Contributed photo

Road closures for utility upgrades

City of Prince Rupert begins upgrade work on Aug. 14 on 7th Avenue East

Residents of the 400 block 7th Avenue East can expect road closures and water interruptions for four to six weeks due to scheduled utility upgrades.

Work will begin August 14, closing down the section of 7th Avenue East between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the duration of the upgrades. The city is requesting all residents relocate vehicles parked on the street during these times. One-way traffic will be permitted in the evenings.

To enable construction, a road detour will be set up at the 300 block of 7th Avenue East, diverting traffic onto Young Street, and from the 500 block of 7th Avenue East northward onto Green Street, which will be closed to the south down to Eighth Avenue E for the majority of the construction period.

The city says there will also be temporary interruptions to the water supply of homes in the construction zone, but will be kept to a minimum. Residents will be notified with notices on the front door of the property.

Any interruptions to service and property access will be confined to regular working hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City of Prince Rupert

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Terrace conservation officers relocate Spirit bear

Bear roamed Kitsumkalum Valley north of Terrace for many years

Feds announce $8.3M to deal with ‘ghost’ fishing gear in B.C. waters

Three projects on the North Coast awarded funding

Small space extrication

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue enhances expertise with confined space certification training

VIA Rail lays off 1,000 unionized workers across the country

Northern B.C. route Jasper to Prince George to Prince Rupert is not affected by VIA Rail layoffs

Northern Health has no cases of COVID-19

The largest geographical health region has had the least reported cases of coronavirus.

B.C. identifies 20 new COVID-19 cases, travellers specified in count

Pandemic total 3,028 cases, 51 people from outside Canada

Survey, hotline launched amid probe into racist blood-alcohol guessing game at B.C. hospital

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has been appointed to lead an investigation by Health Minister Adrian Dix

Canadian policing organization calls for decriminalization of simple illicit drug possession

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police want policing focus of opioid crisis to be replaced with a health one

Large rogue floating ‘island’ corralled by Lac la Hache residents

At least 60 feet wide, this large mass of plants is free-floating on the lake

B.C. ports part of data integration project to protect marine ecosystems

The $1.2 M federally funded program will draw crucial baseline data from Canada’s three coastlines

Filing deadline in RCMP sexual-harassment class-action extended due to COVID-19

Plaintiffs now have until January 2021 to submit claims for up to $222,000

Jamie Bacon pleads guilty to charge in Surrey Six case

The plea brings an end to a complex legal case that has spanned more than a decade

Hefty undeclared driver charges piling up, ICBC warns customers

Average extra penalty $2,971 after an at-fault accident

B.C. appeals judge’s decision to leave three clubhouses in Hells Angels hands

The province has filed two notices of appeal related to the B.C. Supreme Court decision

Most Read