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2017-04-10 - City Parking Restrictions End for the Season on April 15

The City of Charlottetown wishes to thank the public for their cooperation and patience throughout the winter months during snow removal operations and parking restrictions. The seasonal parking restrictions end on April 15, 2017.

"Snow operations overall went well thanks to the dedication of our crew and contractors, the assistance of City Police and the cooperation of the public with the parking restrictions," said Councillor Terry Bernard, Chair of the City’s Public Works and Urban Beautification Committee. "Our focus has shifted now and crews have started repairs to city streets, sidewalks and residential areas with damage from snow plows. Street sweeping is scheduled to begin this week and is being focused first on priority routes and bike lanes."

The Public Works Department has allocated resources in the 2017 budget for a new resurfacing initiative. Micro-surfacing is a thin protective street coating overall used as a preventative maintenance measure to extend the life of the asphalt surface.

Micro-surfacing is performed on streets still in relatively good condition. With an expected unit cost of about half that of resurfacing, it should extend the useful life of a street before more costly repairs are required.

"We are excited to test micro-surfacing on some city streets this year as a pilot project," said Councillor Bernard. "Micro-surfacing is a low-cost, preventative maintenance treatment that has the potential to extend the life of pavement by four to eight years."

The "Know About Snow" button, which links to an informational webpage on the City’s snow operations, will change this week to the "Road Closures" button. The Road Closures page will be updated regularly with traffic advisories and road closure information throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall.  To access the information, visit: www.charlottetown.ca and click on the "Road Closures" button (Direct URL: www.charlottetown.ca/roadclosure.php) Updates and reminders will also be issued to local media and posted to the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts (www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown and www.twitter.com/ChtownPE).


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Media contact:
Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



Monday, May 22, 2017
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