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A major rehabilitation of the Senator Sid L. Buckwold Bridge starts on Monday, April 15. The work will happen over the next two construction seasons to minimize the impact on traffic and eliminate the need for a full bridge closure.

Beginning Monday and through to the end of October, the lanes leaving downtown will be closed and traffic will be diverted to the other side. The walkway will remain open.

April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

The City of Saskatoon is ready to welcome golfers to Holiday Park Golf Course (Phone:  306-975-3325, 1630 Avenue U South) on Friday, April 12th.  9 holes will open at 12:00 p.m. and tee time reservations will be accepted both online and by phone.

The driving ranges at Holiday Park and Silverwood are currently open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily.

Opening dates for Wildwood and Silverwood golf courses will be announced soon.  For more information about any of the City’s golf courses please visit saskatoon.ca/golf.

April 11, 2019 - 3:59pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE NB & SB LANES RESTRICTED 
(Bridge upgrades) 

April 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City’s two compost depots are set to open in time for spring clean-up. Residents are invited to drop off leaves, grass, sod, topsoil, garden refuse, pumpkins, and non-elm branches, stumps and tree trimmings at no cost. This helps keep yard waste out of the Landfill and produces a high quality, nutrient-rich compost and mulch that is used to keep Saskatoon parks and community gardens healthy and beautiful.

April 11, 2019 - 10:00am

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

April 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE NB & SB LANES RESTRICTED 
(Bridge upgrades) 

April 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

With warming temperatures, median and street sweeping shifts into full gear this week. Simultaneously, pothole patching crews get started with hot mix asphalt for permanent repairs.

“We’re officially in spring cleaning mode with sweepers moving through high-traffic priority streets and crews filling broken pavement with hot-mix asphalt,” says Brodie Thompson, Acting Director of Roadways, Fleet & Support.

April 9, 2019 - 1:32pm

The future is bright in Saskatoon! As part of the Student Action for a Sustainable Future (SASF) Student Showcase, held on April 9 at the Western Development Museum, 320 grade 4-8 students from across the city displayed their environmental initiative results from work conducted over the past 6 months. The topics they explored ranged from water and energy conservation; waste reduction; active transportation; local food production; biodiversity protection; and reductions to greenhouse-gas emissions. Some of these innovative projects included:

April 9, 2019 - 10:00am

The National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge is held on April 9.  In recognition, flags at all City of Saskatoon facilities will be flown at half-mast today.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in 1917 and was the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Corps went into battle together.

April 9, 2019 - 8:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatoon Blades vs. the Prince Albert Raiders during the 2019 WHL Playoffs, Round 2, at SaskTel Centre on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, 2019 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

April 9, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT WARMAN RD 
(Streetlight repairs) 

April 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Landfill’s extended summer hours of operation will begin on Monday, April 8, 2019. The facility, located off of Valley Road, south of 11th Street, will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Residents and commercial customers are reminded to follow all signs and/or instructions from Landfill staff. For information about rates and materials not accepted at the Landfill, visit Saskatoon.ca/landfill.

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April 8, 2019 - 10:00am

The Circle Drive southbound ramp onto Idylwyld Drive will be closed starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 8. This ramp will be completely closed while work is underway. The project is expected to take one day to complete, barring unforeseen circumstances or weather delays. 

April 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CIRCLE DR E NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 8TH ST E 
(Guardrail work) 

April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
IDYLWYLD DR S NB MEDIAN & NEXT LANE CLOSED FROM AUDITORIUM AVE TO 21ST ST E 
(Sewer lining) 

April 5, 2019 - 2:31pm

The City of Saskatoon’s driving ranges are ready to welcome golfers to warm up their swings at Holiday Park and Silverwood Golf Courses.  Both ranges will open on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Silverwood Golf Course - 3503 Kinnear Avenue
Phone:  306-975-3314

Holiday Park Golf Course - 1630 Avenue U South
Phone:  306-975-3325

Until further notice, ball sales at both driving ranges will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. 

Holiday Park, Silverwood and Wildwood Golf Courses will be opening for the season soon.

April 5, 2019 - 9:00am

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

34TH ST E WB CLOSED FROM QUEBEC AVE TO ONTARIO AVE
 (sewer lining)
 Start: April 5, 8:00 a.m. End: April 5, 4:30 p.m.

April 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon has selected 11 neighbourhoods to conduct traffic reviews this year.

The Neighbourhood Traffic Review (NTR) program, addresses transportation related concerns like speeding and pedestrian safety on a neighbourhood-wide basis. The City works collaboratively with neighbourhood residents to develop recommendations for improvement.

2019 NTRs will be held in:

April 4, 2019 - 2:00pm

The first HHW Drop-off Day of the season is Sunday, April 7 from 9am - 3:30pm.

The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. will now host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-Off Days at the Civic Operations Centre (57 Valley Road).

