of Portugal Cove Road between Elizabeth Avenue and First Avenue during the summer.

    Residential traffic and emergency vehicles will have access with all other traffic detoured on to New Cove Road. Sidewalk and driveway access will be impacted.

    The City of St. John's apologizes for any inconvenience. For more details or to report an issue, contact Access St. John's by calling 311 or 754-CITY, via the app 311 St. John's, or the online web submission.

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  • Portugal Cove Road Construction starts April 2

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    16 May 2019
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    A water transmission main replacement project on Portugal Cove Road is scheduled to start the first week of April and will continue until late fall 2018.

    On Monday, April 2 traffic on Portugal Cove Road may be disrupted as heavy equipment is set up between New Cove Road and Elizabeth Avenue.

    During the week of April 9 Portugal Cove Road will be closed between New Cove Road and Elizabeth Avenue. Residential traffic and emergency vehicles will have access with all other vehicles detoured on to New Cove Road. Sidewalk and driveway access will be maintained where possible.

    This project is in response to significant water main breaks along Portugal Cove Road. The existing water transmission main is the original 100-year-old main that connects Windsor Lake to the downtown area of the city. The scope of the work includes replacing the main and building a new underground pressure reducing station near the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and New Cove Road.

    Work in this section will continue for several months, then the construction will continue to the section of Portugal Cove Road between Elizabeth Avenue and First Avenue during the summer.

    This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day to day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website