Remember the snow routes around the city this past winter?
- City of Regina declares snow routes, takes effect Tuesday morning
- City of Regina looking for resident feedback on snow routes
They might become a permanent fixture.
After the pilot project that occurred in this past winter, city administration adopting a snow route program with an 11 km expansion for the winter of 2019-2020. With the expansion, snow routes would then take effect on:
- Victoria Avenue – between Albert Street to Pasqua Street
- Winnipeg Street – between College Avenue to Broadway Avenue
- Winnipeg Street – between Victoria Avenue and Ross Avenue
- Broadway Avenue – between Broad Street to Park Street
- 13th Avenue – between Toronto Street to Broad Street
- 14th Avenue – between Toronto Street to Winnipeg Street
- 14th Avenue – between Albert Street to Halifax Street
- 15th Avenue – between Winnipeg Street to Elphinstone Street
- Toronto Street – between Victoria Avenue to College Avenue
According to Norman Kyle, the city’s Director of Roads and Transportation, the pilot project for the snow routes went over quite well.
“The trials on the pilot project, it allowed us to clear those sections of roadways 20% faster,” he said. “It left more uniform snow ridges across the area.”
The project also helped to give motorists more travelling width, noted Kyle, on area roadways.
“Which made for safer traffic operations. We had excellent voluntary compliance from residents.”
The expansion of the snow routes will cost around $70,000, but Kyle said there won’t be an increase in the city’s operational costs.