Edge Wood Terrace Families Call for Sidewalks
Prince George, B.C.- The families who live in Edgewood Terrace between the Nechako River and North Nechako Road, are calling on the City of Prince George to install sidewalks to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
In a presentation that includes a video of “walking to school” which illustrates some of the hazards pedestrians face on a daily basis, and a petition signed by nearly 100 residents of the area, the delegation is calling on the City of Prince George to include sidewalk construction in the Edgewood Terrace region in the 2017 capital plan.
Roads and snow removal will also be up for discussion at this evening’s regular meeting of City Council.
An update on the road rehabilitation plan will provide details of the work that was completed this year, while another update will give Council information on the snow removal plans for this winter.
There is good news in the snow removal presentation as a lower than normal snowfall from January to March of this year, means the snow removal budget still has a healthy balance. The first three months of 2016 ate up just under $2.6 million dollars. That leaves about $4.4 million dollars to deal with whatever Mother Nature throws our way between now and the end of December.
Council will also be asked to deny an application to have 16 oversized signs placed on the property adjacent to the access road from the Cameron Street Round About to highway 97 north. City staff say the signage would be a distraction for drivers ” The subject property is located in an area of the City which requires significant cognitive attention from drivers. At this intersection, drivers are asked to maneuver a roundabout, an on-ramp and merge lane to the provincial Highway 97. ”