REGINA, SASK. – The City of Regina’s latest construction update indicates that headway has been made on $113 million worth of transportation, water, wastewater and drainage projects.
More than half of scheduled construction projects have been completed or are in progress, with some projects being multi-year, a City of Regina release stated. Work has been completed on 159 renewal projects including residential roads, street infrastructure, water and sewer infrastructure and several traffic upgrades.
“Many important improvements are being made to infrastructure throughout our community that address residents’ priorities. From residential road repair to utility upgrades and more, we’ll continue to make the most of the 2023 construction season with crews and contractors working well into the fall,” City of Regina acting director of citizen services Kurtis Doney said.
In total, 8.5 kilometres of local road upgrades have been completed through the Residential Road Renewal Program, with 10.1 kilometres of major road upgrades through the Street Infrastructure Renewal Program.
The release said the Broad Street Cast Iron Pipe replacement project was completed in early July and the Lewvan Drive renewal project was finished mid-July, five weeks earlier than planned. The Albert Street and McCarthy Boulevard renewal projects “are on track to be completed by the end of September.”
A total of 1.8 kilometres of watermains have been replaced and 3.1 kilometres of sewers and 2.5 kilometres of watermains have been relined. The Northeast Neighbourhood Drainage Improvement Project is underway and approximately 20 per cent complete and construction on a three-year project to expand the City’s water network began in mid-July, the release said.
The City of Regina’s construction season wraps up in late October or when cold weather conditions arrive. An update on the completed construction season will be released in the fall.