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Sections of Central Avenue and connecting roadways are undergoing improvements including water and sewer upgrades, resurfacing, and water main lining. The work will entail full closures of the areas under construction and detour signage will be posted to reroute traffic.

These improvements were identified as part of the Building Better Roads plan and will help prepare the area roadways for the increased and changed traffic patterns expected following the opening of the North Commuter Parkway next year.

August 16, 2017 - 3:36pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

OFF RAMP FROM CIRCLE DR SB TO FAIRMONT DR CLOSED
(bridge repair)
Start: August 17, 9:00 a.m. End: August 17, 3:00 p.m.

22ND ST W EB & WB MEDIAN & MIDDLE LANES CLOSED FROM AVE K N TO AVE K S
(manhole repair)
Start: August 17, 9:00 a.m. End: August 17, 4:00 p.m.

August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Lathey Outdoor Pool is closed for the season due to mechanical problems sustained from heavy rainfall on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.  Extensive flooding in the basement where the mechanical equipment is located resulted in significant damage to the pumps.  The City is working to assess the full extent of the damage and preparing a plan to fix all equipment so the pool will be ready to open for the 2018 season.

August 16, 2017 - 9:04am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

CIRCLE DR W OFF RAMP TO FAIRMONT DR. CLOSED FROM 22ND ST W TO FAIRMONT DR
(bridge repair)
Start: August 16, 9:00 a.m. End: August 17, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

22ND ST W WB CLOSED FROM AVE H N TO AVE P N
(micro surfacing)
Two way traffic maintained in EB lanes.
Start: August 15, 7:00 p.m. End: August 16, 6:00 a.m.

August 15, 2017 - 3:43pm

The City is pleased to announce two new temporary artworks as part of the 2017 Placemaker Program.

We are the River, by Susan Shantz and Barbara Reimer of Saskatoon, is an art project that aims to highlight the vital connection between Saskatoon residents and the South Saskatchewan River.  Photos of people holding statements about their personal and collective relationship with the river have been taken at various events throughout the summer and are currently being displayed on billboards in the downtown and Riversdale areas, as well as on social media. 

August 15, 2017 - 2:31pm

Water and Waste stream crews have now isolated the water main break and stopped the leakage of water near Central Avenue and Garvie Road. There are no concerns about drinking water quality and no drinking water advisories have been issued.

Initial information indicates the disrupted line connects to the primary water main that crosses the river.  Computer modelling of the system suggests any drop in pressure would have been relatively minor and experienced in the North and Northwest quadrants of Saskatoon on the west side of the river.

August 14, 2017 - 3:52pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

22ND ST W REDUCED TO SINGLE LANE TRAFFIC FROM AVE P S TO AVE W S
(manhole repair)
Start: August 15, 9:00 a.m. End: August 15, 4:00 p.m.

HIGHWAY 16 SPEED REDUCTION AT ZIMMERMAN RD
(final grading)
Start: August 15, 9:00 a.m. End: August 16, 5:00 p.m.

NIGHT WORK

August 14, 2017 - 2:58pm

Saskatoon Water has been dealing with an urgent situation in the Silverspring Neighbourhood.

A contractor working in the area punctured a water main near Central Avenue and Garvie Road which has resulted in significant localized flooding.

The break occurred around 1:00 p.m. Right now, City staff are on scene working to isolate and stop the break.

Residents and businesses in the northeast may experience low pressure or service interruption. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area.

August 14, 2017 - 2:57pm
north east

Beginning Monday, August 14, 2017, McClocklin Road between Claypool Drive and East Hampton Boulevard/Richardson Road will close for approximately 8 to 10 weeks while developers undertake utility installation and road reconstruction. The work is to accommodate the continued development of Hampton Village.

Road users looking to access Claypool Drive, will be detoured via Hampton Gate during construction. Current lane restrictions on Claypool Drive from McClocklin Road to Hampton Gate, due to gas line maintenance, are expected to end on Friday, September 8, 2017.

August 11, 2017 - 4:23pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

WANUSKEWIN RD SB LANES CLOSED FROM 71ST ST E TO MARQUIS DR E
(construction)
Start: August 14, 7:30 a.m. End: August 14, 5:00 p.m.

33RD ST W WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM IDYLWYLD DR N TO AVE B N
(hydrovacing)
Start: August 14, 9:00 a.m. End: August 14, 12:00 p.m.

August 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

2ND AVE N NB CLOSED FROM PRINCESS ST TO DUKE ST
(water & sewer connection replacement)
Two-way traffic will be maintained in the SB lanes.
Start: August 12, 7:00 a.m. End: August 13, 6:00 p.m.

CENTRAL AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM ATTRIDGE DR TO REID RD
(paving)
Start: August 12, 7:30 a.m. End: August 13, 4:00 p.m.

