Highway name changes at the Regina Bypass

Some name changes are in the works for the new infrastructure on the Regina Bypass.

Once the work is complete, the route from Highway 1 West to Highway 11 North, with several overpasses at Hill Avenue, Dewdney Avenue, 9th Avenue and Highway 11, will be known as Highway 11. This will extend from the current Highway 11 in the north to the interchange at Highway 1 west of Regina.

The south route from Highway 1, west of the city, will include new interchanges at Highways 6 and 33. It will be named the new Trans-Canada Highway or Highway 1.

Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit says the new bypass will significantly improve safety and reduce traffic congestion around the queen city.

The province says construction is continuing on-time , on budget and should open at the end of the month.

The federal government is investing up to $200-million, through PPP Canada for the project. Saskatchewan has invested $9-billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.

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