Arcola Avenue Sewer Trunk Renewal
Starting on Monday, September 19, the City of Regina will begin a $3.6 million sewer relining project along Arcola Avenue between Apple Grove Drive and Houston Road.
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 to residents and businesses.
The Arcola Avenue trunk is a major sewer pipe that provides wastewater services to 30,000 people in Regina’s southeast area. 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 over the next seven weeks.
Work will take place in two phases along Arcola Avenue (see map):
- Phase one – starting September 19 for approximately three weeks
- September 19 - Daytime restriction on Arcola westbound lanes near Prince of Wales Drive
- September 20 - Overnight restriction - Arcola westbound closed and two-way traffic on eastbound lanes between Prince of Wales Drive and Doan/Edinburgh Drive
- September 21 to October 7 - Arcola westbound lanes will cross a “ramp crossing” over the bypass pipe between Prince of Wales Drive and Doan/Edinburgh Drive, no lane restrictions
- Phase two – starting October 7 for approximately four weeks
- Traffic restrictions will be provided as the work progresses.
This project is expected to take about seven weeks to complete, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances. 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. Thank you for your patience while this important infrastructure work is being done.