The City of Prince George is releasing its annual lists of the sections of local roads and sidewalks slated for resurfacing and rehabilitation in the upcoming paving season.
This year, the City of Prince George will be resurfacing about 43 lane kilometres of road. For comparison, paving one lane of road along the most direct route from College Heights Secondary to Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary would take about 18 lane kilometres. The City is also rehabilitating about 1.3 kilometres of sidewalk. In total, there will be 38 road-resurfacing projects, and five sidewalk projects in the 2021 paving season.
The year’s largest projects will be a 4.3 lane kilometre stretch of Northwood Pulpmill Road, while the largest sidewalk operation will be about 365 metres along 20th Avenue from Queensway to Maple Street.
Other notable operations in 2021 include:
- A section of Foothills Boulevard just north of the intersection with North Nechako Road.
- Upper Patricia Boulevard from Queensway to Taylor Drive.
- Ospika Boulevard from Davis to Range Road.
- Sidewalk along Highland Drive from Vellencher to Austin Road.
The budget for road rehabilitation in 2021 is the same as in 2020: $5.8 Million, while the budget for sidewalk rehabilitation is $700,000.
Major paving operations in Prince George are expected to begin in mid to late May this year.
Preparatory work for road line painting will be starting up in the next few weeks and all line painting operations are expected to be completed by the end of June. Road rehabilitation, sweeping operations, and line painting are all dependent upon weather conditions.