Regina Leader Post article on Drone Footage
Stephen Connolly, project manager of Area Three for the megaproject, says Phase 1 remains on schedule.
“Overall we’re still on schedule to have Phase 1, which is the east part of the project running from Balgonie down to Arcola and Highway 33, open for Oct. 31 of this year,” Connolly said.
He said the big thing happening right now is completion of widening work from the Pilot Butte crossover to Tower Road.
“Those works are looking to be done by the end of the month, and then we’ll be flipping the traffic onto the eastbound and repaving the westbound portion, starting in early July, so after the long weekend,” he said.
Overall, the project is going well, according to Connolly.
“I think a big part of that is we’ve had the continued support of the general public out in our area, their patience with the project that’s happening,” he said. “I know they’re all excited to see the project completed here in the fall, so we’re appreciative of that.”
The White City and Balgonie interchanges are expected to be completed some time in August, with the remainder of the project expected to be done on schedule.
“We’ve been really lucky, weather-wise this year,” Connolly said.
For those wanting to see the scale and progress of the project, drone footage of the entire bypass project is also available.
Mark Beattie, regional manager of Adjile, a video-production company, guided a drone 400 feet into the air to capture the project.
“With it being on such a large scale, it’s kind of difficult if you’re just walking or driving along, so it just gives you a whole new perspective when you’re up there,” Beattie said, adding seeing the massive pit areas and project through the drone’s view offers a unique perspective of “being able to see everything at one time.”
The footage can be found on the Regina Bypass website: reginabypass.ca.