Major sewer system project in Regina begins Monday

The City of Regina is beginning a major two-year sewer system project. Crews will reline a major inter-connector sewer trunk that runs between 15th Avenue and Sandra Schmirler Way. This trunk provides capacity for sewage flowing between the two large sewers that serve the south and east half of the city, the South Trunk and the Wascana Trunk.

The first phase of work will take place this fall from Les Sherman Park to Sandra Schmirler Way. The second phase will be completed in 2021 by 15th Avenue and McTavish Street and under the waterways. The project schedule aims to minimize the duration and disruption while maintaining traffic flow as much as possible.

Starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 14, drivers may want to consider alternate routes as northbound traffic on Lewvan Drive between Regina Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive will be restricted to one lane for two days. The multi-use pathway under Lewvan Drive will remain open during construction.

Residents near the work zone will see large equipment and can expect some noise from the construction. A slight chemical smell from the curing of the liner pipe is possible, but this is not hazardous and should dissipate quickly.

Sewer relining is much more cost-effective, allows us to renew the pipe without replacement and is much less invasive than the traditional trenching method. A new liner is sealed inside the current sewer main which will restore the pipe for another 50 years of use.

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