Drivers have been able to use freshly paved roads in South Regina, but there’s still one thing missing.
While repaving of Ring Road, by Wascana Parkway, has been completed, lines separating lanes haven’t been painted onto the roadway.
Norm Kyle with the City of Regina said they put down reflective marker tabs, however, a few of them have already been replaced after being lost due to traffic. Kyle noted that a permanent solution will be on the way shortly.
“It’s just the timing for the contract to come in because we are putting thermal-plastic lane markings on that section of road,” Kyle said.
He said installing the new lane markings involve grooving into the pavement and pouring in hot plastic with reflective beads. Since it’s specialized work, an outside contractor had to be hired.
“That type of treatment will last seven to eight years,” Kyle said, adding the thermal-plastic lines are more visible in the winter.
These type of lines have already been used in other places in Regina, including Gordon Road from Albert to Lewvan Street.
Work on putting the lines down on the Ring Road is expected to begin Tuesday or Wednesday next week and is slated to take a few days.