April 4, 2019 - 11:26am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
IDYLWYLD DR N NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM SPADINA CRES E TO 20TH ST E 
(Streetlight cable fault repair) 

April 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Shaw Centre competitive pool will be closed for maintenance from Friday, July 29, at 12:00 p.m., through Monday, September 5, 2016.

August 14, 2017 - 3:55pm

The results are in on the 2016 Civic Services Survey and public engagement activities, which will help shape the City’s 2017 Business Plan and Budget. This year’s Civic Services Survey shows overall satisfaction with the level of services provided by the City remains high and is significantly higher than in 2013. Since 2013, overall satisfaction increased by 5% for telephone respondents and 10% for online respondents.

August 14, 2017 - 1:22pm

The City of Saskatoon is pleased to announce that pet owners can now conveniently purchase and/or renew pet licenses online.

May 13, 2015 - 1:21pm

"CONTINUING STRONG ECONOMY”: ‘AAA’/STABLE CREDIT RATING AGAIN

For another year, the City of Saskatoon has earned the highest possible rating from international bond rating agency, Standard & Poor’s; S&P today reaffirmed its ‘AAA’/stable credit rating for Saskatoon - one of the hottest Canadian economies.

February 2, 2015 - 12:03pm

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on January 22, Cumberland Avenue South between Taylor Street and 1st Street will be closed while crews replace a sewer connection.  Drivers are encouraged to use Louise Street.

The roadway is expected to reopen by 6:00 p.m., weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience. 

February 1, 2015 - 5:15pm

On Wednesday, January 8, any required 2014 Assessment Notices will be mailed to the owner’s property or properties located in Saskatoon. The Assessment Notice lets owners know the assessed value of their property, which is then used to determine how much property tax must be paid. Property Tax Notices will be delivered in May 2014, once education rates are determined as part of the provincial budget. 

 

February 1, 2015 - 5:15pm

Starting Monday, January 13, 2014 traffic will be restricted south of the 1st Avenue North and Circle Drive intersection while crews complete further work on the primary water main. This work had been scheduled for earlier in the month, but was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

The following restrictions will be in place: 

February 1, 2015 - 5:13pm

Every year, the City of Saskatoon sets up temporary drop-off sites to collect live trees from December 26 to January 31. Christmas trees should be dropped off unwrapped and unbound at the following locations:

February 1, 2015 - 5:12pm

Due to the extreme cold weather conditions this morning, garbage trucks were not able to begin collection as scheduled for Route 2 (Arbor Creek, Forest Grove, Parkridge and Silverspring).  The temperature has increased slightly and collection on this route will be begin at 11:00 a.m. and extend into the evening until complete.  Residents on Garbage Collection Route 2 are asked to leave their black carts out until collection occurs.

February 1, 2015 - 5:10pm

The Saskatoon Transit and Access Transit fare increases that were approved as part of the 2014 City of Saskatoon Budget will take effect starting February 1, 2014.

The new fees are as follows:

Single transit tickets will increase by $0.10 for adults, students and children making the new rates $2.40, $1.80 and $1.40.

The cost of a monthly pass will also increase. For adults it will increase from $78 to $81; students $56 to $57; children $47 to $48; and for seniors $26 to $27.

February 1, 2015 - 5:10pm

Beginning January 13, 2014, the entrance to the Saskatoon Waste Management Centre (landfill) will be limited to single lane traffic in both directions while crews install pipeline.  

Landfill customers are asked to be prepared for increased wait times during this period. Motorists are also reminded to keep safety as a top priority and watch for flag people and work crews in the area and obey all signs and barriers.   

The work is expected to last three weeks, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

February 1, 2015 - 5:09pm

Starting at 10:30 a.m. January 24, the eastbound curb lane on Circle Drive West between 33rd Street and Airport Drive will be closed while crews remove a damaged sign.

Restrictions are expected to be lifted by 2:00 p.m., weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience.

February 1, 2015 - 5:07pm

Beginning Monday, January 20, grader crews will be clearing compacted snow by neighbourhood on streets across the city. This is a proactive approach to reduce the snow pack on the roadways.  Snow pack on the roadways is what allows for the formation of ruts to develop.  As part of the increased level of service for snow management through the new dedicated road levy funding, provisions were made to include city-wide snow clearing.  The levy will be used to increase road reconstruction and rehabilitation, and increase road maintenance services.

February 1, 2015 - 5:05pm

Traffic is currently restricted to one lane on Faithful Avenue between 51st Street and 52nd Street for an emergency water main repair.

All restrictions are expected to be lifted by the end of day January 7, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Drivers are reminded to allow extra time when travelling through the orange zone, watch for pedestrians and work crews, and for everyone’s safety, please obey all detours, signs and barriers.

February 1, 2015 - 5:05pm

Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, the 25th Street westbound median lane approaching 6th Avenue will be closed.  Crews require access to underground utilities.

It is expected the work will be completed by 3:00 p.m. that day, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience.

