2022 Construction Season Wraps Up
The City of Regina’s 2022 construction program is wrapping up with $97.5 million invested in transportation, water, wastewater and drainage projects. Investing in our infrastructure is essential to build a vibrant, safe and healthy community that we can all be proud to call home.
This year, the main areas of investment include:
- $16 million for the Residential Road Renewal Program (RRRP) to improve residential roads
- $13.7 million for Street Infrastructure Renewal Program (SIRP) to improve the condition of major roadways
- $40.7 million for water, wastewater and drainage programs to ensure continued reliable service of our water systems
“I thank our staff and crews for their work to coordinate, develop, implement and complete the projects that we set out to achieve this season,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “Several major projects will be completed this year on time and on budget, including the Albert Street Rehabilitation and the McCarthy Boulevard Improvement projects.”
The 2022 construction season included several cost saving efficiencies, while making sure residents’ day-to-day activities were affected as little as possible. The Arcola Avenue Sewer project’s use of pipe relining technology is one example. Relining is less expensive than complete replacement, it allowed water service to be provided without interruption, and traffic disruptions lasted only a few weeks, rather than many months.
The City’s focus on improving sidewalks took another significant stride forward this past season. More than eight kilometres of sidewalks were repaired and renewed in 2022, up from 5.5 kilometres in 2021. The City will continue to emphasize sidewalk renewal and repair in upcoming construction seasons.
The end of the construction season doesn’t mean work stops for winter. Crews maintain City infrastructure year-round to keep our community healthy and safe. Winter work includes traffic signal upgrades, and water and sewer infrastructure repairs.
While the City makes every effort to limit the impact of construction projects as much as possible, we know residents will experience some delays and disruptions, particularly on the roads. We appreciate residents’ patience as we complete this essential work. Remember to slow down in construction zones and obey all road signs to ensure everyone gets home safely.