Crews Complete Fraser River Bench Project
Prince George, B.C. – Work has finally been completed on a major remediation project in Lower College Heights.
LNB Construction Ltd, a contractor for the City of Prince George, has finished work on a storm water management system to prevent the ongoing soil erosion and property damage in the Creekside Way and Stillwater Crescent area.
Work on the $1.41 million Fraser River Bench Lands Outfall Remediation Project began last spring and was funded by all three levels of government. The province and the feds contributed $470,000 each while the city picked up the rest of the tab.
City of Prince George project manager Chris Vliegenthart says a lot of work went into the six month project.
“Our contractor has excavated approximately 16,000 cubic metres of material and brought in another 56 truckloads of rock. We’ve installed a 60 metre storm pipe and sub drain. We’ve also installed an inlet and outlet structure along with concrete anchors to support everything in place and an energy dissipation system at the bottom of the outfall.”
He says the work was much needed.
“The concern was that the erosion would continue on, There was also a lot of rustic trails, not designated trails,people used and those trails were falling into the ravine and it was becoming a safety hazard including falling trees due to erosion.”