$6 Million Investment in Regina’s Downtown Complete
The City of Regina is excited to announce the completion of the multi-year, $6 million investment on the Victoria Avenue Infrastructure Improvement & Beautification Project. This project contributes to a vibrant neighbourhood, with a contemporary palette of paving, lighting and furnishings distinct to Regina’s downtown.
“Victoria Avenue is more than just an important high-traffic road. It is a key entrance to our downtown and a gateway for residents and visitors to enjoy their downtown experience, whether going to work, shopping or the great events hosted in Victoria Park and City Square Plaza,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “By improving this road now, we are ensuring it stays in good, safe condition for another 25 years.”
The Victoria Avenue Infrastructure Improvement & Beautification Project was a complex project requiring coordination with many internal crews and external contractors to ensure it was completed on time. This project started in 2019, with phase one between Albert Street and Cornwall Street, and wrapped up this year with phase two between Cornwall Street and Broad Street.
- Repairs to the catch basins and sewer accesses.
- Intersection improvements with larger curbs for pedestrian safety.
- Streetscape improvements with new boulevards and wider sidewalks on the north side.
- Installation of new black powder coated traffic signal poles and enhanced street lighting.
- Planting of 80 new trees in the boulevards.
“We thank residents, businesses and visitors to our city for their patience as we completed this project over the last two years,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “Early in the project, we learned more emphasis was needed to advise the public of upcoming work and traffic implications. By working closely with community partners, increasing communication efforts and enhancing traffic signage, we believe we improved the awareness of this project and can take that learning forward to future projects.”
Some close out work will be completed over the next several weeks, weather dependent. The City will advise the public of any traffic restrictions as needed.
A portion of this project was funded in part by the Federal Gas Tax Fund program in Saskatchewan, which is administered by the provincial government to help support municipalities.