The City of Regina and the provincial government are reminding travelers to stay safe due to the increased number of people traveling for the Canada Day long weekend.

WEEKEND TRAFFIC PLAN FOR REGINA

Prior to the fireworks display at Wascana Park at 10:30 p.m., there will be road closures and increased traffic control around the park.

Starting at 9 p.m., Albert Street will be closed between College Avenue and Regina Avenue, according to a city news release.

The Regina Police Service (RPS) reminds travelers not to park illegally to watch the fireworks show, with emphasis on the Highway 1 bypass between Assiniboine Avenue and Wascana Drive as well as on Broad Street between College Avenue and Lakeshore Drive.

An increase in traffic is expected in the Wascana Park area as well as an increase in pedestrian traffic. Drivers are urged to be aware of this and plan their routes accordingly.

For more information, the city invites the public to visit its website.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will host a rematch against the Montreal Alouettes on July 2. Game day traffic restrictions will be in effect and can be viewed on the Regina Police Department website. website.

The public is encouraged to use free public transit to get to the game.

MONITOR WORKERS ON HIGHWAYS

The provincial government is reminding drivers to be aware of active construction if they travel to any of Saskatchewan’s lakes over the Canada Day long weekend.

Drivers should always obey signs posted near construction areas and when workers are present, always slow down to 60 km/h. Even in the absence of workers, the government reminds motorists that slowing down is still just as important.

Road improvements are currently underway on Highway 26 to Meadow Lake Provincial Park, Highway 38 to Greenwater Provincial Park, and Highway 204 to Battlefords Provincial Park.

Paving is also expected to begin on roads in Battlefords and Meadow Lake provincial parks, according to a provincial government news release.

More than 1,100 kilometers of highway are expected to be improved this construction season, bringing the total to 3,500 kilometers over the past three years.

Travelers are encouraged to check the Highway Hotline for up-to-date information on road conditions, delays and road closures.

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