Travelling to White City will soon be safer for area residents motorists and pedestrians.
The new White City overpass will open to traffic less than two years after construction started. A unique feature of the White City overpass is a pedestrian walkway that will connect the Trans Canada Trail on both sides of Highway 1. The White City overpass is a diamond interchange, with Highway 48 crossing overtop of Highway 1. With the construction of the overpass and the service road network well underway, people will be able to drive from Balgonie to Highway 33 without travelling on Highway 1. By opening the White City overpass to traffic, the Regina Bypass Design Builders will be able to complete the remaining construction around the overpass. Once the overpass opens, the current intersection at Highways 1 and 48 will close. Work is also underway to establish the Trans Canada Trail system from Gregory Avenue, across the overpass and along the North Service Road. The walkways leading to the overpass are currently being designed.The first phase of the Regina Bypass construction between Balgonie and Highway 33 will be completed this fall, including overpasses at Balgonie, White City and Tower Road. The Pilot Butte overpass will be partially open to traffic in 2017 and fully operational in 2018. The remainder of the Regina Bypass will be completed in 2019.