TRAF­FIC AND SAFETY NEED-TO-KNOWS

Go­ing into the Re­mem­brance Day long week­end, here are some tips for stress-free driv­ing and travel

Regina Leader-Post - - CITY+REGION - MO­SAIC STA­DIUM MAY­HEM

On Sun­day, the Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers chal­lenge their ri­vals to the east, the Win­nipeg Blue Bombers, in the west­ern semi­fi­nal at Mo­saic Sta­dium.

In ad­di­tion to the game, Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­monies and Our Best to You Craft Show are oc­cur­ring in the same area on Nov. 11, which means there may be a high vol­ume of traf­fic, as well as lim­ited park­ing avail­abil­ity.

The city is ask­ing res­i­dents to al­low ex­tra time for travel and park­ing and to keep and eye out for pedes­tri­ans and trains.

“If find­ing park­ing in heavy traf­fic causes stress, con­sider tak­ing the free Mo­saic Sta­dium Shut­tle bus,” said a City of Regina news re­lease.

The Regina Po­lice Ser­vice (RPS) will have ad­di­tional of­fi­cers as­signed to man­age the high vol­ume of traf­fic and to en­hance safety for all game at­ten­dees and res­i­dents of the area.

TRAF­FIC RE­STRIC­TIONS

Be­gin­ning at 11:30 a.m. on Sun­day, there will be no ve­hi­cle traf­fic al­lowed on the 1500, 1600 and 1700 blocks of El­phin­stone Street. Ac­cess will be lim­ited to Regina Tran­sit buses and lo­cal res­i­dents only.

Fans and mo­torists will find road clo­sures on the 1500 block of El­phin­stone Street at Dewd­ney Av­enue, Princess Street and 9th Av­enue, Ar­gyle Street and

9th Av­enue, Mactav­ish Street and 9th Av­enue, El­phin­stone Street and 9th Av­enue, Montague Street and 10th Av­enue, El­phin­stone Street and North Rail­way Street and Saskatchewan Drive and El­phin­stone Street.

Po­lice are ask­ing mo­torists and pedes­tri­ans to fol­low direc­tions, have pa­tience and be cour­te­ous to other users of the road.

“Whether you con­sume al­co­hol or cannabis, do not drive. Be smart and plan for a safe ride home,” said the city’s news re­lease.

The city is also urg­ing res­i­dents to re­sist the temp­ta­tion to text or check GPS while driv­ing, to not leave valu­ables in ve­hi­cles, lock your ve­hi­cle doors and re­spect the neigh­bour­hood by park­ing legally and re­frain­ing from lit­ter­ing.

STAY­ING SAFE

SGI has is­sued a num­ber of tips to help Saskatchewan res­i­dents stay safe this week­end.

Check stops: Mu­nic­i­pal po­lice from across Saskatchewan will be run­ning check stops this week­end.

“We en­cour­age drivers to be pa­tient as they pass through them. Po­lice will be watch­ing out for drivers who are im­paired, dis­tracted, not wear­ing seat­belts, and/or speed­ing,” said SGI me­dia re­la­tions man­ager Tyler Mc­murchy in a news re­lease.

Win­ter weather: Win­ter driv­ing sea­son has ar­rived and SGI is re­mind­ing drivers to be pre­pared be­fore head­ing out on the road, take your time, give other mo­torists plenty of room and pack an emer­gency kit.

Dis­tracted driv­ing: Win­ter driv­ing is made more dif­fi­cult with dis­trac­tions. Avoid a $280 ticket and four points off your Safe Driver Recog­ni­tion rat­ing by putting the phone away and tak­ing breaks on long trips to avoid fa­tigue.

Wildlife: The Saskatchewan Wildlife Fed­er­a­tion is re­mind­ing res­i­dents that we are in the midst of breed­ing sea­son for deer and moose. As they are on the move look­ing for mates stay alert, scan the road from shoul­der to shoul­der and watch your speed in areas with warn­ing signs in­di­cat­ing a high risk.

Oh ya, and buckle up!

POWER LINE PROJECT

Some traf­fic de­lays will oc­cur dur­ing the com­ing week as Saskpower con­tin­ues work on the new Pasqua to Swift Cur­rent trans­mis­sion line project.

From Nov. 13 to 19, two kilo­me­tres of High­way 1 east of Herbert will be re­duced to one lane in both direc­tions and speed will be lim­ited to 60 km/ hr. Eight five to 10-minute traf­fic stop­pages will oc­cur on Nov. 15 and 16 to al­low a he­li­copter to string lines across the road­way. Be­tween Nov. 14 and 16, he­li­copter string­ing will also take place across High­way 4 ap­prox­i­mately five kilo­me­tres north of Swift Cur­rent. This will re­quire eight short traf­fic stop­pages, how­ever there will be no other im­pacts to traf­fic.

All of the above work is weather de­pen­dent and Saskpower will is­sue an­other me­dia ad­vi­sory if plans change.

DON HEALY/FILES

Win­ter driv­ing sea­son has ar­rived and SGI is re­mind­ing mo­torists to be pre­pared be­fore head­ing out on the road, take lots of time, and pack an emer­gency kit.

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