Victoria Avenue Infrastructure and Beautification Project Kicks Off
Victoria Avenue is an important road in our community and work is beginning on a $6 million, multi-year infrastructure improvement and beautification project between Albert Street and Broad Street. By properly maintaining this road now, we ensure it stays in good, safe condition for another 25 years.
This project will include:
- 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.
- Six intersection improvements with larger curbs for pedestrian safety.
- Streetscape improvements with new boulevards, wider sidewalks on the north side and planting of new trees.
- Water connection replacements and improvements to sewer mains, as well as repairs to catch basins and manholes.
In 2019, work will take place along Victoria Ave between Albert Street and Cornwall Street in phases. From May to September, drivers should expect delays and may want to consider alternate routes as traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction.
Starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, crews will remove trees in poor health from the boulevard between McIntyre Street and Smith Street. In addition, seven dead trees will be removed from Victoria Park. At the close of the project in 2020, more than 80 new trees will have been replanted in the boulevards and in Victoria Park. This work is dependent on weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Beginning Monday, May 27, construction will begin between McIntyre and Cornwall:
- Traffic will remain restricted to one lane in each direction.
- Sidewalks will be available for pedestrians, however, at times may be closed for safety in the construction zone.
- There will be no on-street parking on Victoria Avenue in the construction zone and limited parking on side streets as these may become temporary two-way streets.
- Each phase will require traffic lights, street lights and parking meters to be removed, with the plan to reinstall them as quickly as possible to reduce impact.
Plan an alternate route using the new Road Report.
The City is aware of other projects taking place in the downtown and is making every effort to plan and schedule work to mitigate the impact to residents.
The City of Regina thanks residents for their understanding and patience while this important infrastructure work is being completed. Slow down and be safe. Workers and their families are relying on you.
The City of Regina is investing $83.9 million in over 300 projects in 2019.