Work to fix the backlog of streetlights along Regina’s main thoroughfares is in progress.
Several dead spots can be found around the city, including along Lewvan Drive, Arcola Avenue and at the McDonald Street interchange.
However, the city’s Director of Transporation and Roadways Norman Kyle notes work will be done on a priority basis.
“First priority is Ring Road and Vic (Victoria Avenue) because that’s one of our busiest areas for traffic in the city,” he said. “Then, we’ll work out from there.”
Once work at the Ring Road-Victoria Avenue interchange is completed, Kyle said crews will be able to move on to other areas, with Lewvan, Arcola and McDonald being addressed later.
Kyle cites two reasons for the outages: aging infrastructure and third party damage, which Kyle said occurred at the lights along the Victoria Avenue-Ring Road interchange, a matter he hopes will be fixed soon.
“They have to put new conduit and new wiring in to get the other side going, so they have over half of it fixed now.”