Good news Prince George commuters: the intersection of Queensway and Patricia Boulevard is reopening tomorrow (Dec. 6).
This week, crews worked to repave and install lighting plus electrical at the intersection, which has been closed to traffic since Nov. 7.
The city says the east shoulder of Queensway has been temporarily paved, which will serve as a walkway connecting two sections of the sidewalk. The walkway will be replaced in 2019 with a curb and sidewalk; one which will connect Patricia to Queensway and another will run along the base of Connaught Hill. It will open but it will not be paved until the spring.
"There will continue to be minor traffic interruptions on Patricia for the next few weeks while work continues at the site," the city says in a press release. "Work on the new sewer main, which extends along Lower Patricia to London Street, is now complete except for operations to tie the new line into the existing downtown sewer main. This work will require further excavation on Seventh Avenue near city hall and will be done when weather permits this spring."
The intersection of Queensway and Patricia Boulevard is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, December 6. The City of Prince George is extremely grateful for the patience of pedestrians and motorists while crews worked to complete this important operation. https://t.co/JqakSAWLs3 pic.twitter.com/PsvqKVdfx0— Prince George, BC (@CityofPG) December 5, 2018
The city adds that without the upgrade, the existing sewer system serving downtown as well as the area to the east of Queensway would remain at capacity.
Upgrades are required for any significant housing or commercial expansion downtown.