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September 14, 2018

Tour: Local engineering firms contribute to Regina ByPass, Saskatchewan’s largest transportation project in its history

 

REGINA) September 14, 2018 – The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) was pleased to tour the Regina Bypass today alongside the Honourable Lori Carr, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, Mr. Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan, and Mr. Paul Walsh, Past Chair of ACEC-SK as part of ACEC-Canada’s Bring and MP to Work program, jointly presented in Saskatchewan with ACEC-SK.

Nine ACEC-SK member firms were involved in the project and had representatives present during the event today. The Regina Bypass represents the largest transportation project in the province’s history, with over 60km of new 4-lane highway, 20km of highway rehabilitation, extensive service roads, 12 interchanges, 33 new bridges, 8 railway grade separations, drainage systems, Intelligent Transportation System.

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The day started with remarks from Minister Carr, Mr. Lukiwski and from ACEC-SK, before leaving for a tour of the Regina Bypass alongside member firms. This was the occasion to share details of the project, showcase the work being accomplished, and discuss the next phases. “Having an elected official visit this project showcases the contributions that Saskatchewan consulting engineers are making to the social, economic and environmental quality of life in our province” said Paul Walsh, Chair of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan.

“The Bring an MP to Work program is a truly unique opportunity to take part in, not only does it raise the visibility of a firm both in the community and nationally, but it also raises the industry’s profile with decision makers, which in turn highlights the importance of consulting engineers to a successful community”, said John Gamble, President & CEO of ACEC-Canada.

Professional engineers from Consulting Engineering firms have provided critical roles on the Regina Bypass project since the project’s inception and provided their expertise all along the way. “We are proud of their contributions not only for this project, the city of Regina, the province but also for the entire community,” added Walsh.

 

About ACEC-Canada

ACEC-Canada is a federation of 12 provincial and territorial associations representing close to 400 companies employing over 60,000 people that provide professional engineering services to both public and private sector clients. These services include the planning, design and execution of all types of engineering projects, as well as providing independent advice and expertise in a wide range of engineering and engineering-related fields. For more information about ACEC, please visit www.acec.ca.

 

About ACEC-SK

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) is a non-profit association representing the majority of consulting engineering and consulting geoscience firms in Saskatchewan. As the voice of the Saskatchewan consulting engineering and geoscience industry, ACEC-SK is the link between private industry, government, purchasers, decision makers, and owners.  For more information about ACEC-SK, please visit www.acec-sk.ca.

 


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