Major reconstruction project update for 31st Street

Road Update

A major reconstruction project continues on 31st Street. The work includes replacement of road, sidewalk, water main, storm sewer, and sanitary sewers. Improved streetlighting, safety improvements at the rail crossing, and new sidewalk, are also part of the planned upgrades.

Starting tomorrow (September 17) at 6:00 a.m., the intersection at 31st Street and 39th Avenue will be closed to complete the commissioning of a new watermain and install new concrete curbing. This part of the project is expected to be completed by the evening of September 22.

Access to local businesses in the area will be maintained throughout construction. Residents are encouraged to continue supporting local businesses.

Detours will be available on Highway 97 and at the 29th Street and 39th Avenue roundabout. The City reminds road users to obey all traffic control signs and to slow down in work zones. The City appreciates everyone’s patience as this project is completed. 

The 31st Street Reconstruction Project is part of Council’s commitment to replacing aged infrastructure to continue providing reliable City services.  This project is jointly funded by the City’s Infrastructure Levy, Federal Gas Tax, and Sanitary Utility Funds.

For more information on this and other Capital projects taking place in Vernon, please visit the City’s website at