Winter Avenue

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This pilot project has finished. For information about the outcome and status check out the News Feed - Final Recommendations.

Effective Monday, August 7, 2017 motorists are no longer permitted to enter Winter Avenue from King’s Bridge Road. 'No entry' signs have been installed to indicate the new restriction which is in place throughout the summer and fall.

To access Winter Avenue and Judge Place, all motorists are required to enter Winter Avenue via Portugal Cove Road, with the exception of emergency vehicles and city service vehicles. Winter Avenue itself will remain two way, except for the restriction at King's Bridge Road. Vehicles are permitted to exit Winter Avenue via King’s Bridge Road.

This new restriction is in place to address speeding and volume concerns and is part of a traffic calming study.



This pilot project has finished. For information about the outcome and status check out the News Feed - Final Recommendations.

Effective Monday, August 7, 2017 motorists are no longer permitted to enter Winter Avenue from King’s Bridge Road. 'No entry' signs have been installed to indicate the new restriction which is in place throughout the summer and fall.

To access Winter Avenue and Judge Place, all motorists are required to enter Winter Avenue via Portugal Cove Road, with the exception of emergency vehicles and city service vehicles. Winter Avenue itself will remain two way, except for the restriction at King's Bridge Road. Vehicles are permitted to exit Winter Avenue via King’s Bridge Road.

This new restriction is in place to address speeding and volume concerns and is part of a traffic calming study.



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    Can you provide an update on the Winter ave project. It seems that residents of that street take liberties and turn left on winter ave as they see the inconvenience of it. The street should be made one way for everyone so the residence too can enjoy the pain while they enjoy the ‘safety’ of it. A great example of working for the ‘few’ by the city of st. John’s.

    anakoren asked over 3 years ago

    City Council has asked that the evaluation of the Winter Avenue pilot be included as part of a broader review of traffic restrictions in this area of town. That review is expected in the spring.


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    from my view this has created other traffic issues in the area - backup traffic on both the boulevard and kenna's hill. I live and walk in this area and I do not like the issues this change has created.

    newcove asked almost 4 years ago

    Thanks for your feedback!

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    This does strike me as a NIMBY problem as traffic is now appears to backing up on Kenna's Hill and other routes around Winter Ave. To address the safety concern, I think it better to remove street parking on Winter Ave. It is far too narrow for this and 2-way traffic. Do all properties on this road have off-street parking? Speed bumps would help with hard acceleration / speed problems.

    CitizenHill asked almost 4 years ago

    Thank you very much for your thoughts, we will add your feedback to the discussion that we present to council on this project.

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    I am a resident of Winter Place, off of Winter Avenue and I am very frustrated by the inaccessibility to Winter Avenue. While I 100% agree speeding is a huge problem, a bigger problem is that Winter Avenue residents park their cars along this very narrow street instead of in their driveways. This is a known fact. There is no room for two lanes of traffic with cars lining the street, speeding or otherwise. I live in this neighborhood, yet I did not see a petition about making Winter Avenue inaccessible. Speed bumps or some police presence would address the speed issue much more effectively than adding more traffic to other small neighbourhood streets i.e., Argyle Street / Bristol Street /New Cove Road/Portugal Cove Road. Now drivers are tearing around those small residential streets! A 1/2 km drive from Dominion/Quidi Vidi Lake/Techniplex for example, has now just tripled in distance and time for me. My children go to activites in these areas 3x a week. It is so frustrating to have to drive right past my street and circle around the entire neighbourhood (with traffic lights) to get home!! In addition, traffic is now constantly backed up on Kenna's Hill. This seems an extreme solution to the bigger speeding issue here in the city.

    1a5op5d asked about 4 years ago

    Thank you very much for the feedback, we will add your thoughts to the discussion that we present to council on this project.

    In the meantime I would suggest using Carnell Drive and/or The Boulevard, make a left turn onto Kings Bridge, then right onto Empire, and another right onto Portugal Cove Road. This should make the trip relatively easy if not as direct as before.

    Thanks again.

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    What about the effect on surrounding areas? Kenna's hill is now back up a few times a day because some of the traffic can no longer be rerouted through winter Ave? I live on Kenna's hill and now have much more trouble getting out of my driveway.

    Claudia asked about 4 years ago

    The effects on the surrounding areas are being monitored and will be reported back to council in the fall. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    added improvement would be the cross walk same as the one on Harbour Drive by Atlantic Place does not show the pedestrianthe lights allow for them to proceed to cross , only the driver can see the walk signal/ stop light

    GreggR asked about 4 years ago

    The crosswalk itself is not a part of this project. However, thank you for the feedback, we will review the signal to ensure it meets our standard for these types of installations.

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    If the issue is speed, why not just ask the RNC to enforce the existing speed limits?

    Quickqustion asked about 4 years ago

    Enforcement is one of several approaches we use to try and appropriately manage traffic in the City. Unfortunately, enforcement alone is not often efficient or effective.

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