Fredericton motorists are faced with another busy road construction season after city council approved the road work plan on Monday night.

The city will spend about $16 million on street improvements this year, marking one of the biggest years for capital construction, said acting manager of streets and roads Mike Walker.

The largest project will be on Regent Street, he said.


The biggest project, on Regent Street, is expected to take 12 weeks. (CBC)

"We're going to be doing a reconstruction project of the water, sewer — sanitary sewer, storm sewer mains — down between Montgomery and King's College Road," said Walker.

"There's been some failures in there over the years. We'll be repaving the entire street."

The project will only begin once school is out for summer and will probably last about 12 weeks, said Walker.

Traffic will be detoured on Smythe and Priestman streets.

Other major reconstruction will be done on Brookside Drive, from Heron to Jacob streets, on St. Mary's Street, and on Fulton Avenue, he said.

About $1.7 million of the roadwork funding will go toward resurfacing, which is about two per cent more than last year.

Hogan Paving was awarded the contract.