[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]
Some good news for the residents of the city as they bounce across far too many potholes and crumbling roads, the City of Prince Rupert is ramping up its planning for a 2021 paving program, issuing a call for bids from interested contractors on Monday.
As part of the call for tenders, the City has identified nineteen areas for attention as part of the 2021 program.
The dots on the map above indicate which areas of the city will receive attention, though it won’t be a paving of entire streets. The project outlines are available from the BC bid documentation available online, which provide details as to what will be tackled in each area.
The deadline for the submission of bids is 2 PM on May 17th and proposals are to be delivered to Jordan Schmidt, the City’s Assistant Operations Manager.
The paving project is expected to be completed on or before September 24th of this year.
The paving program gets its debut following the passing of the Prince Rupert Budget and Tax Bylaws for 2021, with City Council deciding to double the budget for roads in the community.