Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2nd Avenue West road work means reduced eastbound lane

Another newly paved stretch of 2nd Avenue West is in need of road repairs
with traffic now reduced to one lane east bound near the Moby Dick Inn

The pavement is barely a few months old, but destiny it would seems will see that some of that shiny blacktop has to go, as the Provincial Ministry of Highways begins to conduct emergency road repairs in the area in front of the Moby Dick Inn. at 8th Street and 2nd West.

The city posted a notice to its website on Tuesday outlining that in addition to the reduced lane requirements on 2nd, road closure measures are also required for 8th Street adjacent to the downtown hotel.

The lane closure is in place along the right hand lane on the east bound section of 2nd Avenue West. No timeline was provided as to how long it will take to complete the repairs required, nor was it indicated just what may be the problem in the affected area.

It's not the first time that the newly paved street has seen the large equipment come in, just weeks after the pavement went down in May, work was required on the stretch of 2nd Avenue west at the Post Office building.

Update: In addition to the road work at 8th and 2nd at mid morning Wednesday, the City of Prince Rupert issued a second notice to the public advising that the area of 11th Street and 2nd would be facing an emergency Water Main shut off.  Residents impacted by the shutdown live in the Beach, Water and 11th street neighbourhood.

Details of the shut down which is expected to take a few hours can be found here.

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