Regina, Saskatchewan – Work has begun on a highway project in Regina, building on preliminary work that was finished in 2009. The $34 million interchange is at the intersection of Highway 1 and Lewvan Drive.

“The new interchange will address a long-term safety concern for motorists at this busy intersection and will support efficient traffic flow as volumes at this location increase,” said Jim Reiter, Saskatchewan’s Highways and Infrastructure Minister. “We expect traffic volumes will continue to grow as commercial, residential and industrial development proceeds in southwest Regina.”

The project is being jointly funded by the provincial and federal governments, with the government of Canada contributing $16.05 million through the Building Canada Fund.

In 2009, work included moving utilities, constructing interim roads to provide temporary access onto Highway 1, constructing overpass embankments, and partially constructing two ramp embankments. The 2010 work will complete the relocation of utilities, construct the bridge, and complete all ramp embankments.

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