Regina Bypass Project

Rank 2024


Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $1.88 billion

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: $200 million

Provincial Funding: $1.68 billion

Province: Saskatchewan

City / Region: Regina

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2019

This bypass is the largest infrastructure project in Saskatchewan’s history. Based on preliminary numbers, this project will have significant economic benefits for the province by creating 8,200 construction-related jobs in Saskatchewan. The project consists of a free flow highway corridor through the Regina region, which includes approximately 58 kilometres of four-lane highway (including 40 kilometres of new highway) and service roads along with 10 new interchanges, and three new intersections. One of the key aspects of the project is integration and management of both existing and new infrastructure during all stages. In March of 2018, the Highway 1 interchange near Pilot Butte opened, only the second diverging diamond interchange in Canada and first in Saskatchewan.

Project Owner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure

Engineer: Associated Engineering (owner’s engineer team); EXP (geotechnical design for structures and pavements); Graham (construction lead and concession partner); Morrison Hershfield (ind. structural design certifier); WSP (legal survey for 50% of bypass)

Other Key Players: Aon Risk Solutions (risk/insurance advisor to authority); EY (financial and procurement advisor); Golder; INTECH Risk Management (insurance advisor); LeighFisher (ind. certifier); Englobe (quality assurance and pavement lifecycle analysis); CIMA+ (owner’s engineer subcontractor); Wood PLC

Financiers and Banks: Graham Capital, Parsons Enterprises, Vinci Concessions, and Connor, Clark & Lunn (equity investors)

Legal: Aird & Berlis (P3 legal advisor); Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (advising lenders to consortium); Norton Rose Fulbright (OMR service provider on a Proponent team); Osler; Torys (representing City of Regina)

2019 Rank: 29

2018 Rank: 26

2017 Rank: 24

2016 Rank: 24

2015 Rank: 52