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Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge rehabilitation starts Monday

For immediate release: April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
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A major rehabilitation of the Senator Sid L. Buckwold Bridge starts on Monday, April 15. The work will happen over the next two construction seasons to minimize the impact on traffic and eliminate the need for a full bridge closure.

Beginning Monday and through to the end of October, the lanes leaving downtown will be closed and traffic will be diverted to the other side. The walkway will remain open.

During the 2020 construction season, the lanes heading into downtown will be closed, traffic will flip to the other side and the bridge walkway will be closed.

The Meewasin Trail on both sides of the bridge will stay open throughout the project with the possibility of temporary disruptions on the Rotary Park side during some phases of work.

The bridge rehabilitation includes deck repairs, new asphalt, barrier replacement, walkway widening, a new drainage system and resurfacing the Idylwyld Drive ramps over 19th Street.

Drivers can expect delays and Saskatoon Transit routes 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 19, 20, 81, 82, 83, 84 and 86 may also be delayed. Riders are encouraged to check the mobile app called Transit for real-time bus information.

For more information about the Sid Buckwold Bridge Rehabilitation Project, please visit Saskatoon.ca/sidbuckwold.