The Regina road construction season is in full swing as city crews will begin work to replace the Wascana Parkway overpass along Ring Road until next Friday.
Norm Kyle with the City of Regina says the work is extensive and will take about 6 months adding traffic flow will be disrupted in that area.
“Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction,” said Kyle. “What will impact motorists is at night – between 7:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. On the Ring Road, we’ll be doing some lane and road closures in order to facilitate the demolition of the existing deck and girders.”
Work to be done includes replacing the girders and concrete deck, asphalt surface, safety barriers and widening the sidewalk.
That particular demolition begins May 23 and runs until June 2.
This will be the first work done on Wascana Parkway overpass since it opened in 1971.
Kyle says the structure is overdue for maintenance.
“We have a backlog of work which needs to be done,” said Kyle. “We have a number of structures which were built in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Haven’t had a lot of maintenance on them and they’re over 40 years of age where they would typically receive a major rehab.”
This construction project also means drivers now have two big projects to endure in Regina as work continues on the Ring Road at Victoria Avenue.