Work Begins in Hart
Prince George, B.C.- It is the third straight year for sewer installation in the Hart Highlands of Prince George.The sewer installation is being paid for by residents in the Killarney, Sussex and Wildwood area under a local area service agreement. Supervisor of Engineering projects, Hayley Sedola, says the sewer installation portion of the project will cost $1.9 million and will be shared among the 80 residents. Further upgrades to the water line and road rehabilitation have been added to the project bringing the overall total to $4 million dollars but the water and road rehab portion is covered by the City’s capital plan.
This year, the project is starting on Wildwood then move to Sussex Lane, Sussex Place and Calvin Lane and the final piece of the project, Killarney, will be partially done this year and the balance completed in 2017.
The project was approved by more than 50% of the residents representing more than 50% of the assessed values. Residents are paying for their share of the project ( estimated at $24,300 per lot)either through a lump sum, or spread out over time . This estimate represents the highest probable project cost (based on construction by City crews), and includes a 20% contingency to account for circumstances such as bad weather or difficult soil conditions.
Property owners won’t be responsible for costs beyond $24,300 should the project run over budget, but if the project is completed under budget, the savings will be reflected in the amount they have to pay.
This is the third year for sewer installation in this part of the Hart Highlands. The first project saw Wallace Crescent, Berwick and Dundee completed, last year, Ridgeview Drive was done. Sidola says once the current project is completed, there will still be about 100 homes that remain on septic systems.
During construction, some residents may not have access to their driveways for as long as 2 weeks. Residents are advised to use off street parking whenever possible. The construction will mean some detour routes for transit, as buses #91 and #96 will have to alter their routes. Detailed bus route information ins available by checking the BC Transit Trip Alerts section