Lewvan Drive Project Complete - Enjoy the Ride
The Lewvan Drive Project, which saw a $2.9 million investment in concrete and paving work between 11th Avenue and 1st Avenue, is complete. Motorists will now enjoy the improved driving experience along Lewvan Drive.
“Roads and infrastructure renewal are top priorities for our residents. This year, the City undertook several major projects, including the renewal of Lewvan Drive,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “As a result of the close collaboration between the private contractor and the City’s work crews, we were able to improve this stretch of Lewvan Drive which sees 33,000 to 45,000 motorists each day. This work will improve the daily commute for over a decade to come.”
The project was delivered on-time and on-budget by a combination of City crews and private contractors. With contractors completing the concrete work and City crews doing paving, this project was completed in one season as planned.
“It’s important for us to complete timely maintenance and renewal on our major arterial roads, and we thank drivers for their patience and understanding,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director, Citizen Services. “To help move traffic through the construction zone more quickly and safely, the City implemented an innovative use of lane reversals.”
“Regina is the first municipality in Canada to use lane reversals in a temporary construction zone,” says Mayor Fougere. “We will be looking closely at this method of traffic control and many other elements of this construction season as we strive to improve how we deliver road projects next year and into the future.”
The City of Regina is investing $89.3M into roadways and infrastructure projects in 2019.