15th Avenue Sewer Relining
The 15th Avenue Sewer Relining project progresses as work shifts to the next section between Robinson Street and Smith Street. This important sewer line provides wastewater services to approximately 50,000 downtown and east Regina residents.
On Friday, June 28, drivers may want to consider alternate routes as the project sets up for the next section of work. Starting at 9 p.m., traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on Albert Street at the 15th Avenue intersection as a driving ramp is installed across Albert Street. This ramp reduces the impact to north and southbound traffic and allows the temporary wastewater system to operate
In addition, 15th Avenue will be closed to traffic between Robinson Street and Smith Street. This restriction is expected to be in place for approximately three weeks.
Through this major project, the City of Regina is rehabilitating the sewer pipe by sealing a new liner inside the current sewer main. Work is being done 24 hours a day to complete the project quickly to reduce impact on residents. Once complete, the sewer pipe will be ready for service for another 50+ years.
This relining technique reduces the amount of time to complete a sewer rehabilitation to approximately nine weeks, instead of two or three construction seasons with the traditional method. In addition, it’s cost-effective at less than one-third the cost of replacement because there is no need to dig up the ground, replace the pipe or rebuild the road. Residents may experience a slight chemical smell while crews are lining the pipe. This is only temporary and it is not harmful.
Until the project is complete, residents will hear noise from a temporary wastewater bypass system operating throughout the day and night. This temporary wastewater bypass system makes it possible for 25 per cent of residents, including downtown and east Regina residents to flush their toilets, have a shower and do laundry throughout this project. If this system wasn’t in place there would be no access to wastewater services for these residents.
The red outlined area below indicates the approximate area serviced by the sewer line along 15th Avenue.
Future traffic restrictions will be communicated as work progresses.
The City of Regina thanks residents for their understanding and patience. Slow down, plan ahead and be safe. Workers and their families are relying on you.
For other traffic restrictions, visit the Road Report.