Albert Street Renewal & Downtown Infrastructure Project
Thank you for your patience while the City of Regina improves your downtown.
Albert Street Renewal & Downtown Infrastructure
June 11, 2021
Work is underway on:
- Albert street between Victoria Ave & Sask Dr
- 1900-block Scarth Street
- 1900-block Lorne Street
- Access to businesses continues via back alley and back/side doors.
- Please note: Late in the week of June 14th, the Albert Street Renewal Project will be paused for a two-week period to allow contractor crews to progress on the Scarth Street construction project. During this time, there will be no traffic restrictions in place and pedestrians will have full access to sidewalks on both sides of Albert Street; parking will still be restricted (no parking in construction zone). Once crews return to Albert St, they will be working on the west side of Albert Street from Saskatchewan Drive to Victoria Avenue, with traffic being restricted to one lane in each direction in the east lanes.
- During construction, speed reductions are in place and traffic reduced to one lane each way; expect delays and slow down, or plan alternate routes.
- Pedestrians must use west sidewalk until east sidewalk reopens and west sidewalk closes. Watch for signs and stay safe!
- 1900-block Scarth Street is closed to vehicles from May 25th through August 2021; vehicle access from 12th Avenue via southbound one-way alley east of Scarth (exit only onto Hamilton).
- Hamilton is temporarily two-way (one lane each way) between Victoria & 12th avenues, until Scarth reopens, and
- Two special pickup/delivery parking stalls are designated in front of CK Pizza on Hamilton Street, for pickup/delivery from/to Scarth Street businesses.
- Pedestrians can access all Scarth St. businesses via east sidewalk, or through alley from Hamilton Street. Please be careful and stay safe!
- Starting May 17th, Lorne Street is closed for renewal for six weeks, weather depending. Access to all businesses remains via alley and side streets.
- Access to RPL via 12th Avenue, or via the ramp from Lorne Street, which will remain accessible throughout construction.
For full text of the last update from the City of Regina, click here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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