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

NEW

ONGOING
MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(Interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

January 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

The intersection at 3rd Avenue and 20th Street will be fully closed Monday, January 21 for a sanitary main replacement. There will be no access to this area during this work, which is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Pedestrian access may also be restricted. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while the necessary replacement work is completed.

January 17, 2019 - 1:38pm

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

NEW

3RD AVE S INTERSECTION CLOSED AT 20TH ST E
(Sanitary main replacement)
Start: January 17, 9:00 a.m. End: January 17, 5:00 p.m.

FAIRMONT DR ROAD CLOSED FROM FAIRLIGHT DR TO FORRESTER RD
(Valve replacement)
Start: January 17, 9:00 a.m. End: January 17, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

January 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

Looking to keep your teen busy on the next Professional Development day?  The City of Saskatoon has teamed up with Sask Sport Inc. and Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity to offer Leading with Confidence, a half day workshop for females ages 14 to18 years. 

Leading with Confidence will be held on Tuesday, January 29, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shaw Centre (122 Bowlt Crescent). 

January 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

The recent near-melting temperatures, rain and the following temperature drop to below normal values has left some sidewalks around the community with icy spots. Environment Canada forecasts a chance of light snow and more of the same cooler temperatures for the short-term.

The Saskatoon Fire Department warns people to proceed with caution on sidewalks which could be icy. 

As a reminder, homeowners and businesses are required to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice within 48 and 24 hours of a snow fall, respectively.

January 16, 2019 - 11:47am

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

NEW
CIRCLE DR E WB CURB & CENTRE LANES CLOSED AT 1ST AVE N
(Valve repair)
Start: January 16, 11:00 a.m. End: January 16, 12:00 p.m.

ONGOING
MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(Interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

January 15, 2019 - 3:10pm

As part of the development of the WinterCityYXE Strategy, the City and community stakeholders again invite residents to celebrate what makes Saskatoon unique as a four-season community that is welcoming, vibrant and prosperous, even during the winter months.

January 15, 2019 - 2:05pm

Saskatoon Transit has upgraded the onboard Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in 100 of its buses. This TransitMaster upgrade, among many other things, enhances the delivery of real-time bus information, displaying real-time bus locations via smart phone apps including Transit, Google and Moovit.

January 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

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

ONGOING

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(Interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

January 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

The northbound Ruth Street Exit off of Circle Drive was closed unexpectedly for an emergency water main break repair. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Northbound traffic on Circle Drive can access the area using the Clarence Avenue exit or Preston Avenue exit. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Check for Service Alerts on your bus route on your mobile device using one of the real-time apps including Google Maps transit or Transit app. 

January 14, 2019 - 10:53am

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR E SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT 14TH ST E
(Guardrail repairs)
Start: January 14, 9:00 a.m. End: January 14, 3:00 p.m.

IDYLWYLD DR N NB MEDIAN LANE & SB LEFT TURN BAY CLOSED FROM 32ND ST W TO 31ST ST E
(Light pole base replacement)
Start: January 14, 9:00 a.m. End: January 14, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

January 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

3RD AVE N SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 24TH ST E TO 23RD ST E
(roadway repairs)
Start: January 12, 8:30 a.m. End: January 12, 12:30 p.m.

CIRCLE DR E WB CURB & NEXT LANES CLOSED AT 1ST AVE N
(Sewer inspection)
Start: January 13, 6:00 a.m. End: January 13, 8:00 a.m.

January 11, 2019 - 2:15pm

Starting Sunday morning, January 13, there will be no access from Circle Drive to Laurier Drive westbound at the Confederation Mall. Crews will be replacing a hydrant in the westbound lanes of Laurier Drive, which is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Circle Drive southbound traffic can use 33rd Street to access the area, and northbound traffic can use 22nd Street. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while the necessary replacement work is completed.

