On July 1, 2019, the Queen City will be awash in festivities for Canada Day. Prior to the fireworks in Wascana Park, the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be playing against the Toronto Argonauts at 5:00p.m at Mosaic Stadium. The Regina Police Service is reminding motorists to be aware of road closures around Mosaic Stadium before and after the game.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1, there will be no vehicle traffic allowed on the 1500, 1600, and 1700 blocks of Elphinstone Street. Access will be limited to Regina Transit buses and local residents only (you may be asked to show that you are a local resident, e.g. home address on identification or correspondence). Fans and motorists will find road closures on:
- 1500 block of Elphinstone Street at Dewdney Avenue;
- Princess Street and 9th Avenue
- Argyle Street and 9th Avenue;
- McTavish Street and 9th Avenue;
- Elphinstone Street and 9th Avenue;
- Montague Street and 10th Avenue;
- Elphinstone Street and North Railway Street;
- Saskatchewan Drive and Elphinstone Street.
The Regina Police Service has additional officers assigned to manage the high volume of traffic and to enhance safety for all game attendees and residents of the area. Police are asking motorists and pedestrians to follow directions, have patience and be courteous to other users of the road.
Other reminders to help everyone enjoy game days include:
- Don’t choose to drink and drive. If you drink, be smart and take the bus, call a cab, use a designated driver;
- Consider using FREE public transit or car-pooling to make your travel plans easier. Regina Transit has provided a FREE Mosaic Stadium Shuttle transit route which can be found at https://www.regina.ca/transportation-roads-parking/transit/rider-transit-mosaic-stadium-shuttle/;
- Remove all valuables from your vehicle and lock the doors. There will be additional police patrols around the stadium during games to deter theft-from-auto and theft-of-auto, but it’s always better to remove or reduce the opportunity for crime (officers cannot be everywhere at once);
- Respect the neighbourhood. Mosaic Stadium is in a residential neighbourhood, and visitors should always ensure they park vehicles legally, refrain from littering, and respect the property of others;
- Set your GPS and finish texting your friends before you drive. Don’t drive while using your cell.
Enjoy game day and the Canada Day festivities! Go Riders!