Upgrades will transform this section of Dewdney Avenue into a desirable landscaped roadway with improved safety and enhanced service levels to meet the growing needs of the community.
The project includes the design and construction of the surface and underground infrastructure. The design will be based upon the conceptual designs outlined within the Yards Neighbourhood Plan, (page 23), which were developed from feedback received through one of the most extensive public consultation processes in Regina’s history.
The City has hired an external consultant to complete preliminary and detailed designs for the project. Construction is tentatively planned to be staged over two years through the 2023 and 2024 construction seasons.
- Upgrade of underground watermains, wastewater sewers and stormwater sewers to meet the servicing needs of Yards neighbourhood and surrounding areas.
- Upgrade of surface works within the corridor including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, medians, pavement structure, traffic signals, transit stops, street lighting, and trees.
- 2022 - Preliminary design and detailed design
- 2023/2024 - Construction (Construction staging and phasing will be developed to minimize impacts to commuters and businesses along Dewdney Avenue.)
Community Information Session
An information session for the Warehouse District took place on May 3, 2022 regarding the work to date and the next steps for the project in terms of construction staging that will impact the community. View the presentation here.
A broader public information session will be announced in the fall.
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Find commonly asked questions and answers about the Dewdney Avenue Corridor Rehabilitation Project.
How much will the project cost and how is it funded?
The City has awarded a contract for engineering consulting services to KGS Group for the preliminary design, detailed design and construction services at approximately $1M. Construction costs associated with the project are currently estimated at $14.2M.
The project is a critical component of the larger Regina Revitalization Initiative - Railyard Renewal Project (RRI-RRP), funded by the Government of Canada, Province of Saskatchewan, and the City of Regina under the New Building Canada Fund- Provincial Territorial Infrastructure Component Program.
Why are you doing this work now?
In 2020, the Yards Neighbourhood Plan was approved by Council, and the policy was adopted into the City’s Official Community Plan. Identified within the Yards Neighbourhood Plan are upgrades to Dewdney Avenue, as this roadway will function as the primary access to and from the Yards development. The road reconstruction has provided an opportunity to include necessary upgrades to the underground infrastructure within the corridor.
What part of Dewdney Avenue is included in this work?
The project area extends along Dewdney Avenue from Albert Street to Broad Street (including intersections).
What underground infrastructure is going to be replaced as part of this project?
Aging sewer mains and water supply mains that are beyond their design life will be replaced in advance of the pavement works. The size of the mains being replaced will support the current and future needs along Dewdney as well as future development needs in the adjacent yards site. New catch basins and associated storm sewers will also be installed to support the drainage along the roadway.
What will the road cross section look like?
Dewdney Avenue will have four driving lanes with a 5.0 m wide planted median to accommodate left-turn lanes at the signalized intersections of Hamilton Street and Cornwall Street. The project is exploring using the outside driving lanes for parking during times outside the peak commute hours of the city. Sidewalks will be provided on both sides of Dewdney Avenue along and shade trees will be introduced on both sides of the corridor and along the median.
What will the intersections look like?
Traffic signals are proposed at the intersections of Hamilton Street and Cornwall Street along Dewdney Avenue. Eastbound and westbound left-turn lanes will be provided at the signalized intersections.
The intersections of Lorne Street, Scarth Street, and Rose Street are intended to be right-in / right-out only intersections to improve corridor safety and operations.
What will the sidewalks look like?
The project is looking to include an activation zone along the sunny north side of Dewdney Avenue. The activation zone will be adjacent to existing development, and could include:
- Widened sidewalks
- Spill out area for patio/café
- Space for stopping and resting
- Window shopping/frontage
- Accessible entries (ramps and transition space)
- Plantings (additional trees, planters, other)
- Furnishings/signs related to adjacent businesses
- Bicycle Storage/racks
A new sidewalk will be provided on the south side of Dewdney Avenue and will be separated from the treed boulevard to provide a clear barrier free path of travel.
What will the pedestrian crossings look like?
Pedestrian crossings will be provided at the signalized intersections of Hamilton Street and Cornwall Street. Crosswalks on Dewdney Avenue are proposed at McIntyre Street, Lorne Street and Scarth Street. Curbs will extend at the cross streets to reduce pedestrian crossing distance and improve pedestrian safety. Accessibility ramps will be provided for both north-south and east-west crossings to aid people of all ages and abilities.
Is street lighting going to be provided?
Yes, street lighting will be included as part of the rehabilitation of Dewdney Avenue to increase safety.
How will you detour traffic and accommodate pedestrians, carpooling, transit during construction?
The project recognizes that the businesses are coming out of the impact of the Covid Pandemic and the Dewdney Avenue Corridor construction will strive to minimize impact to business. The traffic accommodation plan will evaluate potentially closing blocks and implementing detours versus closing one side of the street at the time.
How will you communicate with residents and businesses before and during construction?
Construction announcements will be communicated on Regina.ca and businesses and property owners impacted will be contacted via email or maildrop.
Will the City be renaming Dewdney Avenue as part of this project?
This project is focused on the infrastructure components of Dewdney Avenue. Although discussions regarding renaming Dewdney Avenue are ongoing, no update is available at this time.