REGINA — The City of Regina is investing $15 million in the North Central Drainage Project to replace and upgrade the stormsewer system in order to prevent ponding and flooding during large storms.
The project will reduce ponding impacts along Athol Street and 2nd Avenue and surface restorations will reduce potholes so rainwater can flow to drains and catch basins.
“North Central Regina has been identified as an area in our community that requires stormwater upgrades to reduce the risk of basement and street flooding. This major drainage project will benefit over 450 homes within the neighbourhood,” Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said in a statement.
Phase one of the work will begin this week along the North Storm Channel working south through Pony Park and crossing CN’s rail tracks.
The first phase is a three-year project going from 2020 to 2022 and will include work on approximately 24 blocks. A third construction season has been added due to COVID-19 impacts, a City of Refgina release stated.
“The health and safety of our employees, crews and community are top priority for the City of Regina. We are working closely with contractors and crews to ensure pandemic protocols are in place so work can be carried out in a safe and timely fashion,” the release said.
The City of Regina is investing $79.5 million for transportation, water, wastewater and drainage projects in 2020.