Rawlins Cross - Unsignalized Traffic Circulation

picture of one of Rawlins Cross intersections

By removing the two traffic signals and introducing unsignalized circulatory control this pilot project would look to determine if capacity, level of service, and safety in this area can be improved.

The diagram on this page illustrates the proposed pilot implementation plan. Please note that accommodation has been made for emergency services so that they are not negatively impacted by this change.

Implementation Rating: Complex


Thanks to all who participated in our survey. The results of the survey along with technical and observation data will be shared with City Council to inform the evaluation and recommendation on whether the projects should be made permanent.

By removing the two traffic signals and introducing unsignalized circulatory control this pilot project would look to determine if capacity, level of service, and safety in this area can be improved.

The diagram on this page illustrates the proposed pilot implementation plan. Please note that accommodation has been made for emergency services so that they are not negatively impacted by this change.

Implementation Rating: Complex


Thanks to all who participated in our survey. The results of the survey along with technical and observation data will be shared with City Council to inform the evaluation and recommendation on whether the projects should be made permanent.

  • Traffic Pilot : Feedback wanted

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    A public survey is now open as part of the City’s evaluation of the Rawlins Cross traffic Circle pilot project implemented in 2018:

    The survey is open to any member of the public who has travelled through the areas where the pilot projects are currently in place using any mode of transportation. The results of the survey along with technical and observation data will be shared with City Council to inform the evaluation and recommendation on whether the projects should be made permanent.

    The survey is open until May 15, 2019.

    The City’s Strategic Plan, Our City, Our Future notes that the City is committed to building a balanced transportation network to get people and goods where they want to go safely.


    A public survey is now open as part of the City’s evaluation of the Rawlins Cross traffic Circle pilot project implemented in 2018:

    The survey is open to any member of the public who has travelled through the areas where the pilot projects are currently in place using any mode of transportation. The results of the survey along with technical and observation data will be shared with City Council to inform the evaluation and recommendation on whether the projects should be made permanent.

    The survey is open until May 15, 2019.

    The City’s Strategic Plan, Our City, Our Future notes that the City is committed to building a balanced transportation network to get people and goods where they want to go safely.


  • Accessibility Upgrades to Rawlins Cross

    10 months ago

    The City of St. John’s has advised that an accessible curb ramp will be installed at the new temporary crosswalk on Monkstown Road, east of Rennie’s Mill Road. The city is contracting to have to work completed as quickly as possible.

    The new curb ramp on Monkstown Road will be based on universal design principals to accommodate many different types of pedestrians, including wheelchair users, those with a visual impairment, those pushing a stroller, and others who benefit from a smoother transition between the sidewalk and the road surface.

    The Rawlins Cross Traffic Circle Pilot Project has not removed or reduced the accessibility of any crosswalks in the area. All existing crosswalks throughout Rawlins Cross have previously, and continue to have, curb ramps at the transition to the sidewalk.

    Two new temporary crosswalks installed as part of the pilot project are in locations where no existing curb ramp is available. One is on Monkstown Road, east of Rennie’s Mill Road – which is currently being addressed - the other is on the southwest corner of Prescott Street and Queen’s Road where there is a set of stairs.

    A third new crossing area on Military Road immediately east of King’s Road does benefit from existing curb ramps.

    Visit the City's website and sign up for e-updates on Public Advisories, Public Notices and News items.

    The City of St. John’s has advised that an accessible curb ramp will be installed at the new temporary crosswalk on Monkstown Road, east of Rennie’s Mill Road. The city is contracting to have to work completed as quickly as possible.

    The new curb ramp on Monkstown Road will be based on universal design principals to accommodate many different types of pedestrians, including wheelchair users, those with a visual impairment, those pushing a stroller, and others who benefit from a smoother transition between the sidewalk and the road surface.

    The Rawlins Cross Traffic Circle Pilot Project has not removed or reduced the accessibility of any crosswalks in the area. All existing crosswalks throughout Rawlins Cross have previously, and continue to have, curb ramps at the transition to the sidewalk.

    Two new temporary crosswalks installed as part of the pilot project are in locations where no existing curb ramp is available. One is on Monkstown Road, east of Rennie’s Mill Road – which is currently being addressed - the other is on the southwest corner of Prescott Street and Queen’s Road where there is a set of stairs.

    A third new crossing area on Military Road immediately east of King’s Road does benefit from existing curb ramps.

    Visit the City's website and sign up for e-updates on Public Advisories, Public Notices and News items.

  • Rawlins Cross Construction and Change Over

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Construction work to officially change Rawlins Cross to a yield-on-entry system will take place starting at 5 a.m. on Thursday, August 30.

