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The following is a statement from Terry Schmidt, General Manager of Transportation and Construction:

"At around 5 a.m. today there was a report of erratic driving involving a City of Saskatoon one ton sanding truck. At this point, there have been no reports of injuries, property damage or theft.

The driver, a City of Saskatoon employee, was detained by Police.

Separate investigations by the City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Police Service are underway."

November 4, 2019 - 12:15pm

This Friday, November 8, 2019, the City of Saskatoon will be hosting two free youth events; Girls in Motion and Taking to the Court. Both events are open to all youth between the ages of 10 - 14 years and will have lunch and snacks provided.

Girls in Motion

Friday, November 8
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shaw Centre (122 Bowlt Crescent) 

November 4, 2019 - 10:00am

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

NEW

MCORMOND DR EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT CENTRAL AVE FROM SOUTH GRID RD TO RANGE ROAD 3050
(Directional boring)
Start: November 4, 8:00 a.m. End: November 8, 5:00 p.m.

71ST ST E ROAD CLOSED FROM MILLAR AVE TO ARTHUR ROSE AVE
(Water main construction)
Start: November 4, 8:00 a.m. End: November 15, 5:00 p.m.

November 1, 2019 - 3:10pm

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

NEW

No new projects scheduled

ONGOING

LORNE AVE NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR S
(Concrete work)
Start: November 1, 7:00 a.m. End: November 8, 5:00 p.m.

COLLEGE DR SPEED REDUCTION FROM MCORMOND DR TO MCKERCHER DR
(Trucks entering roadway)
Start: July 5, 9:00 a.m. End: November 30, 5:00 p.m.

November 1, 2019 - 2:00pm

71st Street between Millar Avenue and Arthur Rose Avenue will be closed starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, for water main construction. Traffic detours will be in place. This work is expected to take 12 days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
  

November 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. are hosting the final HHW Drop-off Day of 2019 this Sunday, November 3 from 9am - 3:30pm at the Civic Operations Centre at 57 Valley Road.

November 1, 2019 - 10:00am

Queen Street will be closed between 8th and 9th avenues on Monday morning, November 4, for crane work. Detours will be in place during construction. This work will start at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to take 3 hours to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.   
     

November 1, 2019 - 6:00am

Saskatoon roads and sidewalks are at risk of ice forming overnight if the temperature drops and stays below zero. The rain this afternoon and flurries this evening could cause slippery conditions on sidewalks and residential streets for the morning commute.

City crews are spreading salt to prevent ice on Circle Drive and priority streets, and are using a combination of salt and sand for traction at high risk locations.

October 31, 2019 - 4:50pm

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

NEW

LORNE AVE NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR S
(Concrete work)
Start: November 1, 7:00 a.m. End: November 8, 5:00 p.m.

22ND ST E WB LANES CLOSED FROM 3RD AVE N TO 2ND AVE N
(Crane lift)
Start: November 1, 9:00 a.m. End: November 1, 11:00 a.m.

October 31, 2019 - 3:00pm

Focusing on investing in infrastructure, maintaining service levels and supporting future growth, the City today released the 2020/2021 Preliminary Multi-Year Business Plan and Budget.

October 30, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

VICTORIA AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM 1ST ST E TO 4TH ST E
(Roadway patching)
Start: October 31, 7:00 a.m. End: October 31, 4:00 p.m.

FEDORUK DR WB LANES CLOSED FROM EVERGREEN BLVD TO ZARY RD
(Pathway construction)
Start: October 31, 7:00 a.m. End: November 1, 5:00 p.m.

October 30, 2019 - 2:49pm

Saskatoon Light and Power will be putting up seasonal decorations on some city bridges this week. Work will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30, on Broadway Bridge from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and continue Thursday, October 31 on University Bridge from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

October 29, 2019 - 3:55pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
33RD ST W ROTATING LANE CLOSURES FROM CONFEDERATION DR TO MATHESON DR
(Ground Water Monitoring)
Start: October 30, 9:00 a.m. End: October 31, 5:00 p.m.
 
