City building access road connecting Pine Centre, Recplace Drive

Crews work on extending Recplace Drive through to Pine Centre Mall. Bill Phillips photo
Crews work on extending Recplace Drive through to Pine Centre Mall. Bill Phillips photo

Building a road between Recplace Drive and Pine Centre Mall has been discussed, off an on, for years. Now it’s becoming a reality.

Work on extending Recplace Drive through to the mall is well underway. The extension of Recplace Drive will provide serviceable road connection from the mall to the end of Recplace Drive, the site of the Roll-a-Dome, Prince George Tennis Club, Prince George Golf and Curling Club, the Prince George Playhouse, as well as the commercial area between Recplace Drive and Highway 16.

Construction is expected to be completed by the fall. Once completed, the operation is also expected to reduce congestion on adjacent highway ramps.

The operation also includes the installation of a new watermains in the area, including to Massey Drive, and then under Highway 97 to the lot of the Treasure Cove Casino. The watermain will then extend from the casino under Highway 97 to the other side of the highway.

These watermain extensions will improve water service, enhance the reliability of water systems, and ensure sufficient water flows for firefighting in the area, according to the city. The operations are also expected to be completed by this fall.