City improving pedestrian safety at Wascana Parkway and 23rd Avenue
The City of Regina will soon increase safety for pedestrians and motorists at the intersection of Wascana Parkway and 23rd Avenue with the installation of new overhead pedestrian signals.
The crosswalk improvement will be installed in August and will include lights that shine down on the pedestrian to increase driver’s awareness of pedestrians crossing the road. The City is continuing to improve pedestrian crossings throughout the city.
Prior to the installation of the pedestrian crosswalk, the speed limit on Wascana Parkway must be reduced from 70 kilometres per hour to 50 kilometres. This speed change is effective June 29 as the signs are being installed. This reduction in speed is required as per the Transportation Association of Canada guidelines and was approved by City Council on May 27, 2020.
This crosswalk is partially funded by SGI as part of their safety improvement initiative.
The health and safety of our employees, crews and community are top priority for the City of Regina. We are working closely with contractors and crews to ensure pandemic protocols are in place so work can be carried out in a safe and timely fashion.
The City of Regina thanks residents for their understanding and patience.
Slow down and be safe. Workers and their families are relying on you.