Road Services

There are many roads within the boundaries of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s which are not owned and maintained by the Town.  The roads and associated organization with responsibility are listed below.  Inquiries and concerns related to these roads should be directed to the appropriate organization identified below.

Responsibility of Provincial Government (please call 729-2300)
Beachy Cove Road
Portugal Cove Road
Tucker Hill Road
Thorburn Road (from Tucker’s Hill out)
Old Broad Cove Road
Indian Meal Line
Bauline Line Ext
St. Thomas Line

Responsibility of the City of St. John’s (please call 754-2489)
Bennett’s Road


Snow Clearing & Ice Control

Snow Clearing Damage Claim

Snow clearing and ice control operations are performed by Town staff.  We have 24-hour, 7-day a week snow clearing coverage.  This means we have monitoring of road conditions 24-hours-a-day, 7-days a week.  Our staffing levels for snow clearing and ice control are higher during the weekday early morning/daytime hours as compared to evenings and weekends.

The Town clears the roads owned and maintained by the Town.  There are a number of roads throughout the community which are not owned and maintained by the Town.

Snow events can cause disruptions.  We appreciate the patience of residents during such events as we work through clearing the roads and placing ice control materials.  The Town uses a combination of salt and sand for ice control, this means you may not always see black pavement after our snow clearing efforts have taken place.

Please Do Not Park on the Street

Residents are reminded that parking on roads is not permitted during a snow event or for 12 hours after a snow event has stopped.  This is important, as to properly clear streets, we need unimpeded access.  Cars parked in the roadway will be tagged and repeat offenders will be towed or ticketed at the owner’s expense.

Please Do Not Throw, Blow or Plow Snow on the Street

Residents are also reminded not to throw, blow, plow or place snow in the road – this is against the law.  The Town’s job is to keep roadways clear and accessible – please support us in this endeavour.

Roadways are our Responsibility, Driveways are Yours

We kindly remind residents that the Town is responsible for clearing streets, not driveways.  Some residents grow frustrated with the snow levels in their driveways or on their properties.  Please remember, our Snow Clearing Operators are simply doing their jobs – keeping the roads cleared.  Unfortunately, that will mean snow in your driveway or on your property.  Please do not place the snow from your driveway or property back into the road, this only causes delay in our snow clearing efforts, frustrates your neighbours and has the potential to hinder proper access to our roadways.

Report a Pothole   

Please contact the Public Works Department to report potholes on Town owned and maintained roads.  Click here for a list of Town owned and maintained roads.  We can be reached at 709-895-8000, ext. 228 during business hours.  You can fill out the form below or if email works better, send your concern to [email protected]  Can only call after hours?  No worries, our after-hours call service will log your concern – simply call 709-895-8000 and provide the street name and an adjacent civic number if available.

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