Regina prepares Winnipeg Street overpass project for bidding stage

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WATCH ABOVE: The Winnipeg Street overpass at Ring Road is set to be replaced, and may influence plans for nearby train tracks. David Baxter reports – Dec 20, 2018

City of Regina’s citizen services department is prepared to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the Winnipeg Street Overpass Realignment – pending council’s approval.

The RFP document will allow the city to elicit formal bids from potential companies for engineering services on the project.

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It will also specify what the city is looking for in the contract.

Municipal, provincial and federal governments committed $28.8 million towards improvements of the Winnipeg Street overpass at Ring Road on Dec. 20, 2018.

The existing overpass will be replaced with a new structure to the west, two connecting intersections along 9th Avenue North will be added, and the diamond interchanges that connect to the Ring Road will be realigned.

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Regain Mayor Michael Fougere previously said “the realignment and rebuilding of the Winnipeg Street overpass is a top priority for the city,” and stated it is a “common-sense change that creates a safer, more efficient transportation system overall.”

The design for the new overpass will be done this year, with construction expected to start in 2020.

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