Traffic in Regina could soon look a lot different within a couple of years, as city council voted in favour of a feasibility study for either relocating the train tracks on Ring Road or building an over or under pass.
Mayor Michael Fougere describes what the feasibility study will look like.
“They will analyze the three options, come back with the best option, and move into the design from that, and indeed part of this might be ‘the design will be the following:’ so we’ll have a lot of those questions answered,” Fougere says. “We need to know what is possible and what is not possible, and I think, at the starting gate the relocation of the lines seems to be the most practical.”
Both CP and CN have expressed interest in the project.
Fougere says it’s great news that CP and CN have reached out to the city.
“Generally speaking, rail lines do not respond or report to city hall, to municipalities, or to the province for that matter,” Fougere says. “The fact that they’ve reached out to say ‘I want to have a conversation with you about this’ is very promising and very encouraging.”
The Feasibility study will not be complete until at least the middle of 2019.