PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The City of Prince George is continuing to improve road safety on Ospika Boulevard with the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Ospika and 22nd Avenue. Construction starts today and is expected to be completed by mid-August. The City has contracted crews from McElhanney Engineering, IDL Projects, and Westcana Electric to work on the project.
The improvements to the intersection will have many benefits:
• Improved access to nearby residential, light industrial, and recreational areas
• Better and safer pedestrian access across Ospika Boulevard
• Improved intersection safety
• Enhanced access for new developments west of Exhibition Park
The new signals will operate in a manner similar to those the City installed in 2017 at the Ospika and Ferry Avenue intersection. The updated intersection will have vehicle detection technology and pedestrian-activated crosswalks. Left-turn lanes will be added to 22nd Avenue in both directions and are already present at the intersection on Ospika. Nearby streetlights will also be updated.
At various times throughout the operation, Ospika Boulevard will be reduced to single lane traffic in each direction. 22nd Avenue may also experience single-lane alternating traffic and full closures. The City of Prince George wishes to thank residents in advance for their patience while this operation is being conducted, and for driving cautiously around road and construction crews at all times.
Released by City of Prince George.
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