August 11, 2017 - 2:31pm

Summer maintenance at the Shaw Centre will begin on Monday, August 21, 2017 and run through to Monday, September 11, 2017.  The following amenities will be closed for maintenance during the times outlined below:

Facility and Amenities:

August 14, 2017 - 9:00am

During recent water and sewer upgrades at the access ramp between 8th Street and Idylwyld Drive, a nearby storm line that needs maintenance work was identified.  To avoid cuts to the new road surface, storm line work will be completed prior to scheduled paving. The ramp will now open on Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017.

 What you can expect from us:

August 11, 2017 - 8:56am

During recent water and sewer upgrades at the access ramp between 8th Street and Idylwyld Drive, a nearby storm line that needs maintenance work was identified.  To avoid cuts to the new road surface, storm line work will be completed prior to scheduled paving. The ramp will now open on Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017.

 What you can expect from us

August 11, 2017 - 9:00am

Effective immediately, Lathey Outdoor Pool is closed due to mechanical problems sustained from heavy rainfall.  Set C swimming lessons, originally scheduled at Lathey Outdoor Pool from Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 25, will be moved to Riversdale Outdoor Pool.  Lathey Outdoor Pool is projected to reopen on Friday, August 18, 2017, pending confirmation of equipment repairs and operations.

Continue to enjoy outdoor pool access at the following locations:

August 10, 2017 - 3:59pm

Central Avenue between Attridge Drive and Reid Road will be resurfaced this weekend (August 12-13). The work will entail a full closure of this stretch of roadway and detour signage will be posted to reroute traffic. Eastbound Attridge Drive around the intersection of Attridge Drive and Central Avenue will also be periodically restricted to one through lane.

August 10, 2017 - 3:49pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

3RD AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM PRINCESS ST TO DUKE ST
(water & sewer connection replacement)
Start: August 11, 7:00 a.m. End: August 13, 6:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR W NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 22ND ST W
(bridge repairs)
Start: August 11, 9:00 a.m. End: August 11, 3:00 p.m.

August 10, 2017 - 3:01pm

The City of Saskatoon is accepting applications for vacancies on the Board of Revision until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017.

The Board of Revision is a quasi-judicial body that hears appeals arising from the assessment of a property in Saskatoon in accordance with Section 197 of The Cities Act. The Board’s role is to ensure that all parties receive a fair hearing and that the rules of natural justice come into play.

August 9, 2017 - 4:18pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

3RD AVE N SB CLOSED FROM KING ST TO QUEEN ST
(curb & sidewalk work)
Start: August 10, 7:00 a.m. End: August 11, 4:00 p.m.

24TH ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM PACIFIC AVE TO WALL ST
(roadway patching)
Start: August 10, 9:00 a.m. End: August 10, 1:00 p.m.

August 9, 2017 - 3:06pm

Due to sidewalk maintenance, transit stops on Witney Avenue North between 23rd Street and 29th Street and one stop at 29th Street and Witney Avenue eastbound will be temporarily moved. 

Route 5 is the only route that will be impacted by this work.

August 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

Today, in a report to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services, City Administration highlighted opportunities to divert organics from the landfill.

“Every year, 32% of all material put into our regional landfills is organic food and yard waste. And, organics still make up 58% of our single family residential garbage.” says Brenda Wallace, Director of Environmental and Corporate Initiatives. “If we want to reach our target of diverting 70% of our waste from the landfill, organics represents our single biggest opportunity.”

August 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

Today, in a report to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services, City Administration outlined options to expand the Waste Services Utility. Expanding the Waste Services Utility would mean reducing property taxes and transferring the cost of some or all waste management services to a monthly bill. A variable-rate utility would provide additional incentive for people to reduce the amount of waste they put in their black garbage cart, allow the City to build a sustainable funding model, and extend the life of the Landfill.

August 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

Earlier this year, City Council requested a Market Sounding be initiated by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) to determine what conditions are required to attract a grocery store to locate in the Downtown.

“It was important to Council to determine both the level of interest and the barriers that exist to establish a grocery store in downtown Saskatoon," says Councillor Cynthia Block.  "Getting feedback from grocers, food cooperatives, and developers who would be interested in owning/operating a grocery store will help Council determine next steps."

August 9, 2017 - 11:32am

Saskatoon was under a severe thunderstorm warning on Tuesday afternoon. A heavy rainfall warning quickly followed just after 1:20 p.m. The rain system was the most intense in east-central neighbourhoods, knocking out power in Avalon, Nutana, Adelaide/Churchill and Holliston. These areas experienced localized intensity from the storm system, washing out a number of roads. Although intense for the areas with the heaviest rainfall, this storm is considered to be between a one in two year, and one in five year event.

