Regina Bypass Winter Maintenance Update
December 22, 2022
To ensure the safety of the travelling public during the upcoming holiday season, the Regina Bypass operations and maintenance team will continue to provide scheduled road maintenance 24 hours a day.
This includes inspecting the bypass roadways regularly to determine if plowing, salt or sand is needed to improve the driving conditions.
“Safety is a priority for our winter maintenance team,” said Christophe Martin, Manager of Regina Bypass Operations and Maintenance. “As holiday travel increases over the next week, we ask all drivers to please slow down to 60 km when approaching snow plows and emergency vehicles.
To ensure you get to your destination safely this holiday season, Martin advises that you drive according to weather and road conditions and only pass when it’s safe to do so.
“Before heading out on the highway, we recommend that you visit the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/highwayhotline for the most current road conditions,” added Martin.
To report road conditions on the Regina Bypass please call the 24-hour contact centre at 1-844-257-7971.
- About the Regina Bypass Operations and Maintenance team:
- Operate 365 days a year – 24 hours a day
- We have 38 local team members
- Nine (9) plow trucks and access to local contractors when needed
- When sanding we use a variety of mixtures depending on the temperature, environmental and road conditions
- We look after approximately 450 lane kms including service roads
- Mainline Balgonie to Highway #11
- North Service Road Balgonie to Tower Road
- o South Service Road Emerald Park to Highway #33
Snowplow Safety – Be Aware, Pass with Care
- When approaching our Bypass snow plow drivers remember:
Slow to 60 km per hour when passing our plows or emergency vehicles when they have their warning lights on
- Our snow plows have flashing amber and blue lights
- To increase visibility, our snow plow drivers use their blue lights when plowing, salting or sanding
- Stay back when approaching a snowplow as they can create mini-blizzards, also known as a “Snow Zone”
- Our team members will pull over about every 10 km or when safe to do so.