22 Sask. businesses helping on Regina bypass project: province

The provincial government is reporting that the multi-year Regina bypass project now has 22 local Saskatchewan businesses working on it.

Province projects more local businesses to get involved with roadway project

The bypass project is designed to let trucks travelling along the Trans-Canada and Highway 11 avoid having to drive through the city. (Saskatchewan government)

The provincial government and its highways ministry is reporting that the multi-year Regina bypass project now has 22 local Saskatchewan businesses working on it, and that it expects that number to increase. 

"Since construction began this summer, approximately 450,000 cubic metres of earth have been moved for the project," said Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner. She equated that measurement with approximately one-third of what was moved for Wascana Lake's big dig.

"The Regina Bypass will improve safety and create jobs for Regina and area people during and after construction," she said.

In a release, the province projected that the project will created about 8,200 jobs. 

"As a city, we have supported this project for many years," said Regina Mayor Michael Fougere. "The bypass will move heavy trucks off Victoria and Dewdney Avenue, and will improve safety for everyone traveling in the capital region."

Thus far, the following local companies are working on the project:

  • Alliance Energy , Regina ‐ Utility Moves
  • Banff Constructors Ltd., Saskatoon ‐  Construction Services
  • Broda Construction, Prince Albert ‐ Construction Services
  • Clifton Associates,  Regina ‐ Consortium Member
  • Crestview Chrysler, Regina ‐ Vehicle Supplier
  • Dan Perrin Consulting Inc., Saskatoon ‐  Design‐Build Manager
  • Exp, Regina ‐  Consortium Member
  • Fraser Strategy Inc., Regina ‐ Communications Manager
  • Graham Construction, Regina ‐ Consortium Member
  • Graham Pilings, Regina ‐ Test piles, Piling for structures
  • Hydro Dig , Regina ‐Hydrovac
  • Inland Aggregates , Regina ‐ Sand/Aggregate Supplier
  • Lonesome Prairie, Saskatoon ‐ Aggregate Supplier
  • McElhanney , Regina  ‐ Design Services
  • Noremac,  Saskatoon  ‐ Equipment Rental
  • PSI Technologies, Esterhazy/Saskatoon ‐  Sand/Aggregate Supplier
  • RM Edenwold, RM Edenwold ‐Stockpile/haul, Road maintenance
  • RM South Qu'Appelle , RM South Qu'Appelle ‐ Stockpile/haul
  • SaskEnergy , Regina ‐ Utility Moves
  • SaskPower , Regina ‐ Utility Moves
  • TransGas , Regina ‐ Utility Moves
  • Urban Systems,  Saskatoon ‐ Design Services

Once fully open to traffic in 2019, the province says the bypass project will include 12 overpasses, 40 kilometres of four-lane highway, 20 kilometres of resurfaced four-lane highway and 55 kilometres of service roads.

"We are excited to be working on the largest construction project in Saskatchewan history," said Gord Broda, owner of Broda Construction.

"It's a major project that will provide significant work for Saskatchewan companies and Saskatchewan workers. We currently have 120 people working on the bypass, with another 60 or so expected to join them when construction picks up this summer."