Project Update: Road Closure and Site Excavation

Posted on Aug 30 2018

Starting the week of September 4, there will be several site activities occurring on the Conexus Building Communities site to be aware of.

Road Realignment & Closure:

Part of our project includes the realignment of Wascana Drive. This work will include moving the road west and straightening the Lorne Street intersection at College Avenue. The intersection will become signalized, creating a safer intersection and gateway into the park.

The realignment of this road was a requirement of the City of Regina. The new signalized streetlights will create a controlled intersection that allows pedestrians to safely cross the road and gives motorists the ability to cross and merge onto College Avenue safely. Conexus and the University of Regina will be covering all costs related to the realignment of Wascana Drive and upgrades to the intersection.

Conexus will also be adding a new water line to the site that will create a new water feed to Wascana Pool. All costs related to this upgrade will be paid for by Conexus.

Due to the road realignment and site excavation activity, access to Wascana Drive from College Avenue will be closed until Fall 2019. Anyone wishing to access Wascana Centre should enter through Wascana Drive at the Broadway Avenue entrance via Broad Street. Pedestrian and cyclist access is maintained through the new temporary multi-use path just west of the construction site.

Access to the College Avenue Campus parking lot for students and for park users will be maintained at the Hamilton Street entrance.   

The site and any detours will be well marked with clear signage for traffic and pedestrians.

Site Excavation:

Excavation of the site will begin on September 4 and take approximately two months to complete. During this time, you’ll notice construction vehicles coming to and from the site.

The excavation hole may appear larger than expected. This is due to excavating for approx. 100 parking stalls that will go underneath the building. The footprint of our building will not be as large as the excavation hole/underground parking space. Once the building is complete, the site will be landscaped to match the aesthetics of the park.


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