FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city of Fort St. John says work on the next phase of the 100 Street corridor project will begin on Sunday, closing 100th street between 99th Avenue and 101st Avenue.

The underground infrastructure down 100th Street is getting older and needs to be upgraded, the city said in a release.

The City says they held a public engagement process in 2019 to hear from the community on how they wanted to improve the visible public spaces on 100th Street.

In March of this year, Knappett Industries of Fort St. John was awarded the tender of this project in the amount of $9.22 million.

Knappett has also completed the previous two phases of this project.

The city says the project is funded through tax revenues, such as the Peace River Agreement and water and sewer reserves.

They add that all businesses will remain open during construction, but access may be different.

A detour route will be in place using 98th Street and 102nd Street between 99th Avenue and 101st Avenue.

To stay up to date with the 100th Street corridor project, click here.

See the detour route below.