The city is releasing its annual list of the sections of local roads and sidewalks which will be resurfaced and rehabilitated in the upcoming construction season.
This year, the City of Prince George is resurfacing about 48 lane kilometres of road. The city says this is about enough asphalt to pave one lane of road between Shas ti Kelly Road Secondary School in the Hart and College Heights Secondary School two and a half times.
One of the year’s largest projects will be the repaving of the southbound lane of Ospika Boulevard all the way to Tyner Boulevard.
The city is also rehabilitating about two kilometres of concrete sidewalk and 1.1 kilometres of asphalt sidewalk and installing 1.36 kilometres of new concrete sidewalk.
In total, there are 38 road-resurfacing projects, and 12 sidewalk projects in the 2022 construction season.
During budget deliberations in January, Council reduced the proposed roads budget for 2022 from $5.95 Million to $5.5 Million. Council also approved an increase in the budget for sidewalk rehabilitation and installation to $1.25 Million, up from $700,000 in 2021.
Major paving operations in Prince George are expected to begin in mid-May this year.
The city says preparatory work for road line painting is starting in the next few weeks and expected to be completed by the end of June. Road rehabilitation, sweeping operations, and line painting are all dependent upon weather conditions.