Construction to begin on next phase of 100 Street Corridor Project
April 6, 2023
The City of Fort St. John is pleased to announce that the next phase of the 100 Street Corridor project will begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. This project is part of the City's ongoing efforts to enhance the safety and functionality of our roadways and to create a more attractive and accessible downtown area for residents, businesses and visitors.
This project phase will involve the closure of 100 Street between 101 Avenue and 103 Avenue to replace the aging underground infrastructure and reconstruct the road with upgraded sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signals, and landscaping. Following an extensive public engagement process in 2019 to hear from the community about improving above-ground public spaces, this project will ensure that 100 Street remains a major transportation corridor within the city while also becoming more attractive and enjoyable to support a thriving and vibrant downtown.
Earlier this year, Council awarded this project phase to Knappett Industries of Fort St. John for $8.23 million, who have also completed the previous phases. The project is funded through non-property tax revenues, such as the Peace River Agreement and water and sewer reserves.
All businesses will remain open during the construction phase, expected to be complete by early fall, but access may be modified slightly. A detour route will be in place using 98 and 102 streets between 101 and 105 avenues. As always, please obey all traffic control personnel and signage, and slow down near crews working to ensure everyone's safety.
The City encourages residents and visitors to stay informed about the project by visiting www.fortstjohn.ca/100-street or by following the City's social media channels. Regular updates and construction alerts will be posted on these platforms throughout the project.