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Old Posted May 10, 2018, 1:00 PM
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First phase of St. John’s airport expansion ready to open within weeks:
http://www.thetelegram.com/business/...-weeks-208985/
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Old Posted May 14, 2018, 3:41 PM
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Realignment Of Polina, Kenmount Expected To Begin Next Month:
http://vocm.com/news/realignment-of-...in-next-month/
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Old Posted May 15, 2018, 4:30 PM
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Realignment of Polina Road @ Avalon Mall

This intersection realignment has been talked about for 5 years now. I'm at the point now that I don't believe a word I hear about it ever being done. I can care less if they say it's now going to tender. I'll believe it all when I see it. LOL
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Old Posted May 15, 2018, 8:58 PM
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Yes, it could easily fall off the rails. If the tender comes in too high and the Mall doesn't agree to pay more for their part, what then?

The Mayor says the project should run from June through November. I hope they can do the
Polina Rd / Mall Entrance part first and have the traffic disruptions over with before September.
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Old Posted May 15, 2018, 10:36 PM
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Yes, it could easily fall off the rails. If the tender comes in too high and the Mall doesn't agree to pay more for their part, what then?

The Mayor says the project should run from June through November. I hope they can do the
Polina Rd / Mall Entrance part first and have the traffic disruptions over with before September.
Brutal. This has been talked about long enough that the tender should have been out and a contract awarded so that construction could have started at the 1st of this month.

What would be so difficult about the city or provincial government going to tender in the winter, say February, awarding a contract in March or April so that construction could begin ASAP in spring? I'll never understand the late start - work till snow flies approach.
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Old Posted May 16, 2018, 3:36 AM
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The new Orange Store & Gas Station/Tim Hortons at the airport is now opened.
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Old Posted May 23, 2018, 10:48 PM
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Gov announced closure of Team Gushue ramp to Kenmount Road for a month or so - hopefully this indicates a start of the roadwork north of Kenmount.
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Old Posted May 23, 2018, 10:57 PM
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Gov announced closure of Team Gushue ramp to Kenmount Road for a month or so - hopefully this indicates a start of the roadwork north of Kenmount.
We live in hope

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Old Posted May 28, 2018, 3:06 PM
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It appears that the contractor ( Municipal Construction ) is mobalizing equipment to sites along the TGH path - at Blackmarsh/Redmonds they have resumed work on the roundabout with new fill in the middle and power pole realignment with some new drainage blocks and piping; equipment on site at Old Penneywell/Collector Rd and there appears to be new gravel being spread north of New Penneywell Rd towards Kenmount.
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 12:12 AM
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TGH Progress

Working today on a Saturday!

Fine crushed stone in Northbound lane from Pennywell Collector to finished portion. Also working on drains today.


Looking South from Pennywell underpass



Looking North from Pennywell Underpass
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 3:02 AM
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I can't remember if you've told us this before or not, but are you working on the highway in some capacity?
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 2:14 PM
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I can't remember if you've told us this before or not, but are you working on the highway in some capacity?
No I am not Mr. McFly; just an impatient potential user like a lot of us! ;-)
I perhaps should have started my post with "They are" working on a Saturday.

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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 10:17 PM
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No I am not Mr. McFly; just an impatient potential user like a lot of us! ;-)
I perhaps should have started my post with "They are" working on a Saturday.


Looks like they are preparing for lighting? Is this the case? If so, I wonder how much of the road will be lit?
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 11:44 PM
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No I am not Mr. McFly; just an impatient potential user like a lot of us! ;-)
I perhaps should have started my post with "They are" working on a Saturday.

I concur, another "impatient potential user" here. Great photos. Nice to see some visible progress, hope it continues.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2018, 4:34 PM
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There also seems to be quite a bit of work being done on the Kenmount West exit. I pass by it most days on my way to work.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2018, 2:11 PM
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TGH: Topsail Interchange

Here are fresh pics of the ramp Northbound from Topsail lights to TGH.

Looking West towards mall and gap left for ramp underpass.




Looking South as ramp continues to loop Northbound.


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Old Posted Jun 9, 2018, 5:18 PM
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Right so that overpass for the ramp is barely even touched yet. Curious why they seem to be leaving it to the very end? Maybe it won't take that long to build?
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2018, 2:27 PM
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I don't believe that overpass has been included in the tenders. If they started now, it would be next year
before it's done.

There's lots of work at Kenmount to add the new loops, looks to be done in the next month or so. The roadbed of the collector road at Old Penneywell looks ready for some gravel, although all the equipment and blasting mats have been removed.

Google has updated streetview to May 2018 for some areas of St. John's, although not completely linked in. If you go to the Blackmarsh Rd / Redmond's Rd intersection and stop, then 'look' towards Redmond's, the view changes to May 2018 and you can see the roundabout and travel up Redmond's across the new overpass, etc. This trick also works at the Airport entrance.
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Old Posted Jun 15, 2018, 2:39 PM
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Metrobus unveils 'smart kiosks':
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...logy-1.4706674

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The Metrobus service in St. John's is setting up a series of "smart" kiosks that will allow bus users to get Wi-Fi and charge their phones while waiting for their ride.

The first of five planned kiosks was unveiled Thursday near a bus shelter next to the Homeport Hotel on Torbay Road.

Another kiosk is planned for across the street, with three others coming over the summer at locations downtown and on Kelsey Drive.

The aluminum, weatherproof kiosks have touch screens where passengers can also get real-time bus updates and call emergency services.

Wi-Fi is available in a 70-metre zone around the hub.
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