Thanks to the warm weather, Regina’s construction crews have been hard at work already.
This year will see $86 million spent on roads, water and sewer lines.
Projects include $5.5 million on residential roads, $18 million on major routes, $3.5 million on bridges, $6.5 million on traffic signals and pedestrian access, $12.8 million on alleyways and $40 million on water and drainage.
In 2014, the city introduced a one-per-cent tax hike for the next five years dedicated to fixing residential city roads. That will increase spending by $14 million by 2019; this year, it means 58 projects will get done encompassing 20.1 kilometres of roadways.
The city is also revealing an investment being made in water and drainage infrastructure. Several streets will see 1.9 kilometres of water mains relined and replaced. Those streets are Marsh Crescent, Gardiner Avenue, Montague Street, Durham Drive and 6th Avenue.
Portions of 7th Avenue and 15th Avenue will see sewer line issues fixed. Additionally, the new waste water treatment station is set to be complete and operational by the the fall.
A breakdown of all projects can be found on the city’s website.