The City's annual $4 million Paving Program started in 2013 and is funded through a $189 Base Tax. At the end of 2017, 47.2 km or 16.4% of roads were paved in Prince Albert.
Paving and Utility Dig Map - 2013
Paving and Utility Dig Map - 2014
Paving and Utility Dig Map - 2015
Paving and Utility Dig Map - 2016
Paving and Utility Dig Map - 2017
Paving and Utility Dig Map - 2018
How roadways are selected for paving
There are a number of factors that are considered before a street list for paving is finalized each year.
- 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.
- They are then given additional ranking by their overall importance to traffic volumes (arterials, collectors or residential streets).
- 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 be arranged as well.
- 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.
Road Closure Notifications
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 page.