Motor vehicles will soon be sharing lane space with bicycles on the Estevan Road-Princess Royal Avenue corridor.
Road crews were out Wednesday stripping off traffic marker paint along the 1.4-kilometre section of road that is undergoing upgrades during the first phase of the project between Terminal Avenue and Maple Street.
“So we’re just starting some of the roadwork there, actually … really it’s just part of pedestrian and cycling improvements,” said Chris Lang, city project engineer.
The current four-lane roadway will be pared down to two lanes to allow for the addition of two cycling lanes, centre turning lanes and landscaped medians.
“That’s going to make way for cycling lanes on either side of the road, so at the end of the day we’ll have about a kilometre and a half of new bike lanes from approximately Terminal to Poplar,” Lang said.
The second phase of the project will upgrade Estevan Road between Maple Street and Brechin Road and will get underway in 2019.
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