The Government of Saskatchewan has initiated planning to build a new road around the City of Regina to address growing commuter traffic in the city, improve safety, and facilitate economic growth in the province of Saskatchewan. The Regina Bypass will provide better access to the Global Transportation Hub (see AE Today, 2013 Issue 2), facilitating connections with trade routes and diverting truck traffic away from the city.
Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, in collaboration with SaskBuilds, recently selected the Associated Engineering team as Owner’s Engineer for the proposed Regina Bypass Project. Partnering with Associated Engineering on the Owner’s Engineer team are CIMA+ and Golder Associates.
Project Manager, Martin Rowland shares, “Our team will help to identify options for delivery, develop appropriate selection criteria, and validate and select the delivery mode that is most appropriate for the Ministry.”
The Regina Bypass Infrastructure Project consists of approximately 205 kilometres of new and existing roadways. Extending from the northwest of the city, the Regina Bypass will connect the Global Transportation Hub to Highway 11 in the north and Highway 1 in the south. The south and southeast sections of the Bypass connect Highway 1 west of Regina with Highway 1 east of the city. The project includes a number of new interchanges and bridges.
The Regina Bypass is a major project for the Ministry and SaskBuilds, and will help set the benchmark for future alternative delivery projects in the province.
Key members of the team include Martin Rowland, John Fussell, Angela Hickie-Miller, and Stella Madsen. To facilitate the fast-track delivery required to meet extremely tight deadlines, more than 60 staff from across the company have contributed their expertise to the project, including staff from Regina, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Burnaby, St. Catharines, and Winnipeg.