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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

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

NEW

CUMBERLAND AVE S CLOSED FROM 13TH ST E TO 14TH ST E
(Sewer connection replacement)
Start: March 16, 8:00 a.m. End: March 17, 5:00 p.m.

WARMAN RD NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM HAZEN ST TO CIRCLE DR E
(Streetlight cable replacement)
Start: March 16, 9:30 a.m. End: March 16, 3:30 p.m.

ONGOING

March 13, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR E WB CURB LANE CLOSED AT NORTHRIDGE DR
(Pole installation)
Start: March 15, 7:00 a.m. End: March 15, 1:00 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 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

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

NEW

8TH ST E EB CURB AND CENTER LANES CLOSED FROM CUMBERLAND AVE N TO LOUISE AVE
(Valve repairs)
Start: March 13, 9:00 a.m. End: March 13, 1:00 p.m.

ONGOING

8TH ST E ROTATING LANE CLOSURES AT PRESTON AVE S
(Red light camera installation)
Start: March 11, 9:00 a.m. End: March 13, 3:00 p.m.

March 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

During this heightened awareness related to COVID-19, the City of Saskatoon is following the lead of Saskatchewan Heath Authority.  The City assures citizens it is in constant contact with our key stakeholders to coordinate all efforts to communicate important information, and to make any necessary adaptations to our plan to respond to the situation as it continues to change. 

March 12, 2020 - 2:01pm

 

Joint Statement Regarding JUNO Week 2020

Through our collaborative discussions and with input and guidance and the full support of our trusted partners, including the Province of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon,Tourism Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Health Authority and Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, it is with an incredibly heavy heart that we collectively confirm the cancellation of the 49th Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week activities in Saskatoon due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. 

March 12, 2020 - 10:22am

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

NEW

QUEEN ST ROAD CLOSED FROM 8TH AVE N TO 9TH AVE N
(Crane lift)
Start: March 12, 9:00 a.m. End: March 12, 12:00 p.m.

ONGOING

8TH ST E ROTATING LANE CLOSURES AT PRESTON AVE S
(Red light camera installation)
Start: March 11, 9:00 a.m. End: March 13, 3:00 p.m.

March 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

Queen Street, between 8th and 9th avenues, will be closed starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, for crane work. There will be no access to the area while work is underway. The repairs are expected to take three hours to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  

March 11, 2020 - 6:00am

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

NEW

BROADWAY AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM WILLOW ST E TO HILLIARD ST E
(Sewer connection replacement)
Start: March 11, 8:00 a.m. End: March 13, 6:00 p.m.

8TH ST E ROTATING LANE CLOSURES AT PRESTON AVE S
(Red light camera installation)
Start: March 11, 9:00 a.m. End: March 13, 3:00 p.m.

March 10, 2020 - 3:00pm

Public Skating and Parent and Tot Skating are ending for the season at the City of Saskatoon indoor rinks, as follows:
 

Archibald Arena (1410 Windsor Street, 306-975-3313)

Last day of Public Skating: Sunday, March 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Last day of Parent and Tot Skate: Wednesday, March 11 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 

Lions Arena (2205 McEown Avenue, 306-975-3306)

Last day of Public Skating: Sunday, March 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.)

March 10, 2020 - 9:00am

The risk of contracting COVID-19 in Saskatoon and province-wide remains low and public events may go on as planned.

“At this time, Saskatchewan does not have a confirmed case of COVID-19, and the risk to Canadians remains low. SHA Public Health in Saskatoon recommends large gatherings like the JUNOS 20 Awards proceed,” says Dr. Johnmark Opondo, Medical Health Officer in Saskatoon for the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

March 9, 2020 - 4:22pm

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

NEW

8TH ST E ROTATING LANES CLOSURES FROM SOMMERFELD AVE TO ARLINGTON AVE
(Surveys)
Start: March 10, 9:00 a.m. End: March 11, 3:00 p.m.

NIGHTWORK

IDYLWYLD DR N SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(Red light camera work)
Start: March 9, 7:00 p.m. End: March 11, 6:00 a.m.
Closure set nightly

March 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning and is expecting snow starting Saturday morning with between 10-20 centimeters of accumulation.     

The snow can reduce visibility and create slippery conditions.  City crews and contractors are ready to address changing road, sidewalk and pathway conditions.  Please watch for their blue and amber flashing lights and leave room for road equipment to do their work.

