REGINA — The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan recently announced $28.8-million in joint funding for major improvements to the Winnipeg Street overpass in Regina.
The existing overpass will be replaced with a longer structure to the west which will add two connecting intersections along 9th Avenue North and will realign diamond interchanges connected to the north and southbound Ring Road.
When complete, a Government of Saskatchewan release stated, the new overpass will “significantly improve connections among the city’s major arterial roads, providing more efficient commutes for residents while supporting the growth and development of Regina.”
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to be investing $9.6 million toward this Regina road project. The Ministry of Government Relations has committed more than $37 million in direct provincial infrastructure investments for key City of Regina projects in the last two years alone,” said Warren Kaeding, provincial government relations minister, in a statement.
“We understand that investments like this are key in maintaining roads and infrastructure throughout the City of Regina, and we are proud to partner with the federal government and the city on this project.”
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan and the City of Regina are each putting up to $9.6 million into the project from the New Building Canada Fund.
“The realignment and rebuilding of the Winnipeg Street overpass is a top priority for the City of Regina, and I thank the federal and provincial governments for funding this work. This project addresses the need to replace infrastructure that is nearing the end of its life and is also a common-sense change that creates a safer, more efficient transportation system overall,” Regina mayor Michael Fougere added.