Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Road Marking concerns raised once again at City Council Session

Just one stretch of Sixth Avenue East, like many others in the city
where there are no road markings to be seen,
 making for potentially dangerous situations on the roads.

With the days of good road painting weather more than likely behind us, the frequent concern over a lack of action on road markings got another mention at Prince Rupert City Council, this time from Councillor Gurvinder Randhawa.

The Councillor observed of his concerns over the state of the city's road safety attention, asking if the City had any plans in place for further road marking work this year.

Mayor Brain observed how Richard Pucci the Operations Director was not on hand on the evening to answer the question or provide an update, with the City's Corporate Administrator observing that she would contact the Director of Operations to get an update for the Council.

City Councillors don't have to travel too far to view the state of the
city's road markings, with the Crosswalk near City Hall at
Fulton and Third among those that could use some attention. 

The situation is of some concern with the darker nights of the fall and winter now upon the region,  where the lack of visible road markings can only exacerbate an already concerning situation for both motorists and pedestrians.

The topic last came up in response to a question from Councillor Barry Cunningham as part of the October 4th Council session, with Mr. Pucci at that time noting of the city's priorities for the Prince George based road painting crew in their most recent visit to the city.

Councillor Cunningham and Councillor Niesh, have joined Councillor Randhawa in the past in raising the issue of the city's road painting program; often repeating many of the same questions as relayed at Monday's council session.

You can review the very short conversation on the topic from the City's Video archive starting at the 27 minute mark of the session.

More notes from Monday's Council Session can be reviewed here.

A look at some of the past concerns on the city's roads can be examined from our Infrastructure archive.

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