Prince George BC – Prince George Airport has landed nearly $2 million dollars for upgrades.
The money will go towards the installation of an elevator to get passengers to and from the parking lot which is now accessed by a stairway. There will also be money to upgrade the apron at the airport
YXS President and CEO John Gibson says access to the airport from the parking lot has been the number one complaint about the airport.
He says the funding for the apron will maintain a safe environment
In addition to the finding for YXS the details of the Highway 16 4 laning project from Bunce Road to Blackwater Road were announced. Although preparatory work has been underway for some time, the actual road work will start this summer. The project has a 24 million dollar budget with local contractors IDL landing about $15 million dollars worth.
Mayor Lynn Hall says the announcements today are significant “Particularly along the Highway 16 corridor.”
Mayor Hall says the corridor is very important to Prince George from an economic perspective “It’s the main life line to go west obviously. It carries a tremendous amount of industrial traffic, commercial traffic so this announcement today certainly helps us out.”