Prince Rupert will soon have smoother roads, as the provincial paving program to repave Highway 16 and the City’s corresponding work to repave Third Avenue will start on May 1.
The City announced the decision today, which has already garnered lots of attention on their Facebook post. In the writeup, it said the paving will be conducted in the evenings from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and will carry through from May 1 to June 30.
“Timing of the paving was scheduled to have the least possible disruption to local traffic patterns, however we do understand that associated noise may inconvenience our residents living downtown and along the highway,” said Veronika Stewart, communications manager for the City of Prince Rupert.
The paving will produce significant noise in the targeted areas of construction as it moves through the city. As well, the work will repave the road surface from curb to curb, so crews will require the roadway to be fully clear of cars in the evenings while the paving is underway. Signs will be posted clearly indicating parking it not permitted in areas under construction.
Anyone violating the no parking signs will be towed to the north end of the Civic Centre parking lot for pickup by the registered owner.
“We thank you for your patience while we make these major community improvements to ‘Rebuild Rupert’, and apologize to the inconvenience. We, like you, are looking forward to seeing some fresh new pavement,” Stewart said.