Friday, August 11, 2017

City set to launch six week upgrade project on 7th Avenue East

Road and infrastructure work is on the horizon for residents
of the 400 block of Seventh Avenue East

The pace of construction work in the area near the site of the proposed Metlakatla Seniors Residence is set to pick up over the next six weeks, as the City of Prince Rupert prepares to launch necessary Capital Utility upgrades in the 400 block of the east side street.

In an information statement released on Friday morning, the city outlined the scope of the work ahead, which will require the closure of that stretch of road from 8 to 4:30 during the hours of work on the site, with the roadway re-opened to one way traffic in the evenings.

Further background on the Traffic advisories and the need for vehicle relocation in the construction area are included in the city's statement.

In addition to the road and infrastructure work, water interruptions may be necessary to the water supply of the homes in the affected area.

In their advisory, the City notes that water shut offs will be kept to a minimum and that city staff will notify residents in the area by way of a notice to be affixed to the front door of each home to be affected.

Those water interruptions will take place during regular working hours of 8 to 4:30.

It's anticipated that the major work that is required will be completed within 4 to 6 weeks, with minor upgrades including sidewalks, paving and curbing to follow once the major work is complete.

You can review the full update on the plans here.

For more items related to the City of Prince Rupert see our archive page here.

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