Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Friday the Deadline for Bids for City's 2023 Paving program

Prince Rupert motorists will be a bit closer to road paving season come Friday, that as the City of Prince Rupert's latest Request for Quotations, this one for the City's Paving program for 2023 comes to a close.

Seven work items are detailed in the Bid Package for prospective paving Crews, you can see if your area of town is on the list below:

The notes include an advisory that the work on the Sixth Avenue Bridge is to take place after repair work has been completed by others, that set for September of 2023.

The seventh item on the to do list is for batches of paving related to water service repairs.

All other milling and paving is to be completed by the successful applicant by September 29, 2023.

Included as part of the City's Paving Prospectus is a collection of overhead photos of the areas to be addressed as part of the 2023 Paving Program.

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Jordan Schmidt , General Manager of Public Works  is the City's contact person on the RFQ, the deadline for submissions to the City is 2PM  on Friday, June 23rd.

The Full RFQ portfolio from the City is available on the BC Bid website.

Our archive of past Calls for Bids, Quotes and proposals can be reviewed here.

More notes on Operations themes is available here

Our items of interest on Council Discusison themes can be reviewed here.


  1. Kaien Road needs to be done from Frederick St. onwards, not just a small section. Its a busy road and a necessary bypass that needs to be fully paved for the first time in decades. That may still be the original surface of the old highway.

    1. If only we didn’t have a 58% reduction in tax revenues from the port, we might be able to pay for it!!

    2. The city doesn’t recognize that in snowy and icy conditions the lower road to Fredrick is the main access for the larger trucks.
      Does the city know the industrial park is heavily taxed and get little in return.

    3. If only Citywest paid down their debt, instead of simply servicing it.

      $17 132 762 current Citywest loan amount + $20 million forgiven to Citywest in 2008.

      Your rewind button is damaged, other readers can see that.

    4. Equating Citywest to PRPA is worse than apples and oranges, it’s apples and elephants.

      Why do you think there was hardly any public protest for a 12.5% tax increase? It’s because people can see the real problem. Hint: it’s not Citywest.

    5. Go on, we’re all waiting. Enlighten us.

    6. Money is money and CityWest is using taxpayers money while my taxes were raised. It is not apples to oranges. It is money out of my pocket to support a provincial wide phone company.

    7. Money is money, thanks Captain Obvious.

      But making regular debt repayment/dividends from a decades old loan is definitely not anywhere close to the same as a year-over-year revenue reduction of 58%.

      The former keeps tax rates the same or lower, the other raises them.

    8. "If only we didn’t have a 58% reduction in tax revenues from the port ...."
      That is misleading: the 58% reduction pertains to PRPA's Payment in Lieu of Taxes on vacant lands, not to property taxes paid by the Port's tenants under current legislation.

    9. The white elephant that is Citywest had 20 million forgiven and is sitting on another 17 million of taxpayer apples.
      This taxpayer wants more out of the local telecom to fund local roads, water and sewer.
      PILT disputes drag on forever, google Cold Lake, Halifax, and Montreal PILT disputes.

    10. Glad to know we aren’t alone in getting screwed on PILT.

      But that doesn’t make your comparison any less wrong.

      One guess if a telecom or the port complex uses roads, water and sewers more….