Pittman Asphalt is back in the city this week, completing a major road rehabilitation project on Milwaukee Way. The next project, weather-permitting, is the northbound lanes on Foothills boulevard between 15th Avenue and 5th Avenue. Roadworks are met with mixed reaction: a sense of appreciation that the potholes are disappearing, coupled with angst over detours and delays.
“We got a group of projects that we will be completing at night just to minimize the traffic disruptions. Some of them are in the downtown area, we’re doing some work in the east end of downtown. We want to do what we can to minimize traffic disruptions while factoring in homeowner disruption.”
Jones is asking for the public’s patience at that time. But to make it easier to avoidable the hassle altogether, the City has created an app strictly directed at road and sidewalk work.
“You can go in, view the different projects, so you can see if they’re completed, under construction or when they’re proposed to be started,” explains Craig Telford, the City’s Supervisor of GIS. “It provides information on the estimated cost of the project, the type of construction that’s happening.”
And it is accessible through all kinds of media via the City of Prince George website, under PG Maps.