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Traffic Advisory: Rothesay Avenue


Motorists are advised of the following traffic interruptions:

Streets: Rothesay Avenue and McLean Street from Thorne Avenue to Spencer Street

Date: Starting Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Time: 24 hours/daily

Duration: four (4) months


Port City Water Partners will be closing the eastbound lanes on Rothesay Avenue, from Thorne Avenue to St. Catherine Street. Traffic will also be reduced to one lane on McLean Street from St. Catherine Street to Spencer Street.

Motorists travelling eastbound on Rothesay Avenue will be merged into one of the two westbound lanes. The other westbound lane will be open. This traffic deviation will effectively reduce Rothesay Avenue from four lanes to two lanes in either direction.

Motorists travelling on McLean Street will yield to traffic in either direction between St. Catherine Street and Spencer Street.

On occasion, traffic will be stopped in both directions, allowing for the installation of new water services on both Rothesay Avenue and McLean Street.

Specific Area:

Rothesay Avenue from the intersection at Rothesay Avenue and Thorne Avenue through to St. Catherine Street.

McLean Street from St. Catherine Street to Spencer Street.

Access: Businesses within the construction zone are open and will remain accessible to the public while the work is underway.

The road will also remain accessible to emergency service vehicles and local area residents.

Description of Work: Port City Water Partners will be completing construction work over the next four (4) months. This work is required to rehabilitate the existing water transmission mains, as part of the construction phase of the City of Saint John’s Safe Clean Drinking Water project.

Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly, reduce speeds in construction zones, observe signage, and drive safely. Work commencement and completion times are subject to change. Weather permitting.

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