February 25, 2016

Overpass Work to Impact Traffic at White City

Local Traffic Routes To Be Adjusted in Late February

Increased construction activity on the Regina Bypass means additional traffic restrictions will go into effect at the site of the new White City overpass in late February.

“People travelling near White City will be delayed as bypass construction progresses,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.  “We appreciate your patience.  Please drive safely and watch for workers as we work to get this needed infrastructure in place.”

Targeted to begin during the week of February 29, motorists will be unable to make two types of traffic movements at the junction of Highways 1 and 48 at White City:

  • drivers will not be able to turn left from the North Service Road to go east on Highway 1.
  • drivers will also not be able to continue south from the North Service Road on Highway 48.

These two movements are restricted due to construction activity in the median, which affects motorists’ sight lines.  All other traffic movements will remain unchanged over the short term for this phase of overpass work.  The White City area will be monitored carefully to ensure traffic is moving safely.  Motorists are reminded to obey road signs, and drive attentively, as workers may be at various locations along Highway 1 east throughout construction of the Regina Bypass. 

Base fines for speeding in highway work zones are triple that of a regular speeding ticket when workers are present.  They start at $210 and increase for each additional kilometre over the posted speed limit.

Other recent Regina Bypass updates include:

  • Construction continuing 24 hours a day near Regina’s east city limits where ongoing earthwork is part of construction of a new overpass at Tower Road and Trans-Canada Highway 1.  Photos of that construction can be found at www.reginabypasspartners.ca/photo-gallery-for-january-14/;
  • A second Regina Bypass Digital Flyover video showing the route west of Highway 33 to Highway 11 is available at www.youtube.com/user/SKGovHighways;
  • Regina Bypass has launched a 24 hour contact number, 1-844-679-4828 that can be used for emergencies, inquiries and information about employment; and
  • Earthwork is underway on the south leg of the project.

For the latest traffic updates related to Regina Bypass construction, motorists can check the Highway Hotline at http:/hotline.gov.sk.ca/map/en.html and follow the Regina Bypass Twitter account at @reginabypass.

When complete, the Regina Bypass will include 12 overpasses, 40 kilometres of new four-lane highway, 20 kilometres of resurfaced four-lane highway and 55 kilometres of service roads.