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We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update on Golf Course Operations

April 3, 2020 - 5:02pm

Preliminary year-end financial results for the 2019 fiscal year yield a surplus of $518,343, a favourable variance of 0.10% from the overall 2019 budget of $510.36 million, pending City Council approval. The Administration is recommending that this surplus be transferred to the Fiscal Stabilization Reserve.

April 3, 2020 - 4:09pm

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

NEW

3RD AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM 19TH ST E TO SPADINA CRES E
(Signage installation)
Start: April 6, 6:00 a.m. End: April 6, 5:00 p.m.

TAYLOR ST W EB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM ST CHARLES AVE TO ST HENRY AVE
(Hydrovaccing)
Start: April 6, 7:00 a.m. End: April 6, 4:00 p.m.

April 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR S NB ROAD CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 20TH ST E
(Bridge rehab)
Start: April 5, 7:00 a.m. End: October 30, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE WALKWAY CLOSED
(Closed due to insufficient space for social distancing; COVID-19)
Start: March 31, 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

April 3, 2020 - 2:59pm

Spring is a time for new beginnings, especially at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo). On March 21, 2020 the Zoo grew by eight hooves as it welcomed two baby Mouflon Sheep; one male and one female. The lambs have had their first checks and the mother is taking great care of them.

Mouflon Sheep are from the Middle East and found around eastern Iraq, Armenia and the Caucasus. They are listed as vulnerable, which means these two will help to conserve and promote the conservation of this important species.

April 3, 2020 - 12:10pm

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: 

April 3, 2020 - 10:00am

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.​

Sale of Residential Parking Program Permits

April 2, 2020 - 4:34pm

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

NEW

CENTRAL AVE SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 103RD ST E
(Hydro vac)
Start: April 3, 8:00 a.m. End: April 3, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE WALKWAY CLOSED
(Closed due to insufficient space for social distancing; COVID-19)
Start: March 31, 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

April 2, 2020 - 3:00pm

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bridge walkways now one-way only or closed
Most city bridge walkways are now all closed or open to one-way traffic only. This will allow for the practice of social/physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Crews have posted signage on many of the pathways to remind people to respect these restrictions.  

April 1, 2020 - 5:44pm

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

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR N NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT RUTH ST E
(Streetlight repairs)
Start: April 2, 9:30 a.m. End: April 2, 12:00 p.m.

ONGOING

SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE WALKWAY CLOSED
(Closed due to insufficient space for social distancing; COVID-19)
Start: March 31, 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

April 1, 2020 - 3:31pm

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens, and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saskatoon Transit updates

As an added level of safety, mid-route bus cleaning has started during the day in the downtown terminal. Passengers will be required to exit the bus while all hard surfaces are wiped down.

March 31, 2020 - 5:41pm

The City continues to make changes with its work plan so that it can deliver core services and keep other municipal business moving forward.

“We are into week three of our lives being transformed as we work to protect our community from the COVID-19 virus.  I want to thank everyone for your efforts as we each take this on together,” says Mayor Charlie Clark.

March 31, 2020 - 4:00pm

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled for this date

ONGOING

SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE WALKWAY CLOSED
(Closed due to insufficient space for social distancing; COVID-19)
Start: March 31, 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

March 31, 2020 - 3:16pm

The City reminds residents that the provincial ban on pruning elm trees will be in effect between Wednesday, April 1 and Monday, August 31, 2020.

The ban ensures that elm bark beetles, which transmit Dutch elm disease (DED), are not attracted to the freshly pruned trees at the time when these beetles are most active.  Anyone wishing to prune elm trees during the ban must obtain a permit. Please call the City’s Parks Division at 306-975-3300 for information.

March 31, 2020 - 1:00pm

22nd Street East, between 3rd and 4th avenues, will be closed starting Tuesday, March 31 at 8:00 a.m. to repair a watermain. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.   

March 30, 2020 - 4:48pm

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

NEW

22ND ST E CLOSED FROM 3RD AVE TO 4TH AVE
(Water & sewer work)
Start: March 31, 8:00 a.m.  End: April 1, 5:00 p.m.​

ONGOING

March 30, 2020 - 3:00pm

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bridge pathways, pedestrian overpasses and underpasses

March 27, 2020 - 5:37pm

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

NEW

NO NEW PROJECTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR THIS DATE.