CLARENCE AVE N NB & SB CURB LANES CLOSED FROM 12TH ST E TO SASKATCHEWAN CRES E
(Drilling)
Start: October 30, 11:00 a.m. End: October 30, 3:00 p.m.
 

October 29, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City is preparing for its final round of Green Cart collections for 2019. From November 1 – 7, all subscribers will receive a bonus Green Cart collection on their scheduled pickup day, regardless of when their previous collection was performed. Carts should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. to ensure successful collection.

October 29, 2019 - 11:00am

For the safety and protection of residents and homeowners on the east riverbank, new regulations are being proposed to support continued development of riverbank areas.  The City has identified two zones on the east bank with existing ground conditions that may experience slope instability to be regulated on a go-forward basis.  

October 29, 2019 - 10:59am
Nutana

Almost six centimetres of snow fell in Saskatoon since Sunday afternoon, with potential for more snow overnight Monday. The City is declaring a snow event, which means contract graders will be called in to assist clearing all priority streets within the next 72 hours.

City crews already cleared 22nd Street, Idylwyld Drive, College Drive and 8th Street, and are making good progress on Circle Drive and other expressways.

Sanding and salting is also occurring on overpasses, bridges, busy intersections, and icy sections of road.

October 28, 2019 - 4:32pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
LORNE AVE SB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 6TH ST E
(Sanitary cleaning)
Start: October 29, 8:00 a.m. End: October 29, 4:00 p.m.

October 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Queen Street will be closed between 8th and 9th avenues starting Tuesday, October 29, for water and sewer work. Detours will be in place during construction. This work is expected to take 3 days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.   
     

October 28, 2019 - 11:00am

City crews are busy this morning with the increased snowfall experienced overnight. This weather has brought on winter driving conditions for road users, including slippery roads. City crews are clearing snow and applying salt and sand to aid traction on high-traffic roads. 

Drivers should slow down, use caution, and give extra time for this morning's commute, this weather may cause streets, bridge decks, freeway ramps, overpasses and high-traffic intersections to be icy and snowpacked.

October 28, 2019 - 7:16am

Saskatoon is experiencing a sneak peek at winter this weekend. This weather combined with the temperature drop has brought on winter driving conditions for road users, including icy roads and blowing snow. City crews are using a combination of salt and sand to add traction to freeways and high-traffic roadways. 

Drivers should slow down and use caution during their commute as snow and ice may cause bridge decks, freeway ramps, overpasses and high-traffic intersections to be icy.

October 27, 2019 - 10:20am

 

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

NEW

MCORMOND DR EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM NORTH CENTRAL AVE GRID ROAD TO CENTRAL AVE
(directional boring)
Start: October 28, 8:00 a.m. End: November 1, 4:00 p.m.

October 25, 2019 - 3:15pm

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

NEW

33RD ST E EB LANES CLOSED & WB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM IDYLWYLD DR N TO ALBERTA AVE
(water & sewer work)
Start: October 27, 8:00 a.m. End: October 27, 4:00 p.m.

October 25, 2019 - 2:25pm

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

NEW

CONFEDERATION DR SB MEDIAN & CENTRE LANES CLOSED FROM LAURIER DR TO 22ND ST W
(pavement markings)
Start: October 25, 7:00 a.m. End: October 25, 7:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR E SHOULDER LANE CLOSED AT ATTRIDGE DR
(guardrail repair)
Start: October 25, 9:00 a.m. End: October 25, 2:00 p.m.

October 24, 2019 - 3:13pm

The Municipal Wards Commission has established new ward boundaries that will be in effect for the municipal and school boards election in November 2020.
Three ward boundary options were drafted by the Commission, derived from public feedback collected through two public consultation meetings and other opportunities for the public to participate and provide comments.

