Preston Avenue closed between College Drive and 14th Street
Starting Monday, June 25, Preston Avenue between College Drive and 14th Street will be closed to all traffic. This is to allow University of Saskatchewan contractors to connect the new Merlis Belsher Ice Facility to the sanitary/storm sewers under the roadway. Work will take two weeks, weather permitting and barring unforeseen issues.
For safety reasons, as this project involves deep pit excavation, there will also be no access to sidewalks or bike paths while this project is underway.
To limit the impact to the public, work is being done at the end of the school year after students have finished using the surrounding facilities and before summer programs get underway.
The Saskatoon Field House will remain open throughout construction and continue to offer its regular programming. Residents will need to access the facility by Stadium Crescent off College Drive.
Drivers are advised to expect delays and plan detour routes. Refer to the City of Saskatoon Traffic Detour Service Alerts for updates and more information.