The City of Prince George continues to assess road conditions and you might see a unique-looking vehicle in your neighbourhood in the coming days.

A van outfitted with lasers and cameras is driving all 1300 lane-kilometers of paved road in the city through to mid-July, collecting data that will provide a comprehensive assessment of local road conditions.

The equipment uses technology to document every road defect and rolls up the data to produce a “condition score” for each segment of road and intersection.

It also captures the location and type of every road sign.

The Pavement Surface Profiler has performed similar assessments of nearly 1 million kilometres of roadways in North America.

This is the second time a comprehensive analysis of local roads has taken place and follows a similar review in 2016/17.

Since that time, more than 95% of the streets that have been re-paved in Prince George previously had a rating of poor or fair.

In 2020, just over 40 lane-kilometers of city roads are being re-paved at a cost of about $5.7 million.