Regina Bypass Design Builders (RBDB) would like to advise residents that the repaving of Highway 1 Westbound lanes, from Project Limits East of Balgonie to East of Pilot Butte (Hwy 624) Intersection, is targeted to begin as early as this week (May 30th, 2016).
Motorists can expect delays in this segment of the Trans-Canada during their commute to and from Regina this summer until early fall, as during the repaving work, Highway 1 will be reduced from a divided to an undivided highway.
Crossover lanes will be created to allow traffic to smoothly transition from multiple travel lanes to one-lane of travel in each direction. The intersections of Great Plains Industrial Drive, Highway 48 at White City, Highway 46 at Balgonie, and Main Street at Balgonie will have portable traffic signals to safely accommodate traffic during construction.
In advance of this work, motorists are reminded Highway 1 eastbound will be reduced to one lane from Balgonie to the access road to Pilot Butte as early as Monday, May 30th. This is to allow preparation of eastbound lanes to safely handle two-way traffic when repaving work begins in the westbound lanes later that week.
Residents will be notified before the same type of repaving begins in the eastbound lanes.
In 2017, a similar construction process will be followed for the remainder of Highway 1 from the access road to Pilot Butte to Tower Road at Regina’s city limits.
These closures are needed so workers can safely and efficiently improve Highway 1 with a newly paved surface that will enhance safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.
For the latest traffic restrictions related to the Regina Bypass project, motorists are reminded to follow Regina Bypass Partners on Twitter @reginabypass and to regularly check the Highway Hotline at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca. For additional information or questions, visit www.reginabypasspartners.ca or call 1-844-679-4828.
We’d like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work to improve the transportation system in the area over the long term.
For more information, please contact Regina Bypass at 1-844-679-4828.