REGINA – The City of Regina is winding down its 2023 construction season with $94 million invested in transportation, water, wastewater and drainage projects.
Main areas of investment included $14.8 million for the Residential Road Renewal Program to improve 15.3 kilometres of residential roads, $13.2 million for the Street Infrastructure Renewal Program to improve the condition of 11.1 kilometres of major roadways and $49 million for water, wastewater and drainage programs to ensure continued reliable service of water systems, a City of Regina release said.
“Several major projects were completed ahead of schedule, including the Lewvan Drive and McCarthy Boulevard Improvement projects,” City of Regina executive director of city operations Kurtis Doney said.
The release also highlighted cost savings including three sewer relining projects in Regina’s south end where crews used a trenchless relining method that is less expensive than complete replacement.
“This process is also more efficient as it allows sewer service to be provided to residents and businesses without interruption and shortens traffic disruptions from months to weeks,” the release said.
Traffic safety initiatives such as rubber curbing, zebra crosswalks to enhance visibility of intersections, new flashing LED signs in school zones, new signalized intersections and several new and renewed pedestrian crossings were also introduced this year.
Sidewalk improvement continued with more than 19 kilometres of sidewalks repaired or renewed, over 20 kilometres of paved and gravel alleys renewed, the addition of 1.6 kilometres of new multi-use pathways and the renewal of the Pasqua Street Bridge.
Winter work will include traffic signal upgrades and water and sewer infrastructure repairs.