Portugal Cove troubled by Bell Island traffic, parking

Traffic congestion and haphazard parking caused by the Bell Island ferry is causing a headache for some in Portugal Cove. A problem that has been in development for years appears to be reaching a boiling point for some in the town – parking has become so bad that it’s impeding fishermen from unloading their catch to the fish plant on the wharf, and making manoeuvring around town very difficult for its residents. Meanwhile, Bernard Manning – director of public works for Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s – said there’s a joint project between the town and the province to alleviate the issues… and long term plans for major changes.

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