March 6, 2020 - 5:00pm

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

NIGHTWORK

IDYLWYLD DR N SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(Red light camera work)
Start: March 9, 7:00 p.m. End: March 10, 6:00 a.m.

ONGOING

22ND ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AUDITORIUM AVE
(Vault repair)
Start: January 20, 9:00 a.m. End: March 9, 5:00 p.m.

March 6, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR N NB LANES CLOSED FROM 27TH ST W TO 29TH ST W
(Water connection repair)
Two-way traffic will be maintained in the SB lanes.
Start: March 7, 8:00 a.m. End: March 8, 5:00 p.m.

PRESTON AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM JARVIS DR TO WILSON CRES
(Tree pruning)
Start: March 7, 8:30 a.m. End: March 7, 6:00 p.m.

March 6, 2020 - 2:00pm

The City of Saskatoon has been announced as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the ninth year in a row. This competition recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

March 6, 2020 - 9:00am

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

NEW

33RD ST E WB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM 5TH AVE N TO WARMAN RD
(Geotechnical drilling)
Start: March 6, 9:00 a.m. End: March 6, 10:30 a.m.

CIRCLE DR W WB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(Crash cushion repair)
Start: March 6, 9:00 a.m. End: March 6, 11:00 a.m.

March 5, 2020 - 3:00pm

Work to renovate, re-animate and revitalize the Farmers’ Market Building in River Landing continues to move forward. Here’s an update:

Building Tenant

In 2019, City Council directed the Administration to find a tenant who will fully use and attract people to the Farmers’ Market Building at least six days a week. This site animation includes having a market focused on locally produced food and goods for sale.

March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

The Spring/Summer Leisure Guide will be delivered to Saskatoon households on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and can be picked up at any Leisure Centre, Saskatoon Public Library location or City Hall. The Guide will also be available online at saskatoon.ca/leisureguide beginning Monday, March 9.

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

Highlights of the Spring/Summer (April 1 to August 31, 2020) Leisure Guide include:

March 5, 2020 - 9:00am

The City is saddened to learn about a fatal incident this morning (Wednesday, March 4) involving a pedestrian and a private contractor recycling collection truck. Our thoughts are certainly with this person’s friends and family at this difficult time. The collection work was being done by a private contractor for a non-City organization’s recycling contract. City workers or vehicles were not involved. Of course and if required, the City would cooperate with any police investigation.

Again, we offer our deepest condolences to everyone touched by this sad event.

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March 4, 2020 - 3:02pm

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

NEW

CLARENCE AVE N NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM UNIVERSITY DR TO SASKATCHEWAN CRES E
(Drilling)
Start: March 5, 9:00 a.m. End: March 5, 11:00 a.m.

PRESTON AVE S NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM DUMONT CRES TO WILSON CRES
(Tree trimming)
Start: March 5, 9:00 a.m. End: March 5, 3:00 p.m.

March 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

Over the last few years, the City has partnered with the community to create a Winter City Strategy for Saskatoon (called WintercityYXE) to provide a roadmap for making our city as vibrant in the winter as it is in the summer.

The development of the strategy has included a variety of public engagement activities that have informed the preparation of draft outcomes and actions in the areas of Winter Culture and Life, Winter Design and Winter Economy.

March 4, 2020 - 9:00am

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

NEW

PRESTON AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM WILSON CRES TO DUMONT CRES
(Tree pruning)
Start: March 4, 9:00 a.m. End: March 4, 3:00 p.m.

22ND ST W EB CURB & CENTRE LANES CLOSED FROM DIEFENBAKER DR TO FAIRLIGHT CRES
(Curb installation)
Start: March 4, 9:00 a.m. End: March 4, 5:00 p.m.

March 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

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

NEW

WARMAN RD NB MEDIAN THROUGH LANE CLOSED AT LENORE DR
(Red light camera installation)
Closure will be removed daily by 3:30 p.m. 
Start: March 3, 7:00 a.m. End: March 4, 3:00 p.m.

22ND ST E EB LANES CLOSED FROM AUDITORIUM AVE TO 1ST AVE S
(Vault construction)
Start: March 3, 9:00 a.m. End: March 3, 3:30 p.m.

March 2, 2020 - 3:00pm

Due to recent weather, the Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval will be wrapping up for the season today, Monday, March 2, 2020.