August 9, 2017 - 10:41am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

4TH AVE S NB ROAD CLOSED FROM 20TH ST E TO 21ST ST E
(sewer construction)
Start: August 9, 7:00 a.m. End: August 9, 5:00 p.m.

DIEFENBAKER DR NB RIGHT TURN BAY CLOSED AT LAURIER DR
(Shaw cable work)
Start: August 9, 9:00 a.m. End: August 9, 11:00 a.m.

August 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Saskatoon has experienced heavy rain today with the east side of the city seeing the heaviest rain accumulations so far. Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for Saskatoon and area with the potential for more heavy rain. 

August 8, 2017 - 2:24pm

The Saskatoon Ex Parade is on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Road and parking restrictions will be in place downtown prior to the parade starting at 10 a.m. and until the parade concludes.

Parade route:

  • Begins at 24th Street and Spadina Crescent East
  • West on 24th Street to 4th Avenue
  • South on 4th Avenue to 20th Street
  • East on 20th Street to Spadina Crescent East
  • North on Spadina Crescent East to 24th Street

Please respect detours, signs and barriers before and during the parade. 

August 4, 2017 - 4:57pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

CENTRAL AVE NB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM 115TH ST E TO REID RD
(concrete repairs)
Start: August 8, 7:00 a.m. End: August 10, 5:00 p.m.

WANUSKEWIN RD SB LEFT TURN LANE CLOSED AT LENORE DR
(red light camera maintenance)
Start: August 8, 9:00 a.m. End: August 8, 3:00 p.m.

August 4, 2017 - 3:19pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

33RD ST W ROAD CLOSED FROM AVE B N TO IDYLWYLD DR N
(water & sewer repairs)
Start: August 6, 7:00 a.m. End: August 6, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

LORNE AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM 4TH ST E TO 7TH ST E
(water & sewer repairs)
Start: July 25, 9:00 a.m. End: August 5, 5:00 p.m.

August 4, 2017 - 3:00pm

A second northbound lane will be added on Clarence Avenue between Glasgow Street and Wilson Crescent. Construction starts tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, and will last approximately 4 weeks. The additional lane will result in improved safety as well as reduced delays and smoother traffic flow. The need for an additional lane was identified during the Neighbourhood Traffic Review process wherein the City works with communities to identify and address local traffic concerns.

August 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the access ramp between 8th Street and Idylwyld Drive will be closed for water and sewer connection upgrades. This roadway will be paved immediately following the infrastructure work.  

What you can expect from us:

August 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

Starting Tuesday, August 8, 2017,  the access ramp between 8th Street and Idylwyld Drive will be closed for water and sewer connection upgrades. This roadway will be paved immediately following the infrastructure work.  

What you can expect from us:

August 4, 2017 - 9:03am

Saskatoon Transit has partnered with the Saskatoon Ex to offer free transit service for Superpass holders from Tuesday, August 8 to Sunday, August 13. Superpass holders can ride free every day on all regular routes to and from the Saskatoon Ex by showing their Superpass when entering a Saskatoon Transit bus.

In addition, children can ride free all day on Wednesday, August 9 and seniors can ride free all day on Thursday, August 10.

August 9, 2017 - 3:52pm

A second northbound lane will be added on Clarence Avenue between Glasgow Street and Wilson Crescent. Construction starts on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, and will last approximately 4 weeks. The additional lane will result in improved safety as well as reduced delays and smoother traffic flow. The need for an additional lane was identified during the Neighbourhood Traffic Review process wherein the City works with communities to identify and address local traffic concerns.

What you can expect from us:

August 4, 2017 - 10:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

23RD ST W INTERSECTION CLOSED AT WITNEY AVE N
(construction)
Start: August 4, 9:00 a.m. End: August 4, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

VICTORIA AVE INTERSECTION CLOSED AT 11TH ST E
(construction)
Start: July 21, 7:00 a.m. End: August 4, 5:00 p.m.

August 3, 2017 - 2:45pm

The following are the hours of Civic Services and Facilities for Monday, August 7. 

City Hall will be closed.

Pay Parking Stations will not require payment. Motorists are still required to observe posted time limits when parking their vehicles.

The Municipal Impound Lot will not be releasing vehicles to the public.

Saskatoon Public Library (all locations) will be closed.

Saskatoon Landfill will be open with regular hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

August 3, 2017 - 9:55am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

CIRCLE DR E EB CURB AND CENTRE LANES CLOSED AT VENTURE CRES
(water & sewer work)
Start: August 3, 7:00 a.m. End: August 3, 5:00 p.m.

CENTRAL AVE NB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM 115TH ST E TO REID RD
(concrete repairs)
Start: August 3, 7:00 a.m. End: August 5, 5:00 p.m.

