City of Regina 2023 Construction Mid-Season Update
As summer rolls on, the City of Regina continues to make headway on $113 million worth of transportation, water, wastewater and drainage projects throughout the community.
As of the end of July, more than half of scheduled construction projects have been completed or are in progress, with some of these projects being multi-year. Work has been completed on 159 renewal projects including residential roads, street infrastructure, water and sewer infrastructure, as well as several traffic upgrades. This includes completion of 8.5 kms of local road upgrades through the Residential Road Renewal Program (RRRP) and 10.1 kms of major road upgrades through the Street Infrastructure Renewal Program (SIRP), with more underway until the end of the season.
“Many important improvements are being made to infrastructure throughout our community that address residents’ priorities,” says Kurtis Doney, Acting Executive Director of Citizen Services. “From residential road repair to utility upgrades and more, we’ll continue to make the most of the 2023 construction season with crews and contractors working well into the fall.”
The Broad Street Cast Iron Pipe replacement project was completed in early July and the Lewvan Drive renewal project was finished mid-July, five weeks earlier than planned. Other major roadway projects, such as Albert Street and McCarthy Boulevard renewal, are on track to be completed by the end of September.
Work continues to improve water, wastewater and drainage systems with 1.8 kms of watermains replaced, as well as 3.1 kms of sewer and 2.5 kms of watermains relined so far, with more underway this season. Lead Service Connections remain a priority, with 115 replaced so far and more continuing into the fall and winter months. The Northeast Neighbourhood Drainage Improvement Project is underway and approximately 20 per cent complete and construction on a three-year project to expand the City’s water network began in mid-July.
Other notable facts:
- Crews have used almost 7,000 tons of asphalt so far this construction season for roadway repairs and pothole patching.
- 26 kms of sidewalk repairs have been completed so far.
- Several pedestrian safety improvements are being added around the city this year to ensure drivers slow down in key areas like school zones and playgrounds, including:
- five new school zone flashing LED signs
- four permanent and 15 temporary driver feedback signs
- five new traffic calming curb locations
Many of these are either complete or will be completed by the end of the season.
The City of Regina construction season will wrap up in late October or when cold weather conditions arrive. An update on the completed construction season will be provided later in the fall.
We understand how frustrating ongoing construction can be and we thank residents for their patience. Please continue to slow down in construction zones and help ensure everyone’s safety. Use the Road Report on Regina.ca to plan your route in advance and avoid delays.