Thursday, March 30, 2023

Paved Roads ... and lines to go with them! City of Prince Rupert posts RFP for upcoming line painting

Yesterday we made note of some pothole repairs and street sweeping that has city crews at work around the city, as well as a Capital Request in the 2023 Budget for some road paving planning for the year ahead.

And should that paving program move forward, as it most likely will, the next step will be to put some lines down on the streets of Prince Rupert so motorists have a guide to lanes, crosswalks and such.

The City delivered its Request for Proposals to the BC Bid website for that work on Wednesday, outlining the scope of their expectations for the successful contractor that will gain the contract.

The Deadline for proposals is set for April 14th with contractors to deliver their submission to Mark Seidel at City Hall. 

The Notice of Award will come in mid April, with the work to be completed by late September.

The documentation with BC Bid includes a number of maps of areas around the city that will see attention this year.

In past years, Yellowhead Pavement Marking from Prince George has been awarded the contract for the work, they appear to be the only company in the reach of the Northwest that offers the service.

The news of the work ahead will be welcomed  by motorists, pedestrians and perhaps some of the more traffic aware deer who use city crosswalks.

Also likely to give a thank you to the Operations staff will be a few of the Council members who have raised the issue of the lack of line painting in some areas of the city over the last few years.

October 2021 -- Road marking concerns raised once again at City Council Session
March 2021 -- City Council members see red over white lines 
March 2018 -- Councillor Cunningham seeks report on city's pavement marking program 

More notes on the City's RFP can be reviewed from the BC Bid website.

A look at some of the past Bids and Contracts from the City can be explored here.


  1. Lines are sorely needed in the city. Many drivers suffer from lack of spatial awareness. This is a safety concern.

    Another benefit is how nice things look for a couple of months!

  2. Hopefully they last more than a month