Transportation Infrastructure Priorities
A mandate of the Infrastructure Services Department includes the identification of infrastructure needs throughout the city as the urban fabric grows and changes. There are currently a wide variety of required roadway, interchange and transportation capital projects, each with its own timeline and funding strategy.
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North Commuter Parkway Project
The north commuter bridge will link the Marquis Industrial area with the University Heights area, providing relief to the existing Circle Drive Bridge, and will function as an arterial bridge similar to the existing University and Broadway Bridges.
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Household Travel Survey
This survey is a research initiative to collect current and reliable information about trip patterns and daily travel choices of area residents. Households are randomly chosen to participate in the survey and asked to record each household member’s travel patterns for an assigned 24-hour period.
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Circle Drive South Project
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Perimeter Highway and North Bridge
The North Bridge will form part of the proposed Perimeter Highway corridor around the east side of the city. The proposed Perimeter Highway will connect Highway 11 South (at Grasswood Road) to Highway 14 (22nd Street West), intersection with Highways 5, 41, 11, 12 and 16. This project is being undertaken by the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure in partnership with the City of Saskatoon.
The Perimeter Highway is shown on the Projected Growth Concept Plan.
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Traffic Impact Studies
The City of Saskatoon requires developers to prepare a Traffic Impact Study in order that the traffic implications of the development proposal be fully understood and that measures can be provided during development in order to accommodate the expected traffic.
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Transportation Planning administers a traffic monitoring program to understand how people travel around the Saskatoon and to assess performance of transportation facilities.
The 2010 Traffic Characteristics Report includes various measures of mobility and traffic trends, such as:
• Per capita gasoline and diesel sales data;
• Evening peak period travel times from the Central Business District (CBD);
• Afternoon peak period travel times across the city;
• Travel to work data and alternative modes of transportation from the most recent Canadian Census (2006);
• Travel demand on the city’s road network and river crossings;
• The highest volume intersections and interchanges;
• A average daily traffic (ADT) flow map; and
• A summary of ADT volumes along various roadways throughout the City.
Additionally, detailed traffic volume data presented provides a comprehensive comparison of ADTs by week and month as well as hourly distributions. This data is collected from five permanent count stations situated at major locations throughout the city, which continually record traffic volumes throughout the year.
New additions to the Traffic Characteristics Report include:
• Per Capita Gasoline and Diesel Sales provides a comparison of fuel consumption among residents of Saskatoon, the province and the country.
• Traffic flow map showing volumes that are scaled proportionally to offer a visualization of the magnitude of travel on Saskatoon’s roadways.
Click to view a PDF of the 2010 Traffic Characteristics Report (large file).