Regina considers building TCH bypass

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REGINA, Sask. — The City of Regina is considering building a bypass for Trans-Canada Hwy. traffic that would see it re-routed around the southeast corner of the city.

Mark Wartman, provincial Transportation Minister, said the bypass will would lessen the volume of truck traffic on Victoria Avenue. It will also alleviate delays caused when trucks try to make left turns onto the ring road from Victoria Avenue.

“When they first designed the Ring Road all that commercial development was not out in the east side,” Wartman told local media. “It wasn’t planned for that early and so that’s brought with it, though many benefits, new challenges.”

The cost of the project is expected to range from $22 million to $30 million and if approved, the bypass won’t likely be completed for 10 years or so. It will be cost-shared by the province and the City of Regina.

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