The City of Williams Lake’s 2011 paving program began yesterday.
The following streets will be milled and paved:
Oliver Street — Eighth Avenue to Mackenzie Avenue
Toop Road — Centennial Drive to Highway 97
11th Avenue North — Smedley Street to Highway 97
Second Avenue South — Oliver Street to Mackenzie Avenue
Third Avenue South — Barnard Street to Mackenzie Avenue
A short section of Soda Creek Road near the West Fraser lumberyard.
The Oliver Street, Second Avenue, and Third Avenue stretches will all be paved at night, beginning at 7 p.m., to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.
The City says remaining work will be performed during the day.
Flagging crews will assist in directing traffic, and motorist co-operation is appreciated, the City says. In addition, no street parking will be allowed on these stretches of street when no parking signs are displayed.
Work on these streets is expected to be complete by the end of August.
The total budget for this project is approximately $600,000.
The City will use $400,000 in remaining funds from last year’s Mackenzie Avenue rehabilitation project.
The portions of road to be paved were based on priorities set in the City’s pavement management program, which aims to maximize the efficiency and value of paving projects.
“This program is a direct result of council’s commitment early in our term to develop and implement a road pavement plan,” says Mayor Kerry Cook. “Not only are we taking a coordinated approach to the roads we pave, but we are also setting funds aside each year to ensure we keep up with the paving requirements in the future.”