Four-Lane Traffic Set to Reopen on Highway 1 East of Regina
Your drive home east of Regina will be smoother as the repaving of Highway 1 between Pilot Butte access and Balgonie is complete. Four-lane traffic will be reopened Friday morning, following more than four months of major construction.
“We understand that people living in the Regina area have likely been delayed by Regina Bypass construction over the last number of months,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. Work remains on time and on budget and about one year from now, new overpasses at Balgonie and White City will be open to traffic, providing a long-term improvement to safety issues on Highway 1 East.”
With the full opening of the highway, temporary traffic signals will remain at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 48 due to site line concerns and ongoing construction on the White City overpass.
Regina Bypass Design Builders (RBDB) will be increasing the speed on most areas of Highway 1 East to 80 km/hr, while 60km/hr zones will remain in effect at the overpass sites at White City and Balgonie. Other ongoing work along the corridor will require reductions to one lane and 60 km/hr, as needed. RBDB will continually monitor traffic flow throughout the winter.
“We have reached our planned milestone for the year on the rehabilitation works on Highway 1,” RBDB Project Director Alisdair Dickinson said. “The significant co-operation, understanding and support we received from our stakeholders and the community were key to our construction success this year.”
Other traffic changes in the area east of Regina include:
Opening of the new north service road between the Pilot Butte access and Gravel Pit Road;
Opening of the new south service road between the Pilot Butte access and Gravel Pit Road;
Detour of traffic from the Pilot Butte access to Gravel Pit Road; and
Permanent closure of the intersection of the Pilot Butte access and Highway 1.
Major construction work will take place on the remaining six kilometres of the eastbound and westbound lanes from east of the Pilot Butte access to Tower Road next year. The construction of the Regina Bypass includes:
40 kilometres of new four-lane highway;
20 kilometres of resurfaced four-lane highway;
55 kilometres of new service roads; and
Twinning of approximately five kilometres of Highway 6.
For more information, contact:
Highways and Infrastructure