October 23, 2019 - 4:21pm

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

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR N NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM 25TH ST E TO 31ST ST E
(line painting)
Start: October 24, 9:00 a.m. End: October 24, 3:00 p.m.

22ND ST W EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM AVE K S TO AVE I S
(Paving stone repair)
Start: October 24, 9:00 a.m. End: October 24, 4:00 p.m.

October 23, 2019 - 3:15pm

After a summer of renovations, the Saskatoon Field House re-opened its doors to the public on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. As part of these renovations, the track and field surface has been replaced and there are new court layouts to accommodate additional pickleball and badminton courts. The lobby has also been upgraded with new automatic doors to improve accessibility, new flooring, improved heating and an upgraded kiosk and control gates.

October 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
22ND ST W WB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AVE I N
(Test station repair)
Start: October 23, 8:00 a.m. End: October 23, 5:00 p.m.
 
ZIMMERMAN RD NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT HIGHWAY 16
(Concrete work)
Start: October 23, 8:00 a.m. End: October 25, 6:00 p.m.
 
HIGHWAY 14 WB LANE PARTIALLY CLOSED FROM NEAULT RD TO RANGE ROAD 3064

October 22, 2019 - 4:00pm

The City and Kahkewistahaw [kak-uh-WISH’-tuh-how] First Nation have cleared a path to designate the First Nation’s land at 1215 Claypool Drive as an urban reserve.

Mayor Charlie Clark and Chief Evan Taypotat, along with the Council of Kahkewistahaw First Nation, and Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Chair, Darlene Brander, today signed urban reserve agreements during a special signing ceremony.

October 22, 2019 - 10:00am

Clarence Avenue will be closed between 11th and 12th streets starting Wednesday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m. to replace a water connection. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
   

October 22, 2019 - 6:00am

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

NEW

DIEFENBAKER DR NB CENTRE LANE CLOSED AT 22ND ST W
(Line markings)
Start: October 22, 7:00 a.m. End: October 22, 12:00 p.m.
 
DIEFENBAKER DR EB & WB MEDIAN & CURB LANES CLOSED FROM FISHER CRES TO STEEVES AVE
(Durable pavement markings)
Traffic will be maintained in parking lanes
Start: October 22, 7:00 a.m. End: October 22, 5:00 p.m.

October 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

With online platforms such as AirBnB and VRBO becoming popular accommodation options for both residents and visitors, the City is reviewing the existing bylaw regulations for short term rentals.

Short-term rentals include all rental arrangements in a residential dwelling where the host receives compensation from a guest that stays less than 30 days.  Examples include vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts and AirBnBs.

October 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

The City of Saskatoon advises that City Hall public-facing services will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, Federal Election Day.

Other City of Saskatoon public-facing services such as the landfill, both compost depot locations, and the municipal impound lot will also close at 4:30.

October 21, 2019 - 7:00am

Queen Street will be closed between 8th and 9th avenues starting Tuesday, October 22.

October 21, 2019 - 6:00am

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

NEW

BOYCHUK DR SB MEDIAN & LEFT TURN LANES CLOSED AT KINGSMERE BLVD
(Durable lane markings)
Start: October 21, 7:00 a.m. End: October 21, 5:00 p.m.

BOYCHUK DR SB MEDIAN & LEFT TURN LANE CLOSED AT TAYLOR ST E
(Durable lane markings)
Start: October 21, 7:00 a.m. End: October 21, 5:00 p.m.

October 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
TAYLOR ST E WB MEDIAN & LEFT TURN LANE CLOSED FROM CIRCLE DR E TO ARLINGTON AVE
(Durable lane markings)
Start: October 19, 7:00 a.m. End: October 19, 5:00 p.m.
 
TAYLOR ST E EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM ACADIA DR TO KINGSMERE BLVD
(Durable line markings)
Start: October 19, 7:00 a.m. End: October 19, 5:00 p.m.
 

