Veteran's Square Reconfiguration

Map of Veteran's Square area showing realignment

The project is being permanently installed. Road work is underway and is anticipated to be completed this fall. Landscaping work will be completed next spring.

Council decided on the pilot during the April 17, 2019 meeting of Committee of the Whole (see attached).

Church Hill, in the vicinity of Veteran's Square, will be narrowed and formal parking areas will be added to both streets.




The project is being permanently installed. Road work is underway and is anticipated to be completed this fall. Landscaping work will be completed next spring.

Council decided on the pilot during the April 17, 2019 meeting of Committee of the Whole (see attached).

Church Hill, in the vicinity of Veteran's Square, will be narrowed and formal parking areas will be added to both streets.




  • Veteran's Square Pilot Project to become permanent

    11 months ago

    During the April 17, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting, an update was provided regarding the permanent installation of the Veteran’s Square Reconfiguration originally piloted from August 14 to November 16, 2017.

    The project will be permanently installed during summer 2019 in conjunction with required street rehabilitation work.

    This intersection had been raised by the public as a hazard for pedestrians in the area and a safety concern for motorists. The intended benefits of the reconfiguration project include:

    • Increasing pedestrian safety by reducing the distance that people walk across Queen’s Road;
    • Increasing driver safety by creating a more traditional ‘T’ intersection;
    • Reducing traffic on Bond Street by eliminating the direct route through Veteran’s Square; and,
    • Improving parking by increasing formal parking stalls and eliminating areas where informal parking occurs on the street.

    An evaluation of the project’s success included a public survey that was presented to Council on April 11, 2018. Council voted to proceed with the permanent installation of the project on April 16, 2018, pending funding, which was approved as part of the 2019 Capital budget.

    The final design of the Veteran’s Square Reconfiguration was developed based on technical elements to provide safety benefits, and by incorporating the public feedback to include both green space and public parking opportunities in the area.

    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. This project contributes to Our City, Our Future 2019 Action Plan under the goal to improve safety for all users on a well-maintained street network and to expand and maintain a safe and accessible active transportation network.

    During the April 17, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting, an update was provided regarding the permanent installation of the Veteran’s Square Reconfiguration originally piloted from August 14 to November 16, 2017.

    The project will be permanently installed during summer 2019 in conjunction with required street rehabilitation work.

    This intersection had been raised by the public as a hazard for pedestrians in the area and a safety concern for motorists. The intended benefits of the reconfiguration project include:

    • Increasing pedestrian safety by reducing the distance that people walk across Queen’s Road;
    • Increasing driver safety by creating a more traditional ‘T’ intersection;
    • Reducing traffic on Bond Street by eliminating the direct route through Veteran’s Square; and,
    • Improving parking by increasing formal parking stalls and eliminating areas where informal parking occurs on the street.

    An evaluation of the project’s success included a public survey that was presented to Council on April 11, 2018. Council voted to proceed with the permanent installation of the project on April 16, 2018, pending funding, which was approved as part of the 2019 Capital budget.

    The final design of the Veteran’s Square Reconfiguration was developed based on technical elements to provide safety benefits, and by incorporating the public feedback to include both green space and public parking opportunities in the area.

    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. This project contributes to Our City, Our Future 2019 Action Plan under the goal to improve safety for all users on a well-maintained street network and to expand and maintain a safe and accessible active transportation network.

  • TRAFFIC PILOT PROJECTS REMOVED FROM DOWNTOWN

    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Infrastructure to support changes for two traffic pilot projects downtown has been removed in advance of snow clearing operations beginning for the winter. Former conditions have now been reinstated. 

    In August, the City announced two traffic pilot projects downtown: the reconfiguration of Church Hill with Veteran’s Square; and Duckworth Street, Plymouth Road one-way loop. The purpose of these projects was to test enhancements to pedestrian safety, traffic flow, and parking availability. 

    The City is seeking public feedback on these and other pilot projects through an online survey.


    Infrastructure to support changes for two traffic pilot projects downtown has been removed in advance of snow clearing operations beginning for the winter. Former conditions have now been reinstated. 

    In August, the City announced two traffic pilot projects downtown: the reconfiguration of Church Hill with Veteran’s Square; and Duckworth Street, Plymouth Road one-way loop. The purpose of these projects was to test enhancements to pedestrian safety, traffic flow, and parking availability. 

    The City is seeking public feedback on these and other pilot projects through an online survey.


  • TRAFFIC PILOT PROJECTS: TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

    over 1 year ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    The City has recently introduced several traffic pilot projects throughout the city to enhance pedestrian safety, improve traffic flow and increase parking availability. The infrastructure to support the projects will be removed before snow clearing operations begin. 

    Staff are now seeking public feedback on each project through an online survey. The public opinion survey is focused on the following pilot projects: 

    Church Hill and Veteran’s Square reconfiguration 

    Plymouth Street and Duckworth Street one way loop 

    Kenmount Terrace mini-roundabout 

    Winter Avenue no entry restriction 

    The City’s transportation engineering staff have been monitoring...

    The City has recently introduced several traffic pilot projects throughout the city to enhance pedestrian safety, improve traffic flow and increase parking availability. The infrastructure to support the projects will be removed before snow clearing operations begin. 

    Staff are now seeking public feedback on each project through an online survey. The public opinion survey is focused on the following pilot projects: 

    Church Hill and Veteran’s Square reconfiguration 

    Plymouth Street and Duckworth Street one way loop 

    Kenmount Terrace mini-roundabout 

    Winter Avenue no entry restriction 

    The City’s transportation engineering staff have been monitoring each of the areas. The public feedback that is received through this online survey will inform the evaluation and be presented to City Council. Once presented, Council will determine if the pilot project changes will become permanent at these locations. 

    The survey will be open for two weeks and is available here.