January 11, 2019 - 11:00am

The City of Saskatoon has again received a favourable endorsement from S&P Global Rating Services,  which reconfirmed the City’s ‘AAA’ credit rating with a “stable” outlook.

“We’re pleased and excited with this rating,” says Kerry Tarasoff, Chief Financial Officer. “The City is expected to benefit from a diverse economy, keep debt manageable and be able to deliver a responsible budget.”

Calling Saskatoon the “economic engine of Saskatchewan,” S&P Global Rating Services today re-affirmed ‘AAA’ long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on the City.

January 10, 2019 - 4:26pm

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

NEW

CENTRAL AVE CLOSED FROM 104TH ST W TO 105TH ST W
(Valve replacement)
Start: January 11, 9:00 a.m. End: January 11, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

CIRCLE DR E NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED BETWEEN 8TH ST & 14TH ST
(Guardrail removal & installation)
Start: January 9, 9:00 a.m. End: January 14, 6:00 p.m.

January 10, 2019 - 2:57pm

Starting Friday morning, January 11, Central Avenue between 104th and 105th streets will be closed to repair a water valve. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Traffic will detour around the construction zone at 104th and 105th streets by way of Egbert Avenue. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Check for Service Alerts on your bus route on your mobile device using one of the real-time apps including Google Maps transit or Transit app. 

January 10, 2019 - 10:00am

GIVE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE A PROPER GOODBYE!

Every year the City of Saskatoon provides temporary drop-off sites for natural Christmas trees so they can be recycled at the City’s Compost Depot. Residents are encouraged to drop off live Christmas trees from December 26, 2018 to January 31, 2019:

Drop-off Locations

January 9, 2019 - 3:46pm

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

NEW

8TH ST E EB MEDIAN LANE & WB LEFT TURN BAY CLOSED AT MCKERCHER DR
(Traffic pole replacement)
Start: January 10, 9:00 a.m. End: January 10, 2:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR E SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT TAYLOR ST E
(Streetlight replacement)
Start: January 10, 10:00 a.m. End: January 10, 12:00 p.m.

January 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

3rd Avenue between 25th and 26th street will be closed for generator installations today, January 9th, starting at 6:30 a.m. This work is expected to take a few hours to complete, weather permitting and barring unforeseen circumstances.

Check for Service Alerts on your bus route on your mobile device using one of the real-time apps including Google Maps transit or Transit app. 

January 9, 2019 - 6:00am

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

NEW

3RD AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM 25TH ST E TO 26TH ST E
(Generator installation)
Start: January 9, 6:30 a.m. End: January 9, 8:30 a.m.

22ND ST E WB LANES CLOSED AT 2ND AVE S
(Crane lift)
Start: January 9, 9:00 a.m. End: January 9, 1:00 p.m.

January 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

Annual ridership has increased and is expected to top 1 million rides per month in 2019.  

“Any increase in ridership is encouraging to see, but 8% is incredible,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “It shows people are recognizing transit as a viable alternative. However, in order to keep increasing our ridership numbers, we must continue to focus on the customer first.”

January 8, 2019 - 11:00am

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

ONGOING

IDYLWYLD DR S NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED BETWEEN CIRCLE DR S AND RUTH ST 
(guardrail removal & installation)
Start: January 7, 9:00 a.m. End: January 10, 6:00 p.m.

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

January 7, 2019 - 3:54pm

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

NEW

1ST AVE N SB LANES CLOSED FROM 24TH ST E TO 25TH ST E
(water & sewer connection repair)
Start: January 7, 9:00 a.m. End: January 7, 5:00 p.m.

IDYLWYLD DR S NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED BETWEEN CIRCLE DR S AND RUTH ST 
(guardrail removal & installation)
Start: January 7, 9:00 a.m. End: January 10, 6:00 p.m.

