The city is investing $10.3 million into residential road renewal projects, $15.4 million into street infrastructure renewal projects and $51.5 million into water, wastewater and drainage projects.
“The city’s construction program provides an important boost to the economy, as well as long-term benefits to the community, such as improved drainage and an extended life cycle for our roadways,” Mayor Michael Fougere said. “This program supports our community and provides crucial employment during these challenging economic times.”
A lot of the projects are going to begin in early June, while some of the multi-year projects have already started. Those include the Victoria Avenue Infrastructure & Beautification Project and Albert Street South.
Other road improvements include Laval Drive between Dalhousie Way and University Park Drive, Thornton Avenue between Argyle Road and Rae Street along with Wascana Street between McPhail Avenue and Pasqual Street. It’s 22.2 kilometres of road.
The city is also relining about 25 kilometres of wastewater pipe and cleaning and inspecting more than 130 kilometres of wastewater pipe.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city had to postpone nine residential road renewal projects to 2021 including five complete rebuilds at $3.8 million, a water work project at $1.3 million and four rehabilitation projects at $2.6 million.
The city also postponed a number of utility work projects valued at $12 million.