Traffic Restriction Update - Arcola Avenue Sewer Renewal Doan/Edinburgh Drive to Ring Road Interchange
Phase two of the major sewer renewal project along Arcola Avenue begins Tuesday, October 4. During this phase, increased traffic restrictions will progress westward down Arcola Avenue. These traffic measures are being put in place for crews to reline an existing sewer pipe that provides service to 30,000 households in southeast Regina.
Phase two will include several intermittent lane and turning restrictions, as well as ramp crossings along Arcola Avenue between Doan Drive/Edinburgh Drive and the Ring Road Interchange. Signage will be in place to notify drivers of restrictions.
Drivers should expect delays throughout October and are encouraged to plan ahead. More detailed information about these traffic restrictions will be available on the Road Report and on the Arcola Avenue Sewer Renewal project page. The project is expected to be complete by the end of October, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.
The Arcola Avenue Sewer Renewal is a major project that will extend the life of the pipe for another 50 years. Sewer relining is a cost-effective way to renew underground infrastructure without digging up our roads which saves money and time, and reduces impact on residents and businesses.
A temporary wastewater bypass system will be operating throughout the day and night to ensure area residents can still flush their toilets, have a shower and do laundry without interruption throughout the project. The system is powered by generators that must run 24-hours a day. Nearby residents may hear them running while the project is underway.
All efforts will be made to mitigate noise between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. During the curing process, residents may experience a slight chemical smell. This is not hazardous and should dissipate quickly.
We thank residents for their patience and understanding while this important infrastructure work is being done. Slow down, plan ahead and be safe. Workers and their families are relying on you.