The City of Regina is investing $15 million in the North Central Drainage Project. The project will replace and upgrade the storm sewer system to help prevent ponding and flooding during large storms.
“North Central Regina has been identified as an area in our community that requires stormwater upgrades to reduce the risk of basement and street flooding,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “This major drainage project will benefit over 450 homes within the neighbourhood.”
This project will reduce ponding impacts along Athol Street and along 2nd Avenue. Surface restorations will reduce the number of potholes to ensure rainwater is able to flow to the drains and catch basins.
To reduce the impact to residents and traffic, work will be completed in phases. In July 2020, as a part of phase one, work started along the North Storm Channel working south through Pony Park and crossing under the CN rail tracks.
The North Central Drainage Project is a three-year project that will be completed in 2022, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances. The project will include work on approximately 24 blocks within the area. A third construction season has been added due to impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health and safety of employees, crews, and community are top priority for the City of Regina. It is working closely with contractors and crews to ensure pandemic protocols are in place so work can be carried out in a safe and timely fashion.
In addition to the investment in the North Central Drainage Project, the City of Regina is investing $79.5 million for transportation, water, wastewater, and drainage projects this 2020. The investments will provide an important boost to the economy and help create jobs as the community deals with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More information about the City’s construction projects planned for 2020 is available here.