The City of Regina officially kicked off the 2021 construction season by announcing an investment of $112.6 million for transportation, water, wastewater and drainage projects.
“To invest over $100 million is not only essential to improving infrastructure throughout our community, it also creates jobs that contribute to our economic recovery as we look forward to coming out of this pandemic,” says Mayor Sandra Masters. “This year’s construction season improves essential infrastructure while addressing City priorities.”
Most capital construction projects are set to begin in early May, while some multi-year projects have already started, including the North Central Drainage and McCarthy Infrastructure Improvement projects.
“The health and safety of our employees, crews and community are top priority for the City of Regina,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “We are committed to delivering another successful construction season with continued focus on safety in 2021. To do so, we are working closely with contractors and crews to ensure effective protocols are in place so that work can be carried out in a safe and timely fashion.”
Through collaboration with external stakeholders and internal areas, the City of Regina construction season is a coordinated program that allows work to be completed efficiently as we strive to reduce impact on citizens. This effort results in projects which addresses infrastructure both under and above ground in the same season to prevent digging up new infrastructure in the next construction season.
Featured image: McCarthy Infrastructure Improvement project. (City of Regina)