Investing in safe, efficient roadways is crucial to encouraging economic activity, facilitating trade and creating well-paying jobs.
Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government Relations Minister Warren Kaeding, and City of Regina Mayor Michael Fougere, announced $28.8 million in joint funding for major improvements to the Winnipeg Street overpass in Regina.
Work involves replacing the existing overpass with a new longer structure to the west, adding two connecting intersections along 9th Ave. N. and realigning the diamond interchanges that connect to the north- and south-bound Ring Road. Once complete, the new overpass will significantly improve connections among the city’s major arterial roads, providing more efficient commutes for residents while supporting the growth and development of Regina.
“The new Winnipeg Street Overpass will make it easier for Regina’s families to move around the city and for local businesses to serve their customers,” said Goodale. “The federal government has invested in this important local project to support a high quality of life and a thriving economy in the Regina area for years to come.”
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to be investing $9.6 million toward this Regina road project,” Kaeding said. “The Ministry of Government Relations has committed more than $37 million in direct provincial infrastructure investments for key City of Regina projects in the last two years alone. We understand that investments like this are key in maintaining roads and infrastructure throughout the City of Regina, and we are proud to partner with the federal government and the city on this project.”
“The realignment and rebuilding of the Winnipeg Street overpass is a top priority for the City of Regina, and I thank the federal and provincial governments for funding this work,” Fougere said. “This project addresses the need to replace infrastructure that is nearing the end of its life, and is also a common-sense change that creates a safer, more efficient transportation system overall.”