The list of streets targeted for paving and utility digs this year is now available on the City’s website. There are 35 locations identified for paving and 5 locations that will be dug up for water and/or sewer replacements. $4.1 million is allocated to the paving program annually and since 2013, 47.2km of roadways have been repaving which is 16.4% of all roadways in Prince Albert.
There are a number of factors that are considered before a street list for paving is finalized each year.
1. Roadways are ranked by their overall Pavement Quality Index (PQI). The index range is 0 to 100. In very simplistic terms, zero is no road, 50 is a minimum passing grade, and 100 is a perfectly constructed new roadway.
2. They are then given additional ranking by their overall importance to traffic volumes (arterials, collectors or residential streets).
3. Another factor that is considered each year is the condition of the water and sewer mains that are under a roadway. If underground pipes are in poor condition, the roadway will not be repaved until pipe replacements can also be arranged.
4. Finally, roadways are selected by visual inspection after the spring melt to find roads that have just recently broke up but were previously not identified.
For a complete list of roadways targeted for 2018 and maps of the program dating back to 2013, please visit www.citypa.ca/pavingprogram. Motorists are asked to consult the City's website for traffic restriction notifications. Individuals can sign-up to receive email alerts when a new traffic restriction is announced. To subscribe to the traffic notification list please visit the email subscription page. To subscribe, click on traffic restrictions and provide your name and email address. You can also check the road closures list.
For more media inquiries please contact:
Manager, Capital Projects
Phone: (306) 953-4900