Regina Police preparing for busy Thursday night at Evraz Place

With both the Saskatchewan Roughrider game and Queen City Ex on Thursday, Regina Police is preparing for a large crowd near Evraz Place.

Police will be closing off several intersections to allow for foot traffic starting at 3:30 in the afternoon, which includes the following:

  • 1500 block of Elphinstone Street at Dewdney Avenue;
  • Princess Street and 9th Avenue
  • Argyle Street and 9th Avenue;
  • McTavish Street and 9th Avenue;
  • Elphinstone Street and 9th Avenue;
  • Montague Street and 10th Avenue;
  • Elphinstone Street and North Railway Street;
  • Saskatchewan Drive and Elphinstone Street.

Regina Police spokesperson Les Parker said they are anticipating a large amount of traffic with the two events going on.

“We just ask people that they give themselves a little extra time for travel, parking, and plan a safe route home.”

Parker said he encourages people to use Regina Transit.

“The access will be limited in the area for parking, if you know a local resident (and) you can park with them, then you can do that,” Parker said. “There will be very limited parking available.”

Parker said officers will also be patrolling the fair all weekend.

“We ask that if a child is lost or something that they can find an uniformed member, and approach them and let them know,” Parker said. “The officers are there to help out, and they’re just there to provide a little extra safety in those kind of situations.”

Those attending Thursday’s Rider game will also have free access to the Queen City Ex to check out the concerts in the park as well as other entertainment throughout the grounds.

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