Sidewalk Funding Boost to Be Considered
Prince George, B.C. – There is growing demand in the City of Prince George for new sidewalks, and City Staff would like to see the annual budget increased.
In a report to Council, staff say that on average, it costs about $335 per lineal metre to build a new sidewalk and there are already calls for improved linkages that exceed the current annual budget of $250 thousand.
For example, 420 metres to link Edgewood Terrace School, 400 metres to Vanway Elementary and 385 metres around Immaculate Conception would cost a total of nearly $480 thousand dollars.
Staff would like to see the annual sidewalk improvement budget boosted to $400 thousand a year. The request will be part of the Capital Plan that will be discussed at the February 1st budget meeting.
If the increase is approved at the budget meeting, staff will present a list of priority projects for the 2017 construction year.