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Dawson Road Work to Start

Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 5:52 AM

Prince George, BC- It is a road that has been  in need of repair for some time,  and  it is on the capital plan  for  2016, but  was conspicuously missing from the  major projects  list  issued  last week ( see previous story).  

Dawson Road,  which runs north-south  from East Austin Road has as many dips  as a roller coaster.   Residents in the area  were relieved to see it was on the list of  $7 million dollars worth of road rehab projects for 2016 but  no sign of the work crews,  at least not yet.

The fly in the ointment  for this road rehab project is a new  5 lot  subdivision at the corner of  Dawson and East Austin Road.    Council has just given third reading  to the bylaw  clearing the way for that development.

“Crews  are expected to start  the   connections to City services for that subdivision  this week” says Mick Jones  of the City’s Streets Division.    He says the connections are very deep,  so before any surface work can be done,  there will  have to be  a deep dig at that corner  to  align the connections with  the planned subdivision.   Jones says the connections are  about 20 feet  below the road surface.

That means,  Dawson Road will be closed at East Austin until the lines have been laid.    He is hopeful the connection work can be done this week  and the   paving contractor  can  get the  surface work done  before school starts as Glenview  Elementary   is just off Dawson Road.



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