ONGOING

January 4, 2019 - 3:24pm

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

ONGOING

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

January 4, 2019 - 3:05pm

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the San Diego Seals at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, January 5 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

January 4, 2019 - 7:44am

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

ONGOING

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

January 3, 2019 - 3:19pm

Starting today, crews will begin pruning trees on civic property in the neighbourhoods of College Park, Holliston, Wildwood, and King George as part of the City’s Boulevard Tree Maintenance Program.

January 3, 2019 - 9:52am

It’s a new year! Consider getting involved in what matters to you by taking an active role and volunteering on one of the City’s boards, commissions or committees. Volunteering is a great way to share your talents and passion, and make a difference in our city!

In addition to general citizen representation, we are looking for applicants interested in serving our community through a number of representative positions for Youth, Seniors, First Nations, Métis, LGTBQ2S and for persons with a disability or as a caregiver of someone with a disability.

January 3, 2019 - 9:02am

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR W NB MEDIAN LANE SECTION CLOSED BETWEEN 11TH ST & 22ND ST
(traffic camera cleaning)
Start: January 3, 10:00 a.m. End: January 3, 12:00 p.m.

ONGOING

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

January 2, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City’s 2019 Property Assessment Roll opens for public inspection starting today, January 2, 2019. The roll will be open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. All required Assessment Notices will also be mailed starting this week to those property owners in Saskatoon who require them. The Assessment Roll will remain open for inspection until February 4, 2019.

January 2, 2019 - 9:04am

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

NEW

ATTRIDGE DR EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED EAST OF CIRCLE DR
(light pole replacement)
Start: January 2, 10:00 a.m. End: January 2, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019 5:00 p.m.

December 31, 2018 - 3:00pm

The following are the holiday hours and schedule changes for Civic Services and Facilities, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day - Tuesday, December 25, 2018, Wednesday, December 26, 2018, and Tuesday, January 1, 2019, respectively.

City Hall: All Administrative Offices will be CLOSED on December 25 and 26, and on January 1.

December 31, 2018 - 10:52am

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

NEW

There is no new scheduled road work planned on Priority 1 streets during this period.

ONGOING

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

December 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

The following rate and fee changes are effective January 1, 2019, unless otherwise stated:

SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS

Animal Services – Pet Licenses

Cats:   Spayed/Neutered: $18.00 ($1.50 increase)       

Non-Spayed/Neutered: $36.00 ($3.00 increase)

           Juvenile (under 1 year): $18.00 ($1.50 increase)

Dogs:  Spayed/Neutered: $29.00 ($1.00 increase)

            Non-Spayed/Neutered: $58.00 ($2.00 increase)

            Juvenile (under 1 year): $29.00 ($1.00 increase)

December 28, 2018 - 9:00am

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR W NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM CLANCY DR TO 22ND ST W
(crash cushion repair)
Start: December 28, 9:00 a.m. End: December 28, 2:00 p.m.

ONGOING

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

December 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

A New Year’s resolution may have you wondering about ways to stay active during the cold winter months or have you looking to kick the winter blues.

Despite the cold weather, the City of Saskatoon Leisure Centres offer a wide range of activities for a winter escape - from Red Cross swimming lessons to preschool and youth recreation programs and adult fitness and specialized wellness programs - there is something to keep the whole family active this winter.

December 27, 2018 - 10:29am

For the past 30 years, SGI and Saskatoon Transit have partnered to offer free late night transit service on New Year’s Eve, ensuring everyone has a safe ride home. This year the service is back! SGI is once again sponsoring free rides in the evening and Saskatoon Transit has extended the free service to all day.

December 27, 2018 - 6:00am

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

NEW

There is no new scheduled road work planned on Priority 1 streets during this period.

ONGOING

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 2018 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 2019 5:00 p.m.

