City plans to have Albert St work done before Canada Day

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June 17, 2017 - 11:52am
The City of Regina feels work at Albert Street and Legislative Drive will be complete by June 30, 2017, in time to handle the anticipated crowds for Canada Day festivities in Wascana Park.
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The City of Regina feels work at Albert Street and Legislative Drive will be complete by June 30, 2017, in time to handle the anticipated crowds for Canada Day festivities in Wascana Park.

Construction continues to slow down traffic on Albert Street, making it a little extra challenging to get into the legislative grounds.

The big question remains: will the work be complete before Canada Day when thousands are expected to be in that area for festivities for the holiday?

The city's director of roadways and transportation, Norman Kyle feels pretty confident it will be.

"We realize the importance of having that open. That's why we started it right away in the construction season in order to get it done and out of the way," said Kyle.

He explained how improvements are being made at the intersection of Albert Street and Legislative Drive.

"We're pretty comfortable that we'll have at least, as a minimum and if not more, that intersection open. If there is still work we'll make sure it's adequately delineated and the area is safe for people to come in there."

Kyle also said paving work is happening on Albert from Hill Avenue to Regina Avenue. He said that's anticipated to be complete as well before July 1st.

"We're planning on having the paving done by the end of next week it looks like. That still gives us another week to be out of there by the 30th," he said.

Even if adverse weather conditions take away a few days of work for crews, Kyle still feels optimistic they'll have enough time to get the project mainly finished.