Work on the berm, which flows behind Molly's Dairy Bar, could begin as early as Monday, depending on the river water height and flow.
"We need to wait until it goes down a bit because there's still an awful lot of water going through, and to have workers in there would be a safety issue," said Jay Brenton, regional director with the Department of Environment, who helped make the announcement about the repairs.
Along with the breach behind the dairy bar - it's about 500 feet in length - there are another two or three breaches the province will also fix.
"The others are only minor compared to this one. There's one closer to the Trans Canada Highway and another further down the berm several hundred feet."
A number of local businesses raised concerns this week about the berm and how they may have to relocate if they want to continue running their business.
One of those was Karl Costandi, of Costandi Designs, who said he's "very, very pleased with the commitment to repair the berm."
"I'm glad to see someone is taking ownership," he said of the privately-constructed berm.