Albert Street Renewal & Downtown Infrastructure Project

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ALBert Street Renewal & Downtown Infrastructure

PROJECT update:

July 23, 2021

 

Work is complete on:

  • 1900-block Lorne Street, except for streetlights and parking meter reinstall
  • Sinton Lane (betw Albert & Angus, south of Sask Dr)

Work is paused until August on:

  • 1900-block Scarth Street

Work is underway on:

  • Albert Street between Saskatchewan Drive and Victoria Avenue (1700-1900 blocks)

 

    ALBERT STREET

    Work is completed on Sinton Lane, and has resumed on the 1700-1900 blocks of Albert Street.

    • Southbound vehicle traffic restricted to one lane between Victoria Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive

    Pedestrian:

    • East sidewalk is open to pedestrians
    • West sidewalk closed in construction zone

    No parking in construction zone as work returns in the southbound lanes from Saskatchewan Drive to Victoria Avenue over the coming weeks. Project anticipated to be completed by late August with paving to follow.

       
    SCARTH STREET (1900-block)

    1900-block Scarth Street is open temporarily to vehicle traffic, awaiting SaskPower to return and start vault work in August.

    • Scarth Street is currently open to vehicle traffic with some areas closed off along the park and west sidewalk.
    • Hamilton Street remains a temporary two-way.
    • East sidewalk is open for pedestrians from Victoria Avenue and 12th
    •  Some portions of the west sidewalk along the park are currently closed until concrete curing is complete.
    • Work on 1900-block Scarth is anticipated to be completed in September, as both City and SaskPower coordinate major infrastructure projects. Project may be delayed due to procurement of materials for SaskPower work.

     

    LORNE STREET (1900-block)

    Lorne Street is open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, with almost all work now complete. Parking meters and permanent signage will be installed soon; until then, parking is still limited to 2-hours at a time, but no payment is necessary. Streetlights will be installed once they’ve been received by SaskPower, in the coming weeks. Full project completion anticipated in August, subject to weather and procurement.

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    In addition to the City’s project, SaskPower will be replacing major infrastructure in the downtown area, including on Scarth Street. The City and SaskPower are coordinating this work to ensure it is completed in one construction season.

     

    MORE INFORMATION:

    For full text of the latest update from the City of Regina, click here.

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    If you have any questions, please contact RDBID at nmitchell@reginadowntown.ca

    the Albert Street renewal & downtown Infrastructure Project – what is it?

    Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID) is once again working with the City of Regina to facilitate clear communication with our members, as the City continues to improve downtown infrastructure and complete road renewal through summer 2021. Alternate access routes will be put in place, indicated through signage, and publicized through RDBID’s social media, website, and via direct emails to Downtown Regina members, to help drivers navigate the Downtown throughout the summer.

    The Street Infrastructure Renewal Program (SIRP) responds to residents’ priorities by focusing improvements on major roads such as expressways, arterial and collector category roads. In 2021, the City is investing $16.8 million for this program.

    Albert Street is one of Regina’s major roads and a Street Infrastructure Renewal project is taking place between Victoria Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive. This project will result in improved drainage, extending the lifecycle of the infrastructure and creating a smoother driving experience. Similar work will also occur on Scarth and Lorne streets including updated pedestrian walkways and newly paved road surfaces.

    Albert Street
    The Albert Street Renewal Project is a 12 week Street Infrastructure Renewal project that will improve Regina’s downtown along Albert Street between Victoria Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive. As one of Regina’s major roadways, Albert Street sees upwards of 50,000 vehicles per day and this section was last upgraded in 1994. Work will include replacing sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, curbs and gutters, as well as resurfacing the roadway. A new centre median will be installed between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue to improve safety by reducing the risk of right-angle collisions that occur with mid-block left turns.

    Work began on May 13th and is anticipated to be completed in early August, pending weather or other unforeseen circumstances. To help maintain traffic flow during construction, Albert Street will remain restricted to one lane in both directions for as much of the project as possible. Crews will work their way north in the northbound lanes from Victoria Avenue first, progressing toward Saskatchewan Drive. Crews will then move to the southbound lanes and return south to Victoria Avenue.

    Scarth Street
    A major project is also taking place on 1900-block Scarth Street to replace sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, curbs and gutters, and to resurface the roadway. In addition, SaskPower will be replacing major infrastructure in the downtown area, including on Scarth Street. The City and SaskPower are coordinating work to ensure it is completed in one construction season.

    Work starts May 4th with a minor sidewalk closure between Victoria Avenue and the alley, in front of 1975 Scarth Street, for approximately one week.

    Starting Monday, May 25, 1900-block of Scarth Street will be closed to traffic. Pedestrians can use the east sidewalk throughout the duration of the project; west sidewalk is closed. The alley between Scarth and Hamilton will only be accessible from 12th Avenue, exiting only onto Hamilton Street. Hamilton Street will be converted to a temporary two-way street until 1900-block Scarth reopens. Two special pickup/delivery parking stalls have been designated on Hamilton Street in front of CK Pizza, to accommodate pickups and deliveries for Scarth Street businesses.

    Lorne Street
    A Street Infrastructure Renewal project is also underway along Lorne Street between Victoria Avenue and 12th Avenue to replace sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, curbs and gutters, as well as resurface the roadway. This project will improve drainage, extend the lifecycle of the infrastructure and create a smoother driving experience.

    Work on 1900-block Lorne Street begins May 17 when this block will be closed to traffic. Pedestrian access will be maintained to the buildings from the alley and adjacent streets, including the RPL ramp, which will remain accessible throughout this project.

     

    Project Outcomes

    • The Albert Street Renewal & Downtown Infrastructure Project will result in safer and accessible pedestrian access through the Downtown area, as well as a smoother and safer driving surface for commuters.
    • Both Scarth and Lorne streets between Victoria Avenue and 12th Avenue will be renewed to improved pedestrian sidewalks and road surfaces.

    Follow @ReginaDowntownBID on social media to get weekly updates on this project, as well as all the news of what’s happening in Downtown Regina.  Feel free to share our posts with your networks, and encourage your staff, customers, delivery folks, and any other associates to follow and share, too.

    Click here to read the full text of the latest project update from City of Regina.

    If you have any questions, please contact nmitchell@reginadowntown.ca.

     

     

     

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