UPDATED 01/09: Section of University Way to be closed for bridge works

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UPDATED: 01/09 – As work has now commenced on the resurfacing for the Shane Creek Bridge deck, further deficiencies have been identified, increasing the scope of work for the project.

This will extend the amount of time needed to complete the work by an estimated two to four weeks.

The project is expected to remain within the budget.

“Now that the driving deck has been removed we’ve identified some deficiencies in the concrete sub-structure that need to be repaired before the new deck can be placed on,” manager of roads & fleet, Jordan Wiseman said.

“We’re also taking advantage of University Way being closed to vehicles by undertaking a pothole sweep over the coming weeks and ensuring remedial work can be done on the road during this time.

“We apologize for the estimated timeframe needing to be extended, but like a lot of upgrade work, once you start the work you identify various issues along the way. We appreciate everyone’s understanding,” he said.

The City is also urging pedestrians and cyclists to be cautious around active work sites. University Way is closed to traffic from Foothills to the entrance of UNBC however at any time, authorized construction vehicles may utilize the road as part of the work. Pedestrians and cyclists need to remain on the bike lanes and sidewalks and comply with the detour signs.

UPDATED: 10/8 – This work was delayed and the revised dates are now August 22 to September 15 for the road closure and bridge resurfacing work.

The City of Prince George appreciates the understanding from our citizens and recognizes the inconvenience it causes being delayed. However, the safety of motorists is paramount, and this important work needed to be done before winter.

Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George will close a section of University Way between August 8 and September 1 for the Shane Creek Bridge Deck Resurfacing project.

The road will close between Foothills and the entrance to the University.

The project, which has a budget of $1.2 million, is funded by the General Infrastructure Reinvestment Fund, and will see the old bridge deck being replaced.

The deck resurfacing is needed as the existing deck has reached the end of its useful life. The concrete bridge panels have been designed and constructed to be easily removed from the substructure to limit impacts to the motoring public, and to reduce lengthy construction times often experienced with this type of remedial work.

During construction, the University entrance will still be accessible via Tyner Boulevard and the walking trail that runs under the bridge may be intermittently closed.

Transit service will be impacted by this road closure which requires a detour for Route 15 UNBC/Downtown. For more information on service impacts and trip planning please visit bctransit.com/prince-george.

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