June 23, 2021

City Council wants federal grant to help reconstruct 100 Street

first_imgThe city’s portion required for this project will become part of the Capital Budget for those years.In fact, Mayor Ackerman says reconstructing 100 Street into four-lanes has always been a part of council’s goal, but is hoping this grant will deter some of the cost the city would be solely responsible for allocating.Staff will now contact MP Zimmer and inform him of the city’s desired project associated with the grant.Below is a map of the proposed changes.Advertisement Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer initially encouraged City Hall to apply for this grant, and when first discussed with Mayor Lori Ackerman and accompanied Councillors, they more specifically talked about upgrading Airport Road.However Airport Road is technically outside city limits, and coupled with the fact that major transportation routes can apply for other grants as well, it was decided to take on this project instead.“The Ministry of Transportation can apply for that grant,” explains General Manager of Community Services Wally Ferris. “They haven’t actually approached us with the fact that they may be applying for that, so we’re going ahead with this grant application for 100 Street.”- Advertisement -The project, which would run across 110 Avenue to 119 Avenue, will also be split into two phases; the first from 110 Avenue to 114A Avenue and the second from 114A Avenue to 119 Avenue.The cost of this four-lane project is estimated at a two-year total of $10.2 million.If the grant is approved, the city would be responsible for $2 million during the first phase and $1.4 million during the second.Advertisementlast_img

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