As the province gets ready to begin construction on the Regina Bypass, there will soon be some changes to Highway 1 east of Regina.
Starting in the middle of October, the speed limit between Regina and Balgonie will be reduced to 80 km/h.
In a news release, Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said as the project gets underway, Highway 1 east of Regina will be become a very large and busy work zone. Heppner added there will be delays but the focus is on moving traffic smoothly and safely.
Crews have started moving dirt for a new south service road near Pilot Butte. Once that road is complete, it will provide an alternate route to Regina. That won’t require traffic from Emerald Park and White City to turn left onto Highway 1.
There will also be some signage added on the side of the highway. It will provide real-time information such as road conditions and construction zone information. You can expect increased enforcement as well.
The Regina Bypass project includes construction of 40 km of new four-lane highway, twinning about 5 km of Highway 6, and the construction of 12 overpasses and a number of service roads.
It is scheduled to be complete in 2019 at a cost of $1.88 billion.