August 2, 2017 - 2:35pm

Major upgrades to local infrastructure are well underway in several locations throughout Saskatoon thanks to support from federal and provincial governments as part of the 2017 Water Main, Sanitary Lining and Lead Water Pipe Replacement Initiative.

August 2, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Fall Leisure Guide will be delivered to Saskatoon households on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, and can be picked up at any indoor Leisure Centre, Saskatoon Public Library location, or City Hall.  The guide will also be available on saskatoon.ca/leisureguide beginning Friday, August 4.

The Leisure Guide is Saskatoon’s go-to source for fitness programs, recreational activities, and arts and culture opportunities for all ages and abilities.

August 3, 2017 - 9:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

CUMBERLAND AVE S NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO MAIN ST
(road patching)
Start: August 2, 7:00 a.m. End: August 2, 11:00 a.m.

CLARENCE AVE S SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM TAYLOR ST E TO GLASGOW ST
(CCTV inspections)
Start: August 2, 9:00 a.m. End: August 2, 3:00 p.m.

August 1, 2017 - 2:40pm

Looking for a way to help your dog cool off in the heat?  Bring your pooch for a swim at the FREE Dog Day of Summer event at Mayfair Outdoor Pool on Thursday, August 31!

Service dogs are welcome during a dedicated swim time from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m,. and all dogs are welcome in one-hour time slots after that, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Service and Therapy Dogs (60 dog limit):           11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

All Other Dogs (60 dog limit per time slot):          12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

August 1, 2017 - 9:14am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR N NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM TAYLOR ST W TO 8TH ST W
(line painting)
Start: August 1, 7:00 a.m. End: August 2, 7:00 a.m.

3RD AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM QUEEN ST TO KING ST
(water & sewer connection replacements)
Start: August 1, 7:00 a.m. End: August 3, 5:00 p.m.

July 31, 2017 - 2:42pm

 

City Council Decisions In Brief

From the July 26, 2017 Regular Meeting of City Council

9.7.1 Award of Contract - Bus Rapid and Conventional Transit Planning, Design, and Engineering Services Request for Proposals

Decision

*Council approved the award of contract to HDR Corporation for planning, design, and engineering services for a total contract amount of $3,052,726.44 (including taxes).

Background

July 31, 2017 - 11:20am

The Province of Saskatchewan has approved the City of Saskatoon’s application to be designated as an Eligible Assistance Area under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) related to the rain event that occurred on July 10, 2017.  Residents that have experienced any water seepage or flooding as a result of this event may now apply to the Province to receive assistance under the PDAP program.

Process for homeowners:

July 28, 2017 - 5:37pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

CENTRAL AVE SB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM REID RD TO 115TH ST E
(concrete replacement)
Start: July 31, 7:00 a.m. End: August 4, 5:00 p.m.

AVE C N ROAD CLOSED FROM 29TH ST W TO 30TH ST W
(water rehab)
Start: July 31, 7:00 a.m. End: August 6, 4:00 p.m.

NIGHT WORK

July 28, 2017 - 3:18pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR S NB ROAD CLOSED FROM TAYLOR ST W TO SASKATCHEWAN CRES W
(road resurfacing)
Two-way traffic will be maintained in the SB lanes.
Start: July 29, 6:00 a.m. End: July 30, 6:00 p.m.

July 28, 2017 - 3:04pm

This Saturday, the intersection of 11th Street and Avenue W will close for watermain upgrades and roadwork.  The project is expected to last four to six weeks weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

What you can expect from us:

July 28, 2017 - 11:00am

Intersection improvement work at 51st Street and Warman Road is wrapping up today, one week ahead of schedule. This intersection has been under construction since May 23rd in order to undertake changes to improve safety, reduce delays, and enable easier movements. The improved intersection now has the capacity to handle the additional and changed traffic that’s expected following the opening of the North Commuter Parkway in 2018.

What you can expect from us:

July 27, 2017 - 4:27pm

The Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual maintenance from Monday, July 31 to Sunday, August 20, 2017.  During the closure, all programs will be cancelled and amenities such as the pools and fitness room will be unavailable.  Regularly-scheduled programming will resume on Monday, August 21, 2017.

The Shaw Centre, Saskatoon Field House, and Lakewood, Lawson, and Cosmo Civic Centres will maintain regular hours during this time.  For drop-in programming information for these facilities, please refer to www.saskatoon.ca/dropinonline.

July 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.

NEW

20TH ST W EB & WB CURB LANES CLOSED FROM IDYLWYLD DR S TO AVE B S
(tree work)
Start: July 28, 5:00 a.m. End: July 28, 12:00 p.m.

22ND ST W WB CENTRE, MEDIAN & LEFT TURN LANE CLOSED FROM AVE I N TO AVE K N
(water & sewer repairs)
Start: July 28, 6:00 a.m. End: July 28, 3:00 p.m.

July 27, 2017 - 3:06pm

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