REGINA – Summer is just around the corner – and that means that road construction season is also looming. This year the city of Regina is planning to invest the largest amount of money ever into local roadways – $19.7 million for a total of 66 roadway repair projects.
“This is the most aggressive road renewal program we have ever undertaken,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “We have consistently heard from residents that they want to see more work done on local streets, so this will be a priority for us during construction season.”
The city is planning to try and repair 40 residential roads (11.6 km), 10 collectors’ routes like 3rd avenue or Truesdale Drive (4.6km), 15 arterials roads such as Albert Street or Broad Street (8.8km) and Ring Road (13km).
The announcement on Wednesday also included $3 million in bridge work on the Ross Overpass, plus the Victoria Ave east bridge over Pilot Butte Creek.
The city is also planning on investing $2.7 million in traffic signals, traffic safety and pedestrian proterction at various spots around Regina.
“In addition to the roadwork projects, we annually fix approximately one million potholes. Last year we produced 85,000 tonnes of asphalt and used 4,200 cubic metres of concrete to repair or replace sidewalks, curbs and gutters”, said Fougere.
Below is a complete list of projects the city hopes to get to this summer.