Victoria Avenue in the Downtown will see an infrastructure improvement and beautification project between Albert Street and Broad Street. This multi-year project is a $6 million investment over two years and will be completed in 2020.
- 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 manholes.
- A combined 80 new trees replanted in the boulevards and in Victoria Park.
Current Traffic Restrictions
Effective Monday, June 1 for five weeks – traffic on Victoria Avenue between Lorne Street to Hamilton Street will be restricted to one lane in each direction on the south side of the street.
Other important traffic and pedestrian information:
- Cornwall Street remains accessible for eastbound traffic on Victoria Avenue.
- Scarth Street between Victoria Avenue and 13th Avenue returns to one-way traffic with access to Victoria Avenue eastbound only.
- Scarth Street to 12th Avenue is not accessible from Victoria Avenue. Vehicles can access Scarth Street via the alley from Hamilton Street.
- Sidewalks are closed to pedestrians for safety in the construction zone. Pedestrians must cross at Cornwall Street or Hamilton Street.
- There is 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.
- Traffic lights, streetlights and parking meters will be removed with the plan to reinstall them as quickly as possible.
The schedule for this project aims to minimize impacts to downtown residents and businesses.
The Victoria Avenue Beautification project is a two-year project.
- Phase One: Began in the spring of 2019 with work being completed from Cornwall Street to Albert Street in the fall of 2019.
- Phase Two: Work commences in April 2020 and includes work from Cornwall Street to Broad Street. It is expected to be completed by fall 2020.
- $6 million investment over two years