PARTS OF HIGHWAY 1 EAST OF REGINA TO BE REDUCED TO TWO-LANE TRAFFIC
Traffic impacts to help protect workers repaving the Trans-Canada
For release: June 14, 2016
Regina Bypass Design Builders (RBDB) advises motorists to expect delays east of the Queen City this summer, as ongoing work for the Regina Bypass project will see portions of the Trans-Canada reduced from a divided to an undivided highway for major repaving and related work.
Targeted to begin as early as Friday, June 17 and last until early fall, various segments of Highway 1 between Balgonie and the access road to Pilot Butte will be restricted to one-lane of travel for each direction.
Crossover lanes will allow traffic to smoothly transition from divided to undivided highway travel. The intersections of Great Plains Industrial Drive, Highway 48 at White City, Highway 46 at Balgonie and Main Street at Balgonie will have portable traffic signals to safely accommodate traffic during construction.
Motorists should be aware lanes will be reduced in advance of repaving to prepare the Trans-Canada between Balgonie and Pilot Butte for two-way traffic.
These closures are needed so workers can safely and efficiently improve Highway 1 with a newly paved surface that will enhance safety and provide a smoother ride for motorists.
In 2017, a similar construction process will be followed for the remainder of Highway 1 from the access road to Pilot Butte to Tower Road at Regina’s city limits.
For the latest traffic restrictions related to the Regina Bypass project, motorists are reminded to follow Regina Bypass Partners on Twitter @reginabypass and to regularly check the Highway Hotline at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca. For additional information or questions, visit www.reginabypasspartners.ca or call 1-844-679-4828.
The patience and understanding of all motorists is appreciated by RBDB, as it works to improve the transportation system in the area for everyone over the long term.
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