FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Prince George, BC - The resurfacing of the Shane Creek Bridge deck is complete, with University Way reopening to motorists by late morning.
The project, which commenced on August 22, included replacement of the old bridge deck as it had reached the end of its useful life.
The project timeline was extended after further deficiencies in the concrete sub-structure were identified once work began. The new deck is now expected to last at least 30 more years.
“We’re really happy with how the project progressed and the fact it was done within our estimated timelines” manager of roads & fleet, Jordan Wiseman said.
“With public safety in mind, it was important we got this work completed before winter, and we are glad to tick this project off as done. We like to get ahead of these things before they become unusable.”
During the road closure, imperfection in the University Way roadway were fixed.
Final costs are still being determined, however the project, which had an initial budget of $1.2 million funded by the City’s General Infrastructure Reinvestment Fund, is set to come in significantly under budget.
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Claire Thwaites, senior communications advisor
City of Prince George