Welcome to the Roads Division of the City of Prince George. Below you will
find links to various documents and information.
The 2013 Road Rehabilitation
Program has been completed. The 2013 Road Rehabilitation Program saw segments
of 20 different city streets rehabilitated. Microsurfacing was also a part of
the 2013 Road Rehabilitation Program. Microsurfacing is
a pavement preservation strategy that provides a new wearing surface to existing
asphalt roads. Microsurfacing was done in the Pinewood and North Meadows Subdivisions.
Make a Report
Downtown Parking and Transportation Plan
This page is intended to collect and inform on policies to accommodate future
growth and a pedestrian-friendly downtown. Please visit and provide some
feedback with the online questionnaire.
Cameron Street Bridge
The Cameron Street Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic in late September
2005, due to significant deterioration of members in the 75 year old timber
structure. The bridge was replaced with a new concrete superstructure which
opened August 24, 2009 to vehicular traffic.
More information is available on Cameron Street
The purpose of a Special Events Parade Permit is to allow individuals or
organizations within our community to utilize municipal streets for special
events or parades which contribute to the enrichment of our community.
Download the parade permit and
checklist in PDF format along with the business
support form in Word format.
Equipment for Hire Registration
The City of Prince George is accepting the registration of equipment for hire
such as, but not limited to, loaders, crawler tractors, graders, backhoes,
excavators, trucks, etc., for summer construction/maintenance projects, and
winter snow clearing operations.
Equipment will be hired on an as required basis between May 1st, 2015
and April 30, 2016.
Completed registration forms and/or updates should be submitted no later than
4:30 p.m. on March 31st, 2015, Attention,
Cathy McCallum or Cindy McDonald, at the Public Works office located at: 3990
-18th Avenue, Prince George,
Registration forms are available for download in PDF
format or from the Public Works
Downtown Traffic Volumes
A Downtown Traffic Volume Map (PDF - 1.18MB) is now available.
Downtown traffic volumes are estimates based on historic
counts, and are for discussion purposes only.
Actual count numbers are available as a layer in PGMap
Salt Management Plan
Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and beginning in 1995, road
salts underwent a comprehensive 5-year assessment. The assessment report
published in 2001 concluded that high releases of road salts were having an
adverse environmental effect on freshwater ecosystems, soil, vegetation and
wildlife. A multistakeholder working group, which included members from
provincial and municipal road authorities, industry, environmental and
non-governmental organizations, worked together over a two-year period to
develop a Code of Practice for the management of road salts. The main objective
of the Code of Practice is to ensure environmental protection while maintaining
In September 1998, City Council approved the trial use of Anti-icing liquids
in the downtown, bounded by Winnipeg Street, First Avenue, Fifteenth Avenue and
Lower Patricia Boulevard. Anti-icing is the application of a liquid de-icer such
as magnesium or calcium chloride, which has other additives to significantly
reduce corrosion concerns from the chlorides and to reduce their environmental
impact. The objectives of this trial are to improve road safety, reduce the use
of abrasives, which contribute to high dust levels, and to improve the level of
service. The costs associated with this program are modest in comparison to the
The early results of this trial and the experience of other communities are
positive. City Council has also approved the installation of pre-wetting
equipment on the City's remaining sanders, which hopefully will reduce the
volume of abrasive and de-icer use in all areas of the City. By spraying liquid
de-icer on sand or salt our expectation is that the sand will stick to a cold
and dry pavement or will embed into the icy surface due to the de-icer coating
on the sand or salt. Other agencies have been able to reduce their use of
abrasives and salt by approximately 30% by prewetting. The liquid used in
Pre-wetting is the same that is used in Ant-icing and as noted above.
Each winter Roads Division of the City of Prince George Public
Works Department has the responsibility for maintaining over 630 kilometres of
roads and over 150 kilometres of sidewalks within the Municipality. We endeavor
to accomplish this task in the most cost-effective manner possible while still
maintaining high levels of service to the community.
Find out more about Snow
Street Sweeping Operations
Each spring, the Roads Division of the City of Prince Public Works Department
is responsible for the cleanup of approximately 550 km of paved road and 150 km
of sidewalk. We endeavor to accomplish this task in the most cost effective
manner possible while maintaining a high level of service to the residents of
Find out more about Street