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First phase of new downtown pool in Prince George complete: city

'Largest and tallest' section to begin next week
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Phase one of the new pool in downtown Prince George is now complete. (via City of Prince George)

The first phase of Prince George's new downtown pool has been complete, the city says. 

Chandos Construction has finished the concrete foundation for the facility, with the city saying the task was complete on schedule. 

So far, there has been approximately 1,100 cubic metres of concrete poured at the $44.3-million site.

In a release, the city says the 'largest and tallest' section of the pool will begin to form next week. 

Passers-by the facility will notice multiple steel columns being installed, some as long as 15 metres, 

The City of Prince George says this phase will also see construction of the pool’s mechanical rooms, change rooms and the pool lobby.

"The city anticipates that this next phase of the project will continue into the spring of 2021," the release reads.

"Following this stage, construction of the building envelope will begin."

At Seventh Avenue and Dominion Street, intersection traffic signals will stay flashing red for at least another month per the city and the intersection will continue functioning as a four-way stop.

"Traffic around this intersection is expected to experience varying levels of disruption for at least a month to accommodate the construction on this important project." 

"The City of Prince George greatly appreciates the patience and understanding of residents during the building of this critical new civic amenity. The City also encourages residents always to drive with caution around road and construction crews and equipment."