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Evening Circle Drive sweeping starts Monday, May 7

For immediate release: May 7, 2018 - 10:03am
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Drivers may expect delays on Circle Drive Sunday to Thursday evenings and overnight for the next five weeks, with street sweeping beginning this Monday, May 7. Drivers should stay back and slow to 60 km/h when passing. Saskatoon Police Service will be leading this mobile work zone and will enforce speeding and other work zone infractions.  

 What you can expect from us

  • A convoy of street sweepers, sign trucks, skid steers and trucks for hauling debris will travel along Circle Drive with a Saskatoon Police Service escort at reduced speeds.
  • Saskatoon Police Service and pilot vehicles will use flashing lights to warn drivers to slow down as they approach the moving work zone.
  • On/off ramps will be temporarily closed while sweeping is being completed.
  • Sweeping will occur Sunday to Thursday between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. for up to five weeks, beginning May 7.
  • The base fine on all speeding tickets increased by $30 on May 1 and the km/h charge for travelling in excess of the posted speed is double. Driving 20 km/h over the speed limit will cost you $440 in a construction zone; 40 km over will cost $1008.

 How you can help us

  • Drivers must slow down and respect all work zones, including mobile work zones, detours, flashing lights, barriers and workers outside of equipment.
  • Drivers should stay back a minimum of 15 metres (about 2.5 car lengths).
  • In emergency situations where you must pass the mobile work zone, reduce your speed to 60 km/h and use extreme caution.

The City thanks drivers for their patience while this necessary work is carried out.