The Regina Bypass


With 12 overpasses, 60 km of four-lane highway, 55 km of new service roads, and twinning on Highway 6, the project equates to 464 single-km of highway.

The Regina Bypass


With 12 overpasses, 60 km of four-lane highway, 55 km of new service roads, and twinning on Highway 6, the project equates to 464 single-km of highway.

The Regina Bypass


With 12 overpasses, 60 km of four-lane highway, 55 km of new service roads, and twinning on Highway 6, the project equates to 464 single-km of highway.

Regina Bypass

Status:
In construction

 

P3 contract value:
$1.88 billion

 

Estimated cost without P3:
$2.26 billion

 

Difference/savings:
$380 million (17%)

All figures in 2015 dollars.

 

Owner:
Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure

 

Private partner:
Regina Bypass Partners

 

Projected economic impact:
8200 construction jobs

 

Sask companies in design/construction:
97 (71%)

 

Salaries to SK workers:
80%

 

RFQ:
May 2014

RFP:
August 2014

Contract signed:
July 2015

Construction complete:
Phase 1 in 2017
Full project by 2019

Awards
Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service (2018)

The Regina Bypass is the largest transportation infrastructure project in Saskatchewan's history and its single largest job creator.

Its two purposes:

  1. Safety.  Highway 1 east of Regina was seeing 100 collisions per year.  New overpasses for Pilot Butte, White City, and Balgonie are the long-term safety solution those communities deserve.

  2. Growth.  Saskatchewan has a landlocked trade economy.  We need good highway connections to get by.  The Regina Bypass gives us faster, safer access along two of our most important trade routes: Highway 1 east-west, and Highway 6 south to the United States.  21,000 vehicles are expected to use the bypass each day.

Learn more: Regina Bypass at Saskatchewan.ca

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Construction cost: 

Three projects, at $400 million each, were combined into the Regina Bypass P3.  Construction costs today are in line with that estimate at $1.2 billion.  The remainder covers maintenance, snow clearing, engineering advisors, and other parts of the project budget.

Additional Documents:

Fairness Advisor Report 1

Fairness Advisor Report 2

Ernst & Young Value for Money Report