Marsh Drive rehabilitation to begin next week

August 25, 2005
News Release

QUESNEL, B.C. – Another major investment in Quesnel’s infrastructure will get underway early next week.

The City of Quesnel’s Public Works & Engineering department awarded the repaving of Marsh Drive from the west end of the Moffatt Bridge to the west end of the Baker Creek Bridge to Quesnel Paving. The company expects to begin work, starting with surveying and asphalt cutting, on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 30.

With the work comes a plea from the City of Quesnel for residents to be mindful of and patient with construction personnel.

“Safety is a key concern during any construction effort, and this one is no different,” said Jack Marsh, the City of Quesnel’s Director of Public Works & Engineering. “We’re asking motorists to slow down a bit as they travel through the work site and be mindful of flagpeople, construction workers and pedestrians.”

The City is investing about $500,000 in the project. It includes not only milling and resurfacing of the road, but a significant beautification effort as well. The two traffic islands just west of the Moffatt Bridge are getting a major facelift, including decorative brickwork and landscaping. Once finished, they’ll act as a scenic gateway to West Quesnel. Portions of the sidewalk, gutter and curbing along the stretch are getting upgraded as well and will also feature decorative brickwork in certain places.

The actual repaving work won’t come until the last week of September, during which there will be some traffic delays. But by scheduling the work carefully, the City of Quesnel hopes to keep those delays to a minimum. More details on traffic delays will come closer to the time of that work being done.

It’s expected the project will be completed by early October.


For further information, please contact:

Matt Wood, Communications Supervisor
Phone: (250) 991-7475
Fax: (250) 992-2206

Jack Marsh, Director of Public Works & Engineering
Phone: (250) 992-2111
Fax: (250) 992-2206 

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