All Things Spring
The snow is melting and you can just see a bit of green in your yard. City crews are already working on spring activities. Here is what’s happening in our community.
Crews have already been out opening blocked and frozen catch basins.
There are about 22,000 catch basins across our community. At this time of year, we experience many freeze/thaw cycles in our weather and that creates some challenges for clearing catch basins.
Catch basins that have been previously opened can refreeze. We receive a high number of calls from residents to open frozen catch basins. The City prioritizes treating frozen catch basins based on the level of risk to public safety or the risk to property damage. Our crews are working as quickly as possible to open frozen and blocked catch basins.
You can help by clearing snow, ice and debris from your neighbourhood catch basins to provide a path for melting ice and snow to enter the storm drainage system. In most cases, blocked catch basins can be opened by chipping ice away.
The City of Regina repairs potholes in a priority sequence based on location and severity, starting with high-traffic, high-volume roads. Crews then repair potholes that may impact underground infrastructure, followed by residential roads.
Through winter and early spring, potholes are temporarily repaired using ‘cold mix asphalt’. These temporary repairs may need to be redone with a more permanent repair in the summer. Permanent pothole patching season typically runs from May to the end of October, when hot mix asphalt is available.
If you see a dangerous pothole, call Service Regina at 306-777-7000.
Thin Ice Warning (Storm Channels)
Fire & Protective Services reminds parents to warn children and teenagers about the dangers of thin ice and to keep children away from lakes, ditches, creeks and storm channels.
If you see anyone, especially children, playing on the ice or near dangerous water, call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500. In an emergency, call 911.
Spring Sweep Program
The City’s street sweeping program begins in the next few weeks, once a bit more snow has melted and the water has drained away. First up crews sweep off the salt, sand and debris from boulevards and major roads, then about three weeks later, they start sweeping subdivisions.
Signs will be posted in neighbourhoods to advise of the sweeping dates and it’s important to park off-street on those scheduled days. By moving vehicles off the road, street sweepers can get as close to the sidewalk as possible to make it smoother and cleaner, helping to preserve our streets and roads.
Once the start date is known, residents will be advised and the schedule will be available on Regina.ca.
Litter pick up
With spring upon us, the City of Regina will be starting litter cleanup soon.
Litter cleanup is a big job that costs the City of Regina substantial time, effort and money—about $300,000 annually.
Residents can chip in and help make a difference by securing and tarping their loads when heading to the Landfill, properly disposing of garbage and picking up litter when you are out enjoying our parks and open spaces.
Help us keep Regina clean!