The City of Regina has announced the completion of the multi-year Victoria Avenue Infrastructure Improvement & Beautification Project for the downtown core.
“Victoria Avenue is more than just an important high-traffic road. It is a key entrance to our downtown and a gateway for residents and visitors to enjoy their downtown experience, whether going to work, shopping or the great events hosted in Victoria Park and City Square Plaza,” said Regina Mayor Michael Fougere. “By improving this road now, we are ensuring it stays in good, safe condition for another 25 years.”
The $6 million Victoria Avenue Infrastructure Improvement & Beautification Project required coordination with many internal crews and external contractors to ensure it was completed on time. This project started in 2019, with phase one between Albert Street and Cornwall Street, and wrapped up this year with phase two between Cornwall Street and Broad Street.
Work included the following:
- Repairs to the catch basins and sewer accesses.
- Intersection improvements with larger curbs for pedestrian safety.
- Streetscape improvements with new boulevards and wider sidewalks on the north side.
- Installation of new black powder coated traffic signal poles and enhanced street lighting.
- Planting of 80 new trees in the boulevards.
Some close out work will be completed over the next several weeks, weather dependent.
A portion of this project was funded in part by the Federal Gas Tax Fund program in Saskatchewan, which is administered by the provincial government to help support municipalities.