Mount Pearl Integrated Transportation Study Phase 1A

CLIENT: City of Mount Pearl

YEAR: 2015

ROLE: Transportation planning

CATEGORY: Transportation Master Plans

Mount Pearl Integrated Transportation Study Phase 1A

CLIENT: City of Mount Pearl

YEAR: 2015

ROLE: Transportation planning

CATEGORY: Transportation Master Plans

The City of Mount Pearl and surrounding areas have seen significant growth in development, population and infrastructure, including various development in the Paradise, the lands above the 190-meter contour north of Kenmount Road and the Galway Development, in St. John’s. In addition to these projects the Provincial Government is working towards the completion of the Team Gushue Highway which will alter traffic patterns to some degree and may impact intersections and roadways within the City of Mount Pearl.

The City of Mount Pearl engaged Harbourside Transportation Consultants (HTC) to complete an integrated Transportation Study to examine the immediate and long term transportation infrastructure needs in and around the City. The Integrated Transportation Plan was subdivided into three distinct phases. Phase 1A of this study was intended to familiarize the consultant with various aspects of the City’s transportation infrastructure. The scope of work included:

  • Develop a detailed work plan;
  • Analysis of existing data including studies from neighbouring municipalities if applicable:
  • Review current road classification designation of City Streets within the study area;
  • Review existing traffic studies, existing and projected traffic flow and recommend alternative measures to accommodate demand;
  • Review existing traffic controls and existing trail network;
  • Provide current and expected level of service for the following intersections: Topsail Road @ Moffatt Road and Humber Drive, Topsail Road @ Hemmer Jane Drive and Marlin Drive;
  • Identify additional information required to conduct an Integrated Traffic Plan;
  • Develop the scope of work for Phase 1B;
  • Provide a Summary Report for Phase 1A;
  • Overall general project management.

 

Unique Aspects:

  • Review of the existing trail network and pedestrian connections
  • Initial investigation of the exiting traffic signal control systems in the City

 

Project Challenges:

  • Determining the necessary scope of work for Phase 1B
  • Consideration of development in neighbouring municipalities