Originally Posted by jigglysquishy
I'd argue it's the most wasteful infrastructure project in Saskatchewan history. Arguably the most wasteful in Canada in the 21st century until the Scarborough Subway goes forward.
My feelings are if past city planners of Regina had built out the proper highway interchanges on highway #1 east at University, Prince of Wales and Tower Road so that TransCanada highway traffic wouldn't have had traffic lights to contend with, the Regina Bypass may not have been needed, this could have saved $Billions. Also just in comparison, the NorthEast portion of Calgary's Stoney Trail just cost about $400million to build.
Saskatoon is planning a similar Perimeter road bypass because past Saskatoon city planners didn't plan Circle Dr for Yellowhead highway traffic properly, especially in the north part of the city.
In addition, once the two new bridges in Saskatoon are completed next year, there with be a total of 34
lanes of traffic crossing the South Saskatchewan River within Saskatoon. Edmonton with a population 4 times the size has about 50
lanes of traffic crossing its part of Saskatchewan River in that city. Unbelievably, with Saskatoon's planned Perimeter bypass plus a potential planned 33rd street river crossing, Saskatoon could have at minimum 42
lanes of bridge traffic crossing the river in Saskatoon in the next decade.