Hart Community Wish Coming True
Prince George, B.C.- It’s been on the wishlist for most who drive Foothills Boulevard north of North Nechako Road, street lights.
Night driving for anyone on Foothills can be tricky, especially with wildlife crossing the roadway from one greenspace to another . It is not uncommon for deer, moose and bear to be on this stretch of roadway.
During the TalkTober event, lighting along Foothills and along the Hart Highway were both items residents requested from the City in an effort to improve safety.
This past week, B.C. Hydro, in partnership with the City of Prince George, has been busy installing lights along the roadway from North Nechako Road to Highland Drive, thirty three lights to be exact.
The 200 watt low sodium lights on this stretch are now operational. This is phase one of the project. Phase two will see a further 17 street lights added from Highland Drive to Vallencher.
This is the second major route to see street lighting added in the past year. Tyner Boulevard was outfitted with lighting last year in conjunction with B.C. Hydro’s pole replacement program.