Victoria Avenue Infrastructure & Beautification Project Second Year of Construction Work Begins
Our transportation and water networks are important and considered an essential service. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have carefully assessed our construction plans to determine which projects will proceed in 2020.
Victoria Avenue is an important road in our community and by properly maintaining this road now, we ensure it stays in good, safe condition for another 25 years.
The second year of a $6 million, multi-year infrastructure improvement and beautification project kicks off on Sunday, April 19. This construction season will focus new work between Cornwall Street and Broad Street, as well as finishing work from the 2019 season between Albert Street to Cornwall Street.
The project will see:
- A contemporary palette of paving, lighting and furnishings distinctive to Regina’s downtown.
- New modern black powder coated traffic signal poles and enhanced street lighting.
- Five intersection improvements with larger curbs for pedestrian safety.
- Streetscape improvements with new boulevards and wider sidewalks on the north side.
- Repairs to catch basins and sewer accesses.
- A combined 80 new trees replanted in the boulevards and in Victoria Park.
The health and safety of our employees, crews and our 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 including physical distancing, handwashing, personal protective equipment and other precautionary measures.
We continue to work closely with Public Health officials to ensure we are following proper health protocols. Visit Regina.ca/covid19 for updates to City services and programs.
The City is making every effort to plan and schedule work in the downtown to mitigate impacts to residents and businesses. Restrictions and closures will take place throughout the construction season for both traffic and pedestrians. Watch for signs and plan alternate routes using the Road Report.
The City of Regina thanks residents for their understanding and patience. Slow down and be safe. Workers and their families are relying on you.