February 1, 2015 - 5:05pm

Environment Canada has ended its wind warning for Saskatoon and area.  As a result, the City’s Level 1 Emergency Alert is over as well.

Over the course of Wednesday evening, January 15, the abnormal above freezing temperatures dropped which increased possibility slippery road conditions.  However, sanding crews worked overnight to address any problem roadways. 

February 1, 2015 - 5:04pm

Residents are reminded that in 2014, your garbage and recycling carts will continue to be emptied on the same day of the week as they were emptied in 2013; the scheduled day did not change for this year. Carts must be placed for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day or it may be missed.

 

February 1, 2015 - 5:03pm

The City of Saskatoon’s website, www.saskatoon.ca, will undergo a temporary service disruption this Sunday evening, January 12; the disruption will last approximately 30 minutes, starting at 10:30 p.m.

February 1, 2015 - 5:03pm

Clearing, sanding, salting and removal of snow this year has been successful at keeping City roads in good winter driving condition this season.  The City’s winter operations are running continuously and methods are adjusted as required in response to weather conditions.  For example, the extended extreme cold period required more frequent sanding and maintenance to address the icy conditions, so extra sanding crews are deployed on these days.

February 1, 2015 - 5:03pm

The Saskatoon Transit and Access Transit fare increases that were approved as part of the 2014 City of Saskatoon Budget will take effect starting February 1, 2014.

February 1, 2015 - 5:01pm

The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval will be closed to the public for Provincial Championships from January 17 to 19, 2014; the Canada Cup Junior Selection Speed Skating Championships from January 22 to 26, 2014; and the Local Club Marathon on January 31 and February 1, 2014.

Following the competitions, the Oval will re-open to the public on January 19, 26 and February 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Regular hours of operation are Monday to Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

February 1, 2015 - 5:01pm

Starting Monday, January 6, 2014 traffic will be restricted south of the 1st Avenue North and Circle Drive intersection while crews complete further work on the primary water main. The following restrictions will be in place: 

February 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

NEW

CIRCLE DR SB & NB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT HWY 16 CLOVERLEAF INTERSECTION
(Road paving)
Start: July 22, 7:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.

CIRCLE DR SOUTH BRIDGE EB & WB CURB LANES CLOSED
(Bridge washing)
Start: July 22, 9:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.

February 1, 2015 - 5:00pm

Starting at 11:00 a.m. on January 13, 2014, traffic is restricted on Broadway Avenue between Maple Street and Isabella Street while City crews replace a water connection.

Motorists are advised to use Taylor Street to access either of Clarence Avenue or Victoria Avenue to bypass the maintenance work zone.

The work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The City thanks everyone for their patience.

February 1, 2015 - 4:58pm

NEW

23RD ST E CLOSED BETWEEN 2ND AVE N & 3RD AVE N
(Road paving)
Start: August 21, 7:00 a.m. End: August 22, 6:00 p.m.

20TH ST & AVE B INTERSECTION FOUR-WAY STOP
(Traffic signal repairs)
Start: August 21, 9:00 a.m. End: August 21, 2:30 p.m.

February 1, 2015 - 4:57pm

The City of Saskatoon Landfill will be closed this morning to the general public due to high winds and the safety concerns.  It is anticipated the Landfill may open to the general public later this afternoon if the wind speeds are reduced.  Should conditions change and the Landfill is to remain closed in the afternoon, the City will advise residents through a Public Service Announcement and through Facebook and Twitter.

The City apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.

February 1, 2015 - 4:57pm

The city-wide snow maintenance program is on hold until further notice due to the cold weather Saskatoon is currently experiencing. With the recent unseasonable temperatures, the snow pack on roadways has become hard ice.  Crews are having difficulty grading iced-packed roads properly under these cold weather conditions.  The ice chunks that are being pushed to the side of the roadway are not staying in piles and are causing obstructions on the sidewalks.

February 1, 2015 - 4:56pm

CITY ADOPTS “AGRESSIVE APPROACH” FOR BRIDGE & OVERPASS SNOW CLEARING

The City has changed the way it clears snow from bridges and overpasses.  This action follows concerns that on December 30, 2013, accumulated snow along the barriers on the Circle Drive North bridge aided an out of control vehicle to jump the barrier and fall into the river.

“The City is extremely thankful the woman involved in this incident was able to get to safety without major injury and it wishes her a quick recovery,” Pat Hyde, Director of Public Works says.

February 1, 2015 - 4:55pm

Given the recent power disruptions in Central and Eastern Canada, the Saskatoon Fire Department and the Emergency Measures Organization would like to remind everyone that in the event of loss of electrical power during cold weather requiring the use of an alternative source of power, the following key safety rules should be followed:

February 1, 2015 - 4:53pm

As Environment Canada forecasts, Saskatoon and area could face extreme gusts and sustained winds into this evening.  Environment Canada also forecasts falling temperatures, which may affect road conditions.

The City anticipated, and was prepared for, a number of service disruptions or operational challenges.

February 1, 2015 - 4:53pm

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