ONGOING

TRAFFIC BRIDGE WALKWAYS ONE-WAY ONLY 
(One-way pedestrian traffic on walkways will allow room to practice social distancing of least 2-metres; COVID -19)
Start: March 27 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

CP PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE CLOSED
(COVID-19)
Start: March 25, 12:00 p.m. End: TBD 

March 27, 2020 - 3:25pm

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

NEW

TRAFFIC BRIDGE WALKWAYS ONE-WAY ONLY 
(One-way pedestrian traffic on walkways will allow room to practice social distancing of least 2-metres; COVID -19)
Start: March 27 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

ONGOING

CP PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE CLOSED
(COVID-19)
Start: March 25, 12:00 p.m. End: TBD 

March 27, 2020 - 2:49pm

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Property Tax

The City is committed to providing increased flexibility and immediate short-term relief for your 2020 Property Tax payment.  On your notice, your 2020 Property Tax due date will still show as June 30, 2020.

However:

March 27, 2020 - 1:31pm

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

NEW

SPADINA CRES E ROAD CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE S TO 3RD AVE S
(Crane lift)
Start: March 27, 6:00 a.m. End: March 27, 5:00 p.m.

20TH ST W EB PARKING LANE CLOSED AT AVE S S
(catch basin vaccing)
Start: March 27, 7:00 a.m. End: March 27, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

March 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens, and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CP Rail Pedestrian Bridge

Effective March 25, the City has decided to close the CP Pedestrian Bridge as it is not wide enough to practice social distancing (keeping a distance of at least 2-metres from others). The pedestrian bridge will remain closed until further notice.

Shared surfaces

March 25, 2020 - 4:58pm

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

NEW

PRESTON AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM TAYLOR ST E TO ADELAIDE ST E
(Sewer replacement)
Start: March 26, 8:00 a.m. End: March 27, 6:00 p.m.

ONGOING

8TH ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM RANGE ROAD 3044 TO MCORMOND DR
(Trucking route)
Start: February 24, 7:00 a.m. End: October 26, 5:00 p.m.

March 25, 2020 - 3:00pm

We are constantly reassessing pandemic developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens.  We have also continued to reassess the way we deliver public services following the decision to close City Hall and civic facilities. 

Social Distancing in public spaces 

March 24, 2020 - 6:41pm

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled for this date.

ONGOING

8TH ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM RANGE ROAD 3044 TO MCORMOND DR
(Trucking route)
Start: February 24, 7:00 a.m. End: October 26, 5:00 p.m.

All restrictions will be lifted as indicated, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

March 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

City crews were salting and sanding priority streets through the night and today to prevent icing during the spring snow fall. This afternoon and tonight the focus is to clear as much of the nearly 4 centimetres of snow from busiest streets, beginning with Circle Drive, Idylwyld Drive, College Drive, 22nd Street, College Drive and 8th Street.

Melting over the next few days presents a risk for ice forming as temperatures drop on streets and sidewalks. Drivers and sidewalk users should use caution.

March 24, 2020 - 2:28pm

We are constantly reassessing pandemic developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens. We have also continued to reassess the way we deliver public services following the decision to close City Hall and civic facilities.

March 24, 2020 - 9:00am

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

NEW

There are no new projects scheduled for this date.

ONGOING

DIEFENBAKER DR ROAD CLOSED FROM ST LAURENT CRES TO LLOYD CRES
(Valve replacement)
Start: March 23, 9:00 a.m. End: March 24, 5:00 p.m.

March 23, 2020 - 3:00pm

We are constantly reassessing pandemic developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens.  We have also continued to reassess the way we deliver public services to keep staff and residents safe when we are out in the community and in light of the decision to close City Hall and civic facilities.

March 20, 2020 - 5:10pm

The City welcomes a decision of the provincial government to place further restrictions on social gatherings.

“Based on discussions with our Director of Emergency Management, City Council and Senior Administration I gave notice for a Special City Council meeting at 3:30 this afternoon,” says Mayor Charlie Clark.  “This was done in anticipation of needing to take further steps in addressing the growing concern that as we try to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19, gathering in restaurants and bars was an ongoing risk in our community.

March 20, 2020 - 3:31pm

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

NEW

1ST AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM KING ST TO PRINCESS ST
(Water & sewer work)
Start: March 23, 8:00 a.m. End: March 24, 5:00 p.m.

DIEFENBAKER DR ROAD CLOSED FROM ST LAURENT CRES TO LLOYD CRES
(Valve replacement)
Start: March 23, 9:00 a.m. End: March 24, 5:00 p.m.

March 20, 2020 - 3:00pm

While the City of Saskatoon acknowledges the severity of the COVID-19 virus and the impact it is having on the community, the City and its construction partners will proceed as planned with the construction on the east half of the Sid Buckwold Bridge and the Idylwyld Drive ramps over 19th Street.

March 20, 2020 - 2:12pm

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

NEW

2ND AVE S ROAD CLOSED FROM 19TH ST E TO SAUNDERS PL
(Crane repairs)
Start: March 21, 5:00 a.m. End: March 21, 6:00 p.m.

