City starting storm sewer upgrades in Mathews Park area

Storm Sewer work on the Alaska Highway Frontage Road in 2013

The City of Fort St. John will start work this week on a $6.2 million storm sewer improvement project in the Mathews Park area.

A section of 92A street will be fenced off for approximately two weeks while crews replacing piping in the first area of work.  Upon completion of the work in Mathews Park, landscaping will be restored and the basketball court will be resurfaced.

Council approved this project as a part of the City’s 2015 Capital Projects budget which completes the upgrades outlined in a 2013 Storm Water Master Plan.  The purpose of the work is to reduce the flooding in the area.

The work that will be completed this year, will see the installation of a 2.1 metre in diameter storm sewer along 96A street from just north of the Frontage Road (A&W) to 93rd Avenue (Butcher block) and trough Mathews Park from 87 avenue to 89 avenue.

The work will also see street lights installed along 96A street and a new asphalt over the entire street.

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