With the warm fall weather in the forecast as of late, not many are thinking about snow quite yet.
However the city of Regina wants to remind residents of a snow removal pilot project that will take place this winter.
The project involves a 24 hour parking ban of five kilometer stretches on three roads after a snowfall of five centimeters or greater.
Five kilometer sections on Victoria Avenue, College Avenue and Winnipeg street have been designated for the project.
The reason for the closure is to allow city crews to completely remove snow from the roadway.
The city’s Norm Kyle told reporters on Wednesday the streets chosen for the pilot project are ones crews typically have difficulty with.
“They have parked vehicles on them, we have major transit, we have large facilities near by, so that’s why they were selected. It would also be representative of what the program would encounter if expanded,” said Kyle.
Open houses will be held on October 5 and 11 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall for residents interested in more details on the program.
Mayor Michael Fougere said the project is already a success in many other Canadian cities.
He added residents who live along the routes will get at least eight hours notice before the parking ban takes effect.
Residents can also choose to be notified a snow route has been designated by email, through Facebook or Twitter by following the city’s website
However for those who do park during the ban, a 110 dollar ticket will make its way to your windshield.