FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The city has closed 100th street between 99th Avenue and 101st Avenue to begin the next phase of the 100th Street corridor project.

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

The downtown transit exchange in front of the North Peace Cultural Centre will be temporarily relocated to 100th street between 97th Avenue and 98th Avenue.

All businesses will remain open during construction, but access to said businesses may be different than usual, according to the city.

The city says underground infrastructure down 100th Street is getting older and needs to be upgraded.

This is the third phase of construction on the 100th Street Corridor. The fourth and final phase will take place in 2023 at 102nd Avenue to 105th Avenue.

In March 2022, 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.

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