December 24, 2018 - 3:00pm

Residents are reminded the City’s FlexParking pay stations will require payment on Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Payment will not be required on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018, and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Public parking in the Downtown, Broadway, Riversdale, River Landing, and Sutherland areas, as well as streets adjacent to St. Paul’s and Saskatoon City Hospitals are metered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday.  Payment is not required outside these hours, on Sundays, or on statutory holidays as outlined below:

December 24, 2018 - 1:00pm

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

ONGOING

IDYLWYLD DR S NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED BETWEEN CIRCLE DR AND RUTH ST
(guardrail removal & installation)
Start: December 17, 9:00 a.m. End: December 20, 6:00 p.m.

MCORMOND DR NB & SB SINGLE LANE FROM KERR RD TO HIGHWAY 5
(interchange construction)
Start: November 14, 8:00 a.m. End: July 31, 5:00 p.m.

December 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR N RIGHT TURN BAY CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E
(sign installation)
Right turn maintained at Circle Drive.
Start: December 23, 8:00 a.m. End: December 23, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

December 21, 2018 - 2:30pm

Environment Canada forecasts a good chance of light snow and wind gusts to 50 km/h this afternoon with the current above-freezing temperatures falling to around -3 degrees. There is a possibility of flurries continuing overnight, and temperatures are expected to cool off near -14 degrees by Saturday night.

 What you can expect from us

December 21, 2018 - 11:51am

Westbound lanes on 8th Street will be closed at Clarence Avenue for two blocks on Friday, December 21 for an emergency watermain repair. Eastbound lanes will also have some restrictions beginning at Lansdowne Avenue. Please expect delays and respect work zone signage.

Westbound traffic will be detoured at Clarence Avenue. Parking, pedestrian and cycling restrictions will also be in effect around the construction zone.

The road is expected to reopen Friday evening, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

December 21, 2018 - 10:44am

Environment Canada forecasts a chance of freezing rain overnight, with temperatures slightly below zero. City crews are pre-salting high traffic roads to prevent ice, with staff and equipment available to salt and sand priority roads and high-traffic intersections throughout the evening and into Friday morning.

 What you can expect from us

December 20, 2018 - 3:16pm

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

NEW

8TH ST E WB LANES CLOSED & EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM CLARENCE AVE S TO LANSDOWNE AVE
(water main repairs)
Start: December 21, 8:30 a.m. End: December 21, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

December 20, 2018 - 2:52pm

This holiday season the City of Saskatoon is encouraging residents to ‘Create Memories, Not Garbage’. Residents are reminded to keep waste reduction and recycling options in mind throughout their holiday celebrations. By remembering a few of these tips during the holidays, residents can help extend the life of the Landfill and help the community move towards 70% waste diversion by 2023. 

December 19, 2018 - 4:06pm

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

NEW

4TH AVE S NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM 21ST ST E TO 22ND ST E
(manhole repair)
Start: December 20, 9:00 a.m. End: December 20, 2:00 p.m.

ONGOING

IDYLWYLD DR S NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED BETWEEN CIRCLE DR AND RUTH ST
(guardrail removal & installation)
Start: December 17, 9:00 a.m. End: December 20, 6:00 p.m.

December 19, 2018 - 3:00pm

At its meeting today, City Council approved a new bylaw that will regulate the operation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) in Saskatoon.  

Highlights of Bylaw No. 9548, The Transportation Network Company Bylaw, 2018 (Rideshare Bylaw), include:

December 19, 2018 - 1:39pm

DON’T GET STUCK WITH A STUFFED CART THIS SEASON!

With the holiday season upon us, the City of Saskatoon would like to make residents aware of some important information regarding waste and recycling collection services.

December 19, 2018 - 10:40am

In supporting the City of Saskatoon’s strategic goal of Environmental Leadership, a grant totaling $30,000 is now available to local, non-profit organizations implementing and supporting sustainable initiatives. The deadline to apply for this grant is February 15, 2019.

$10,000 of this total will be allocated specifically to projects that relate to water conservation, and NEW for 2019, $10,000 will be allocated for waste diversion.

To be eligible for this grant, organizational activities must relate to one of the following categories:

December 19, 2018 - 9:09am

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