The City of Fort St. John says Phase 2 of the Major Storm Sewer Project is now complete.
Along 96A Street below 93 Avenue, 575 meters of 2.1 m pipe was installed below the road to prevent flooding during major rain events and thawing in the spring.
The budget for this project was $6.2 million. While all final numbers have yet been finalized, the cost is expected to be approximately $4.2 million.
A new road surface along 96A Avenue and small portion of 93 Avenue was also installed including street lighting.
A request will be made to Council to provide funding for Phase 3 of the project in 2016. The City is looking at a budget of $4 million for this part, says General Manager of Integrated Services Victor Shopland.
This phase will have the storm sewer line continue down 93 Avenue to 102 Street.
The City says the work was inconvenient, but needed to be done. They thank the employees and customers of businesses nearby that were affected for their patience during construction.