Spadina Lift Station
Temporary closures on Prince of Wales Avenue and at G.D. Archibald Memorial Park Playground
Graham Construction is installing piping through G.D. Archibald Memorial Park. Due to rain, Prince of Wales Avenue (from Spadina Crescent to just east of Empire Avenue) will now remain fully closed until Tuesday, September 5. A portion of the park playground will remain fenced off and closed until approximately mid-September.
The Spadina Lift Station (1702 Spadina Crescent) has been a fixture along the Meewasin Trail for several years. Built as a sewage disposal facility in the 1940s and re-purposed to a lift station in 1971, it helps move more than 60 per cent of Saskatoon's waste water from the sanitary sewer system to the H. McIvor Weir Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The lift station has been well maintained over the years, but has reached a point where major modifications would be required for it to keep up with growing capacity. It is more cost effective to build a new lift station on the same site and the City is grateful for its funding partnership with the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan to help make this project a reality. A second building on the same site was completed in 2016 and serves as a bypass lift station. It operates whenever the primary lift station can not meet the flow demand. Unlike the existing lift station, it will not be demolished during this project and will remain in use.
Construction got underway in the fall of 2021 and the new lift station is expected to become operational in late 2023. The Meewasin Trail behind the lift station site is closed and a temporary trail has been constructed next to Spadina Crescent to accommodate all trail users. A site map showing the temporary trail detour is included under Related Documents in the right column of this page.