Green Point Access Road Widening

The objective of this project is to widen the south side road shoulder by 1-1.5 m to allow parking longitudinally along the access road. It is proposed to infill along the south shoulder of the Green Point fish staging access road to create additional longitudinal parking for visitors to park their vehicles. The scope of this work will involve the following actions: 1) Cut grass along the length of the proposed widening area, 2) blasted or crushed rock aggregate will be transported from Parks Canada Cod Knotts quarry site and dumped, leveled and compacted along the road using a mini excavator. The width of the proposed widening is between 1 – 1.5 meters. The narrow Green Point fish staging access road provides the only access to the fish staging area and the Green Point Geological Site. A small parking lot located at the trail head cannot accommodate the large volume of traffic onsite during interpretative programming, which routinely results in vehicles parking directly onto the roadway. This is creating public safety concern and impedes fishermen's access to the fish staging area. Independent of the scheduled programming, we are seeing a general increase in visitation to this site, which the current parking lot configuration cannot accommodate. With a widened access road, it would help alleviate much of these issues.


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Latest update

September 1, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from August 2 to September 1, 2022 - August 2, 2022


Gros Morne National Park
PO Box 130
Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4N0
Telephone: 709-458-2417

  • Location

    • Gros Morne National Park of Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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