2023 Construction Season Wraps Up
The City of Regina’s 2023 construction program is wrapping up with $94 million invested in transportation, water, wastewater and drainage projects. Crews worked hard to plan and coordinate a construction season that delivers on hundreds of important infrastructure projects to ensure we maintain and improve our roads, alleys, sidewalks, and underground water and sewer systems that residents rely on every day.
This year, the main areas of investment included:
- $14.8 million for the Residential Road Renewal Program (RRRP) to improve 15.3 kms of residential roads
- $13.2 million for Street Infrastructure Renewal Program (SIRP) to improve the condition of 11.1 kms of major roadways
- $49 million for water, wastewater and drainage programs to ensure continued reliable service of our water systems
“Investing in our infrastructure is essential to build a vibrant, safe and healthy community that we can all be proud to call home,” says Kurtis Doney, Executive Director of City Operations. “Several major projects were completed ahead of schedule, including the Lewvan Drive and McCarthy Boulevard Improvement projects.”
The 2023 construction season also had several cost-saving efficiencies, including three sewer relining projects in Regina’s south end. Crews used a trenchless relining method that is much less expensive than complete replacement. This process is also more efficient as it allows sewer service to be provided to residents and businesses without interruption and shortens traffic disruptions from months to weeks.
Several traffic safety initiatives were introduced this year to improve pedestrian safety across our community. Some examples include traffic calming initiatives like rubber curbing, zebra crosswalks to enhance visibility of intersections, new flashing LED signs in school zones, new signalized intersections and several new and renewed pedestrian crossings.
The City continues to focus on improving sidewalks with more than 19 kms of sidewalks repaired or renewed in 2023. Other notable improvements include:
- Renewal of over 20 kms of paved and gravel alleys
- Addition of 1.6 kms of new multi-use pathways
- Renewal of the Pasqua Street Bridge
The end of the construction season doesn’t mean work stops for the 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 experience some delays and disruptions on our roads. We appreciate everyone’s 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.