West Street & Park Street Traffic Detour
Written by Administrator on July 20, 2015
On Thursday July 23 the City of Corner Brook, in conjunction with Marine Contractors, will commence a major storm sewer system upgrade in the upper Park Street area. A portion of the work will require the complete closure of upper Park Street for approximately 4 weeks, and will result in a road closure and traffic detour. For safety reasons, on–street parking on upper West Street will be prohibited for the duration of the detour. Residents should anticipate traffic disruptions and consider alternate routes to avoid construction and limit delays.
- Lower Park Street (from Main St to Todd St) will be restricted to one lane – the eastern (left) lane will be closed for safety reasons.
- Traffic travelling up Park Street will be detoured to West St. via Todd St.
- Upper Park Street (from Todd St to Central St.) will be changed to 2-way traffic. Traffic leaving the upper Park St area will do so by driving down the eastern lane and turning right onto Todd St toward West St.
- Upper West Street (from Central St to Todd St) will be changed to 2-way traffic. The western lane will carry traffic UP West Street.
- Central Street (from West St to West Valley Road) will be changed to 2-way traffic. The northern lane will carry traffic from West St to West Valley Road.
- Traffic on upper West Street on the temporary 2-way section will not be permitted to cross over to the oncoming lane for safety reasons.
- Vehicles will not be permitted to stop on the roadway in these areas at any time throughout the duration of the detour. This includes delivery trucks for food, beverage products, parcels, fuel oil, etc. Businesses and shipping / trucking companies are encouraged to make alternate arrangements for deliveries during this time.
The City of Corner Brook is working with stakeholders including the Downtown Business Association, the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade and businesses in the area to communicate timely information about construction logistics, such as the location and impact of detours, in an effort to reduce the amount of traffic on roads during peak hours and to limit the impact on traffic flows.
The City of Corner Brook thanks residents for their understanding and patience while this important infrastructure work is being completed during our short construction season. For everyone’s safety, motorists are reminded to watch for signs and to slow down in construction zones.