October 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

The City of Saskatoon has now recovered just over two thirds or nearly $700 thousand of the City’s money that was directed to a fraudster’s bank account in August 2019 through a fraud scheme – that’s roughly $300 thousand more than last month’s update.

“We recognize and are thankful for the efforts expended by multiple parties in order to recover these funds and look forward to further recovery in the coming weeks,” says City Manager Jeff Jorgenson.

Jorgenson says the next court hearing on this matter is scheduled for November 5, 2019, in Toronto.

October 18, 2019 - 11:25am

3rd Avenue will be closed at multiple locations between 20th and 25th streets on Sunday, October 20 starting at 9:00 a.m. for crack filling. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

October 18, 2019 - 11:00am

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

NEW

HIGHWAY 16 EB SPEED REDUCTION FROM CIRCLE DR E TO BOYCHUK DR
(Sign removal)
Start: October 18, 9:00 a.m. End: October 18, 12:00 p.m.

COLLEGE DR WB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM CUMBERLAND AVE N TO BOTTOMLEY AVE N
(Signal base concrete work)
Start: October 18, 9:00 a.m. End: October 18, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

October 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon, through its Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, recognizes achievement for heritage preservation in Saskatoon through the presentation of awards every second year.

Applications are now being accepted, with the deadline for submissions 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2019. Any project completed prior to September 1, 2019 is eligible, including non-award winning submissions from past years.

October 17, 2019 - 9:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
8TH ST E WB CURB AND NEXT LANE CLOSED FROM LOUISE AVE TO CUMBERLAND AVE
(Concrete pour)
Start: October 17, 3:00 a.m. End: October 17, 7:00 a.m.
 
25TH ST E WB CURB LANE & NB LANES CLOSED AT 3RD AVE N
(Roadway patching)
Start: October 17, 7:00 a.m. End: October 17, 5:00 p.m.
 

October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

Over 800 leading experts, community leaders, elders and youth are coming together in Saskatoon today for the Wîcihitowin (wee-chee-HEE’-toe-win) Indigenous Engagement Conference.

Reaching its highest attendance yet, the conference focuses on responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and how to address Indigenous engagement and inclusion issues. The conference also aims to build allies in the community and honour Indian residential school survivors, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, sixties scoop and day schools.

October 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Following a request from the City of Winnipeg, twenty workers from Saskatoon Light & Power and the Parks Division will travel tomorrow to help clean-up efforts in the Manitoba capital.

“We are all very proud of our staff for volunteering to leave their friends and families,” says City Manager Jeff Jorgenson.

“When the call went out asking for anyone interested to go to Winnipeg, there were more volunteers than spots available. This speaks to the dedication of City workers willing to help our neighbours during a time of need.”

October 15, 2019 - 5:23pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
BROADWAY AVE SB PARKING LANE & SIDEWALK CLOSED FROM MAIN ST TO 9TH ST E
(Concrete repairs)
Start: October 16, 7:00 a.m. End: October 16, 5:00 p.m.

October 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City and Kahkewistahaw First Nation have cleared a path to designate the First Nation’s land at 1215 Claypool Drive as an urban reserve.

The City will host a special signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers for the Kahkewistahaw First Nation Chief and Council, the Mayor and the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners to come together to formally sign the Agreements and honour the relationship between Kahkewistahaw First Nation and the City. 

October 15, 2019 - 9:00am

Lorne Avenue, between Hilliard and Isabella streets, will be fully closed on Wednesday, October 16, starting at 9:00 a.m. to replace a water and sewer connection. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.   
    

October 15, 2019 - 6:00am

Queen Street will be closed between 8th and 9th avenues starting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15 for steel unloading. Detours will be in place. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

October 14, 2019 - 7:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Dallas Smith at SaskTel Centre on Tuesday, October 15,  is available at the following times:

· 5:45 p.m.  
· 6:25 p.m.
· 7:05 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal and regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

October 14, 2019 - 6:00am

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