The City of Regina officially kicked off the 2022 construction season by announcing an investment of $118 million in transportation, water, wastewater and drainage infrastructure.
“Investing in municipal infrastructure is critical to the development of our city,” said Mayor Sandra Masters. “We need to ensure our existing infrastructure is well maintained, while continuing to make strategic investments to support economic growth and building a more vibrant, safe and sustainable community.”
Some multi-year projects have already started, including the Winnipeg Street Overpass and North Central Drainage projects, with more construction set to begin in May and into the summer and fall. Residential road renewal continues to be a priority for residents, and the City’s annual dedicated funding for this work continues with over $16.5 million to improve 18 kms of residential roads.
Since the development of the Residential Road Renewal program in 2015, the City has invested $93.1 million and improved 166.8 km of residential roads. Now, in the seventh year of the program, this year’s investment will take that total to over $100 million and nearly 200 km of local roads improved.
“2022 is another busy year with many projects, but during our short construction season, we make every effort to minimize impacts on residents through extensive planning,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “Our team works collaboratively to coordinate plans, and to balance resources, budgets and priorities. We strive to be efficient and cost effective while also reducing the impact to residents and drivers.”
Featured image: Regina’s Winnipeg Street Overpass. (City of Regina)