With winter now a thing of the past (hopefully), the city of Regina is turning their attention to summer.
The city announced on Friday $85.3 million for infrastructure improvements, focusing on the main areas of municipally operated infrastructure: Main and residential roads, transportation pieces and utilities.
$14.17 is going through the Residential Road Renewal Program. It’ll cover 51 projects, totaling 16 kilometres of roadways, some notable ones being:
- A rebuild on Chinook Road from Orchard Crescent to Dufferin Road
- A renewal effort on Garnet Street from Sunset Drive to Parliament Avenue
- A preservation project on Stapleford Crescent from Sherwood Drive to Pasqua Street
$13.5 million is also being invested in arterial, collector and expressway renewal and $7.6 million
“We here continuously from residents they want to see good quality roads being fixed,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “We endeavor to do that as much as we can. ”
The projects done through the Residential Road Renewal Program (RRRP) are funded an annual increase to the once percent mill rate.
Nearly 60% of the projects through the funding are allocated for utilities projects, with $50 million designated for it.
This specific area of infrastructure, detailed Fougere, will require a lot of work.
“We’re re-lying 24 kilometres of waste water pipes over the next two years, re-lying numerous water mains and replacing larger cast iron mains and replacing some smaller mains in residential areas as we co-ordinate road work and waste water projects.”
A full breakdown of the projects can be found here.