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Highway #1 Bypass around the City of Regina: Why Tower Road?

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Insufficient weight has been given to valid concerns raised in regards to the location of the east Regina / Highway #1 Bypass that will impact taxpayers and everyone using the #1 Highway.


The City of Regina residential developments are currently located just ¼ mile from the proposed bypass location, which is within City limits. The Gravel Pit Road location will be a longer-term solution, allowing 25-50 years of City growth.


Serious safety concerns exist with respect to the proposed Tower Road location. Concerns include the height of the overpass and the potential for icing and freezing during the winter months, as well as the overpass intersecting railway tracks, high voltage power lines, and the risks associated with the more complex bridge structure.


As well, serious safety issues exist regarding the Diverging Diamond Interchange planned for Pilot Butte.


The cost expenditures for this significant project would be lowered if the Gravel Pit Road location is chosen as the land will be agricultural as opposed to purchasing land owned by the City of Regina. About 250 acres of high priced commercial land will be taken up for the bypass resulting in huge revenue generating losses.


Cost expenditures for the complex bridge structure will be significantly greater if the bypass is located 400 meters east of Tower Road than if it were located at Gravel Pit Road, or even at Tower Road.


We respectfully request that the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan cause a halt to the next phase of this project and have the Ministry of Highways conduct further study and open consultation to reconsider the proposed bypass location of Tower Road to Gravel Pit Road instead.


Four Reasons to Support this Change:


1. Location


2. Safety


3. Cost


4. Government Spending


For more information about the Pilot Butte interchange option view this DDI video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD-0QnUlLOQ

This video shows the detailed description of the travel paths for various movements through the Diverging Diamond. It would be a first in Canada. This is the one that the Steering Committee liked best.


There is a lack of transparency in the information that the government has shared with the public, they’ve been withholding the details for the bypass despite repeated requests for more information. Why would the government charge an outlandish amount for documents that have been paid for by taxpayers already? What information are they attempting to hide?


For more information visit: http://www.taxpayer.com/blog/regina-bypass-bypassing-transparency-





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November 17
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  • Darcy Mathieson
    Darcy Mathieson Canada, Regina
    Apr 10, 2017
    Apr 10, 2017
    Highway Robbery is Right! Start the criminal investigation !
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 06, 2017
    Apr 06, 2017
    There is certainly no need for this road. The city is small!!! but the road is incredibly expensive
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 18, 2017
    Mar 18, 2017
    Big mistake on location choices
  • Brian Sklar
    Brian Sklar Canada, Regina
    Mar 09, 2017
    Mar 09, 2017
    Let's see the contract, Brad. It's our money.
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