REGINA, Sask. — Plans to build a Trans-Canada bypass to take some pressure of the Victoria Ave. East corridor are progressing, despite the fact there is no money budgeted for the project.
A plan for the bypass will be finalized within a couple of months and released in the fall, according to provincial and municipal sources. However, it may be some time before the sod is turned, since there is no money set aside for the project in the province’s five-year construction plan.
Allan Duff, Regina’s manager of traffic engineering, points out the bypass is essential since more than 50,000 vehicles cross through the route every day. But it will cost an estimated $20-$30 million to see it through to fruition.
The proposed bypass will intersect with the Trans-Canada Hwy. east of the city at either Tower Road or three kilometres further east of the city. It’s primary aim would be to get truck traffic off Victoria Ave.
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