    The work to remove the traffic signals and the implementation of yield-on-entry (traffic circle flow) will be in effect by 7 a.m. with minor construction continuing throughout the day. Flagpersons will be on site.

    The new traffic flow at Rawlins Cross will remain in place until evaluation is completed by staff and a report presented to City council in the Spring of 2019. At that time council will vote on whether or not the traffic changes will be permanent.

    For further information about the Rawlins Cross pilot project please view the informational video online.

    Construction work to officially change Rawlins Cross to a yield-on-entry system will take place starting at 5 a.m. on Thursday, August 30.

    The work to remove the traffic signals and the implementation of yield-on-entry (traffic circle flow) will be in effect by 7 a.m. with minor construction continuing throughout the day. Flagpersons will be on site.

    The new traffic flow at Rawlins Cross will remain in place until evaluation is completed by staff and a report presented to City council in the Spring of 2019. At that time council will vote on whether or not the traffic changes will be permanent.

    For further information about the Rawlins Cross pilot project please view the informational video online.

  • Traffic changes update

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Construction work to modify the intersections in the area of Rawlins Cross has started. The target for the final change-over to the new yield-on-entry traffic pattern is late next week. Please note, the official date of the change over is dependent on weather as line painting is required.

    A traffic advisory will be posted on the city’s website next week, when the final construction to change the intersection is underway- sign up for e-updates to be notified. Detours and lane reductions will be required during the final stage of construction.

    The Rawlins Cross pilot project will remove two traffic signals on Military Road and introduce a yield-on-entry system. Changes will remain in place until evaluation is completed by staff and a report presented to City council who will vote on whether or not the traffic changes will be permanent.

    The City is piloting traffic modifications at Rawlins Cross to reduce delay and improve safety. For further information about the Rawlins Cross pilot project please view the informational video online.


    Construction work to modify the intersections in the area of Rawlins Cross has started. The target for the final change-over to the new yield-on-entry traffic pattern is late next week. Please note, the official date of the change over is dependent on weather as line painting is required.

    A traffic advisory will be posted on the city’s website next week, when the final construction to change the intersection is underway- sign up for e-updates to be notified. Detours and lane reductions will be required during the final stage of construction.

    The Rawlins Cross pilot project will remove two traffic signals on Military Road and introduce a yield-on-entry system. Changes will remain in place until evaluation is completed by staff and a report presented to City council who will vote on whether or not the traffic changes will be permanent.

    The City is piloting traffic modifications at Rawlins Cross to reduce delay and improve safety. For further information about the Rawlins Cross pilot project please view the informational video online.


  • Rawlins Cross Update: Preparation Work has begun

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    During the coming weeks the City will be making minor changes in the area such as new pavement markings, and new signage that will be temporarily bagged. This preparation work will not impact current traffic flow in the area.

    The official date of the changeover to the new traffic circulation will be announced in the coming weeks. A traffic advisory will be posted on the city’s website before the official change, sign up for e-updates.

    The Rawlins Cross pilot project will remove two traffic signals on Military Road and introduce a yield-on-entry system. Changes will remain in...

    During the coming weeks the City will be making minor changes in the area such as new pavement markings, and new signage that will be temporarily bagged. This preparation work will not impact current traffic flow in the area.

    The official date of the changeover to the new traffic circulation will be announced in the coming weeks. A traffic advisory will be posted on the city’s website before the official change, sign up for e-updates.

    The Rawlins Cross pilot project will remove two traffic signals on Military Road and introduce a yield-on-entry system. Changes will remain in place until evaluation is completed by staff and a report presented to City Council who will vote on whether the traffic changes will be permanent.



  • Rawlins Cross Traffic changes: information session

    2 months ago
    The session details have been archived

    This summer the City is changing traffic circulation in Rawlins Cross on a trial basis. Before the changes are put in place, an information session for the public will take place.

    Information Session

    Wednesday, July 25

    6 to 8 p.m.

    Bannerman Park Pool House

    By removing traffic signals and introducing new yield signs prior to entering the area, the goals of this pilot project are to improve safety, reduce delay, and simplify Rawlins Cross. For details on why this pilot project was selected, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

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    This summer the City is changing traffic circulation in Rawlins Cross on a trial basis. Before the changes are put in place, an information session for the public will take place.

    Information Session

    Wednesday, July 25

    6 to 8 p.m.

    Bannerman Park Pool House

    By removing traffic signals and introducing new yield signs prior to entering the area, the goals of this pilot project are to improve safety, reduce delay, and simplify Rawlins Cross. For details on why this pilot project was selected, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

    All commuters in the area are asked to be patient, attentive, and obey the new road signs and markings. Please watch the informational video on this page about the changes that are going to be made.

    If you have questions but are unable to attend the information session, leave a question in the Q&A on this page.