CLARENCE AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM WILSON CRES TO GLASGOW ST
(Tree pruning)
Start: March 22, 8:00 a.m. End: March 22, 5:00 p.m.

NIGHTWORK

March 20, 2020 - 2:00pm

Diefenbaker Drive, between St. Laurent and Lloyd crescents, will be closed starting Monday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m. to replace a valve. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

March 20, 2020 - 6:00am

We are constantly reassessing pandemic developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens.  We have also continued to reassess the way we deliver public services to keep staff and residents safe when we are out in the community.

Transit fare suspension and rear door boarding effective Friday, March 20

March 19, 2020 - 4:49pm

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

NIGHTWORK

33RD ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM IDYLWYLD DR N TO ALBERTA AVE
(Red light camera work)
Start: March 19, 7:00 p.m. End: March 20, 6:00 a.m.

IDYLWYLD DR N NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 33RD ST E TO 34TH ST E
(Red light camera work)
Start: March 19, 7:00 p.m. End: March 20, 6:00 a.m.

March 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon is closing to the public all its facilities including City Hall; this follows the provincial government declaration of a public emergency for COVID-19 (coronavirus).

“While we are closed to the public, our business operations will continue to provide essential services for our residents as much as possible,” says City Manager Jeff Jorgenson.

March 18, 2020 - 4:31pm

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

NEW

PRESTON AVE S NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM LOUISE AVE TO ADELAIDE ST E
(Tree pruning)
Start: March 19, 9:00 a.m. End: March 19, 1:30 p.m.

NIGHTWORK

33RD ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM IDYLWYLD DR N TO ALBERTA AVE
(Red light camera work)
Start: March 19, 7:00 p.m. End: March 20, 6:00 a.m.

March 18, 2020 - 4:00pm

The City continues to respond to COVID-19 in what is a rapidly changing situation for our citizens and our staff. 

“As social distancing measures increase in our community, we want to stress essential services are being maintained,” says Pamela Goulden McLeod, Director of Emergency Management Organization. 

Goulden-McLeod says garbage collection remains on schedule; roadways snow clearing and maintenance continues; Saskatoon Transit continues to operate; water treatment remains reliable and safe; wastewater processes remain unaffected;

March 17, 2020 - 4:20pm

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

NEW

AVE H N ROAD CLOSED FROM 31ST ST W TO 32ND ST W
(Sewer connection replacement)
Start: March 18, 8:00 a.m. End: March 20, 5:00 p.m.

33RD ST W EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AVE P N
(Manhole access)
Start: March 18, 9:00 a.m. End: March 18, 12:00 p.m.

March 17, 2020 - 3:00pm

Avenue H North, between 31st and 32nd streets, will be closed starting Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 a.m. to replace a sewer connection. This work is expected to take three days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

March 17, 2020 - 6:00am

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

NEW

8TH ST E ROTATING LANE CLOSURES AT PRESTON AVE S
(Red light camera installation)
Start: March 17, 9:00 a.m. End: March 20, 3:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR E EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM WARMAN RD TO PRESTON AVE N
(Cable fault repair)
Start: March 17, 9:30 a.m. End: March 17, 12:30 p.m.

March 16, 2020 - 3:00pm

As Saskatoon Transit moves towards providing service that reflects the approved Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines (moving more routes onto Broadway Avenue) and to reduce congestion on the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge during rehabilitation, changes are being made to three routes as of March 29, 2020. 

Affected routes:

March 16, 2020 - 6:00am

As the City of Saskatoon continues to keep up to date on the COVID-19 pandemic, City leaders have made the decision to close leisure facilities effective Monday, March 16.

“This was a difficult decision to make,” says Pamela Goulden-McLeod, Director of the Emergency Management Organization. “We want to remind everyone there is no evidence of community transmission.”

“We want to make sure we can maintain essential services and one of the ways we can do this is to limit non-essential contacts in the community, including for our staff,” Goulden-McLeod says.

March 15, 2020 - 4:15pm

Saturday night’s snowfall covered Saskatoon with approximately 8 centimeters of snow. City crews worked all night on Circle Drive and are currently working on clearing snow on priority 1 streets such as Circle Drive, 22nd Street, Idylwyld Drive, College Drive and 8th Street.  Contractors will be assisting city crews. 

March 15, 2020 - 9:05am

To help share reliable and accurate information for our community, the City has created a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information.

“Everyone can find facts on how to protect yourself and family from COVID-19, answers to the questions we’re being asked the most, news releases and links to trusted health-related information,” says Pamela Goulden-McLeod, Director of Emergency Management.

In terms of action, the City has activated its Emergency Operations Centre to coordinate its planning efforts.

March 14, 2020 - 11:03am

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