Newfoundland and Labrador Route 60

Route 60, also known as Topsail Road in Mount Pearl and St. Johns, and as Conception Bay Highway for the rest of its length, is a 74.7-kilometre-long (46.4 mi) east-west highway on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. It runs between the town of Cupids and the city of St. John's.[1]

Route 60 marker

Route 60

Topsail Road
Conception Bay Highway
Route information
Maintained by Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
Length74.7 km (46.4 mi)
Major junctions
East endWater Street in St. John's
Major intersections
West end Route 70 / Route 71 on the Cupids - South River town line
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador
Highway system
Route 50 Route 61

Route description edit

Route 60 begins as Topsail Road at the west end of Water Street in downtown St. John's, where the road divides into Topsail Road and Waterford Bridge Road. It continues on through the west end of St. John's, then through the northern part of the city of Mount Pearl. After the overpass of Kenmount Road, the road passes through the towns of Paradise, Topsail, and Chamberlains.

After reaching the town of Manuels, Route 60 becomes the Conception Bay Highway, continuing through Conception Bay South, Holyrood, Marysvale, Brigus and ending at the intersection of Route 70 in the town of Cupids.

Within Mount Pearl and St. John's, Topsail Road is a major arterial road and commercial area. Two shopping malls, Mount Pearl Square and the Village Shopping Centre, are located on the road, as well as a number of strip malls, fast-food restaurants, other businesses, and residential properties.

Once out of the city, Route 60 also runs along the side of Conception Bay through many small rural communities. Route 60 was the main route for many people who live outside St. Johns area to travel into the city before Route 1 (TCH) was constructed.

East of its intersection with Cornwall Avenue, Topsail Road narrows to two lanes. The section from Cornwall Avenue to Water Street is often referred to as Old Topsail Road, although this is not its official name.

A large portion of the annual Tely 10 road race traces Route 60 eastbound through Paradise, Mount Pearl, and St. John's.

Communities along Route 60 edit

Major intersections edit

South River - Cupids town line0.00.0   Route 70 (Roaches Line/Conception Bay Highway/Baccalieu Trail) to Route 1 (TCH) – Bay Roberts, Carbonear
   Route 71 south (Hodgewater Line) to Route 75 – Makinsons
Western terminus; northern terminus of Route 71; Conception Bay Highway continues north along Route 70
Avondale19.512.1   Route 63 south (Avondale Access Road) to Route 1 (TCH) – Eastbound International RacewayNorthern terminus of Route 63
Holyrood30.519.0  Route 90 south (Salmonier Line/Irish Loop Drive) – Mount Carmel-Mitchells Brook-St. CatherinesNorthern terminus of Route 90
31.819.8   Route 62 south (Holyrood Access Road) to Route 1 (TCH) – IBEW CollegeNorthern terminus of Route 62
Conception Bay South40.925.4  Route 2 east (Peacekeepers Way) – St. John'sWestern terminus of Route 2
49.430.7    Route 61 south (Foxtrap Access Road) to Route 1 (TCH) / Route 2Northern terminus of Route 61
54.133.6Manuels Access Road -   To Route 2 east (Peacekeepers Way) – St. John'sRoute 60 becomes Topsail Road
Paradise60.137.3   Route 50 east (St. Thomas Line) – Portugal Cove-St. Philips, Bell Island FerryWestern terminus of Route 50
  Route 1 (TCH) (Outer Ring Road) – Clarenville, St. John'sExit 43 on Route 1
Mount Pearl65.0–
Kenmount Road - Donovans, St. John'sInterchange
Mount Pearl-St. John's city line69.643.2  Route 3A north (Team Gushue Highway)Temporary southern terminus of Route 3A
St. John's72.344.9The Parkway (Columbus Drive)
74.746.4Water Street   To Route 11 south (Blackhead Road) – Downtown

Waterford Bridge Road
Eastern terminus; Y-Intersection; road continues east as Water Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Route transition

References edit

  1. ^ Google (January 2, 2020). "Route 60" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 2, 2020.