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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
CIRCLE DR SB & NB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT HWY 16 CLOVERLEAF INTERSECTION
Start: July 22, 7:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.
CIRCLE DR SOUTH BRIDGE EB & WB CURB LANES CLOSED
Start: July 22, 9:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.
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.
23RD ST E CLOSED BETWEEN 2ND AVE N & 3RD AVE N
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.
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.
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.