City of Regina investing $113 million in construction season

The City of Regina officially kicked off its 2023 construction season by announcing an investment of $113 million in transportation, water, wastewater and drainage infrastructure.

Kim Onrait, the executive director of Citizen Services, said 2023 is looking like another busy year.

“Our team works collaboratively to coordinate plans, balance budgets and priorities, all while looking for efficiencies and to reduce impacts on residents and drivers,” he said. “We know construction can be a pain, but it’s necessary to keep our city moving and prevent much bigger disruptions down the road.”

Some projects are currently underway, including a cast iron pipe project on Broad Street to renew a large water main, and a road renewal project on Lewvan Drive South, with more construction projects set to begin this month and into late summer.

A big focus for the City is continuing to residential road renewal, with over $16 million set to go towards improving 18 kilometres worth of residential roads this year.

$25.2 million will be put towards improving 12 kilometres of major roadways under the Street Infrastructure Renewal Program (SIRP), as well as additional traffic infrastructure.

Another $62.8 million will see water, wastewater and drainage programs to ensure continued reliable service of our water systems and underground infrastructure.

Major Projects

11th Avenue Revitalization Project

This four-year project is in the heart of downtown and includes several upgrades to the roadway, streetscape, sidewalks and underground infrastructure. The project will take place in phases between Broad Street and Albert Street, roughly two to four blocks at a time.

Albert Street Project

In 2023, a construction project will take place on Albert Street in phases between 7th Avenue and 3rd Avenue to renew the roadway and replace concrete medians and sidewalks. This will improve sidewalk conditions, drivability, and drainage and extend the lifecycle of the road.

Lewvan Drive Project

In 2023, a construction project will take place on Lewvan Drive, in phases, between Parliament Avenue and 11th Avenue. This work will renew the roadway and replace concrete medians, improving drivability and extending the lifecycle of the road.

McCarthy Boulevard Project

In 2023, a construction project will take place on McCarthy Boulevard, in phases, between 9th Avenue North and Sherwood Drive. This work will renew the roadway and replace concrete medians and sidewalks, improving pedestrian safety and drivability.

North Central Drainage Project

The North Central Drainage Project is a three-year project to reduce the risk of surface and basement flooding. This project will replace and upgrade the storm sewer system along both 2nd Avenue and Athol Street.

The City adds that to learn more about the City’s construction programs; residents can visit the City’s website and also encourage residents to visit the Road Report for traffic restrictions and to plan their route ahead.

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