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Sid Buckwold Bridge rehabilitation resumes Monday, April 6

For immediate release: April 3, 2020 - 10:00am
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The Sid Buckwold Bridge northbound lanes heading into downtown, including the 1st Avenue ramp, will be closed starting Monday, April 6, at 8:00 a.m. for the final phase of the bridge rehabilitation project.  

The left turn onto 20th Street from Idylwyld Drive northbound will not be permitted, however a U-turn will be in place at Auditorium Avenue. 

This work will last until the fall, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

The Sid Buckwold Bridge rehabilitation project includes: 

  • Resurfacing of the Idylwyld Drive ramp over 19th Street to 1st Avenue 
  • Walkway widening with taller barriers for improved pedestrian protection 
  • New drainage system to help better traction by reducing puddles and splashing
  • Concrete deck repairs and asphalt replacement
  • Strengthening of piers  
  • Barrier replacement 

Updated project information is posted at Saskatoon.ca/sidbuckwold.

Delays can be expected on Transit routes 1, 6, 15, 19, 20. Riders are encouraged to consult the mobile app called Transit for real-time bus information. The routes will be impacted for the duration of this year’s rehabilitation (approximately October 31st).