Improvements to neighbourhood pedestrian safety with traffic calming construction
Thirty-nine Saskatoon neighbourhoods will benefit from permanent construction of up to 150 traffic calming installations this summer, including curb extensions, median islands and location-specific solutions. These projects were identified over the past several years through Neighbourhood Traffic Reviews (NTRs) or other traffic safety assessments to address concerns.
Saskatchewan’s Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) awarded the City $3.325 million for shovel-ready projects that will improve safety in residential areas. These projects are included in the $35.5 million MEEP grant for City of Saskatoon projects that was announced in September 2020 to stimulate the economy and help Saskatchewan industries recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Construction is already underway and will continue through summer. Locations with temporary traffic calming measures in place will be replaced with permanent infrastructure.