Grading of Roads and Shoulders

The City maintains 103.7 lane kilometres of gravel road which is 7.3 per cent of the total road system in the City of St. John's. Gravel or dirt roads require much more frequent maintenance than paved roads, especially after wet periods. Gravel roads and shoulders are susceptible to potholes, ruts, errosion and poor drainage since traffic pushes material to the outside of the travel path and heavy rain can wash the material away easily.

This operation involves the regular maintenance of gravel roads and unpaved shoulders to provide a smooth and safe driving or pedestrian surface and provide for the positive drainage of water from the road surface to the road side ditch network. 

For additional help, contact information or to submit a service request visit  Access 311.