City of Regina kicks off 2024 road construction season

Regina residents can expect another busy road construction season in the city in 2024.

The City of Regina has officially begun construction season, announcing $282 million in projects aimed at improving transportation, water, wastewater, drainage, facilities and parks and recreation projects.

Deputy City Manager of City Operations Kurtis Doney speaks on the start of Regina’s 2024 Road Construction Season at City Hall. Microsoft Teams screenshot courtesy City of Regina.

“Many of our construction projects share a common goal — build a more vibrant community,” said Kurtis Doney, Deputy City Manager of City Operations, at a media availability at City Hall on Tuesday.

Among the projects residents can expect to see going ahead are the following:

The revitalization of Dewdney Avenue corridor between Albert Street and Broad Street, which was announced last week. It is a two year, $32 million project and is part of the railyards renewal.

“It will transform Dewdney Avenue between Albert St. and Broad St. and make it more of a vibrant corridor for the public to enjoy, with improved pedestrian and driver safety,” said Doney. He adds the project also replaces critical infrastructure, and improves service with new roads, wider sidewalks, improved lighting, multipurpose outdoor space. Motorists can expect road closures along Dewdney Ave. and detours while the construction goes ahead.

Year two of 11th Avenue construction will commence in early May, which will update the roads, lighting and underground infrastructure between Albert St. and Broad St. downtown.

This is the second year for the 11th Ave. revitalization. The City plans to share details on specific projects closer to the start of the construction, with many updates coming from SaskPower and SaskTel.

Also happening in 2024 is the second year of the Water Network Expansion Project. Doney noted residents have likely already seen construction crews around Ring Road digging and laying almost 8.5 km of waterpipe.

“These pipes along with the new water pumping station and a storage reservoir will deliver clean drinking water to current and future residents,” said Doney. He said this is a $167 million investment and a “massive expansion of our water network.”

The city is also getting ready for over $16.5 million in residential road construction in 2024, aimed at improving 16.5 kms of residential roads in the city. The City states in a news release that has invested $124.4 million achieving 192.9 kms of local roads improvements since 2015.

Doney said projects are coordinated to reduce any potential impacts on residents. “Despite our best work, residents will see traffic restrictions or closures at some point. It is the reality of construction during Regina’s short construction season,” said Doney.

Doney thanked residents for their patience and urged people to use resources like the Road Report at for traffic restrictions, or to visit for more information on the projects happening. He also urged people to use caution in construction zones, to plan ahead and to slow down to help people safe.

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