 

March 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

Saskatoon Transit is once again proud to support International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 

March 2, 2020 - 6:00am

Traffic is back to normal at Idylwyld Dr and Marquis Dr after an early morning collision knocked over a pole in the intersection. Weather conditions improved, so we were able to get a crew on-site for the repair earlier than expected today. 

March 1, 2020 - 12:23pm

Overnight snow and wind caused snow drifting on some Saskatoon roads. City crews and contractor graders are focused on clearing driving lanes along Circle Drive and major roads around the city today. Winter driving conditions exist.

March 1, 2020 - 11:09am

Please be advised that the intersection of Highway 11 (Idylwyld Drive North) and Marquis Drive is a temporary 4-way stop, due to a collision with a traffic light early this morning. The traffic signals will be flashing red in all directions until a repair is complete, no sooner than noon on Monday, March 2.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

March 1, 2020 - 5:00am

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR E OFFRAMP INSIDE CURB LANE REDUCED AT 8TH ST E
(Fibre work)
Start: March 2, 9:00 a.m. End: March 2, 3:00 p.m.​

ONGOING

33RD ST W WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM HOWELL AVE TO AVE P N
(Remediation)
Start: February 4, 9:00 a.m. End: April 1, 6:00 p.m.

February 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled for these dates.

ONGOING

33RD ST W WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM HOWELL AVE TO AVE P N
(Remediation)
Start: February 4, 9:00 a.m. End: April 1, 6:00 p.m.

February 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The closing of three Safeways (Confederation, 33rd Street, and Market Mall) will impact Transit customers who purchase their fare products at these locations.

Throughout the duration of the closures (6 months or longer), Transit customers are encouraged to purchase their fare products at any of the suggested locations:

February 28, 2020 - 10:12am

February 28, 2020 - 6:00am

*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

22ND ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AUDITORIUM AVE
(Vault repair)
Start: January 20, 9:00 a.m. End: February 28, 5:00 p.m.

33RD ST W WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM HOWELL AVE TO AVE P N
(Remediation)
Start: February 4, 9:00 a.m. End: April 1, 6:00 p.m.

February 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

As part of the WintercityYXE Strategy, a total of $25,000 is allocated to non-profit organizations, ad hoc groups, businesses or for-profit organizations to implement initiatives that support the WintercityYXE goals and objectives.

Grants are awarded in the following categories:

February 27, 2020 - 9:00am

Daily Road Report - February 27, 2020

*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

22ND ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AUDITORIUM AVE
(Vault repair)
Start: January 20, 9:00 a.m. End: February 28, 5:00 p.m.

February 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

The public is invited to the opening ceremony for Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month on Friday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall.  The ceremony will include greetings from His Worship Mayor Charlie Clark; Judge David Arnot, Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission; Students of Aden Bowman’s Collective Voice Program; and, Dr.

February 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

February 26, 2020 - 6:00am

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

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR N SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 34TH ST W TO 33RD ST W
(Sewer work)
Start: February 26, 9:00 a.m. End: February 26, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

22ND ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AUDITORIUM AVE
(Vault repair)
Start: January 20, 9:00 a.m. End: February 28, 5:00 p.m.

February 25, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

22ND ST W EB CURB & CENTRE LANE CLOSED FROM DIEFENBAKER DR TO FAIRLIGHT CRES
(Curb installation)
Start: February 25, 9:00 a.m. End: February 25, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

22ND ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AUDITORIUM AVE
(Vault repair)
Start: January 20, 9:00 a.m. End: February 28, 5:00 p.m.

February 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

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.

25TH ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 5TH AVE N
(manhole access)
Start: February 24, 8:30 a.m. End: February 24, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

February 21, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

51ST ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT WARMAN RD
(red light camera install)
Start: February 22, 9:00 a.m. End: February 22, 3:00 p.m.

LENORE DR WB CURB LANE CLOSED AT WARMAN RD
(red light camera installation)
Start: February 22, 9:00 a.m. End: February 22, 3:00 p.m.

February 21, 2020 - 2:16pm

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

NEW

DIEFENBAKER DR EB LANES CLOSED AT DOUGLAS CRES
Two-way traffic maintained in WB lanes
(water hydrant replacement)
Start: February 21, 8:00 a.m. End: February 22, 4:00 p.m.

WARMAN RD SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 51ST ST E
(red light camera install)
Start: February 21, 9:00 a.m. End: February 21, 3:00 p.m.

February 20, 2020 - 3:00pm

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