City of Powell River completes major road work for 2018

Smaller projects remain in pavement management program

Work crews were expected to complete the two major projects under City of Powell River’s 2018 road pavement management program the week of August 6, according to city director of infrastructure Tor Birtig.

Birtig said old asphalt was removed on a two-block stretch of Maple Avenue in Townsite.

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“We're also reshaping the crown of it so it's got a better road profile, and so we don't have pooling, then we're repaving those two blocks,” said Birtig.

On Kemano Street between Manson and Fernwood avenues in Westview, old asphalt was removed and repaved.

“It was part of our pavement management program and it was timing out at the end of its life,” said Birtig. “Now it starts costing us maintenance dollars.”

Priorities in the $600,000 pavement management program are determined by traffic volume, the service life the road has given the city, the number of repairs required for patching and fixing potholes, and existing infrastructure that needs to be replaced, according to Birtig.

The city will be doing work on a few other road sections, he added, but those have not been finalized.


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