Spring is the busiest time of the year for road maintenance and construction! I’m sure we’ve all noticed the crews making their rounds — whether they be street sweeping, repairing pot holes, fixing water main breaks or various other road damage. I was browsing the City of Regina website and found a bundle of helpful information to keep you in the loop while driving Regina streets for the months ahead.
Firstly, the city encourages that its partisans report road damages:
- If you have pot holes report them! The city website has a contact phone number (777-7000) as well as a printable form to get your street in the priority cue.
- This goes for others concerns: including poor drainage on easements, streets and walkways.
- Blocked catch basins can also be problematic during spring melting and heavy rains. The city encourages residents to keep their grates free of debris in a “help us help you” fashion but don’t hesitate to report poor drainage especially when the severity could be hazardous or lead to property damage.
- Watermain Breaks and Leaks can cause severe damage and should be reported asap. If you see water seeping, bubbling or water flowing up from a crack in a yard, gutter, sidewalk or street chances are it’s a watermain break. The city needs to know:
- The location of the break/leak, either by street address, street block, or by nearest intersection.
- Where the water is coming from (sidewalk, yard, street).
- If the water may cause flooding
And finally, did you know you can report burnt out traffic lights as well as request traffic signage!?
- Check out this Traffic Sign Brochure that includes monetary penalties if you disobey traffic signs!
- If your reading this is means you have the internet… therefor check out this online request form and use it to submit requests to the city — whether it be to fill a pothole or request a yield sign on your intersection!