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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

Starting Monday, June 15, 2020, the Payment Centre, Customer Service & Collections counters located in the lobby of City Hall will open with a limited number of services, view what is available here. The lobby has been modified with the health, safety and well-being of employees and citizens as top priority. The remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

2020 Water Main Replacement Program

Water main installation and replacement projects are proceeding as planned during the COVID-19 pandemic.  They have been prioritized in order to ensure continued water quality, improved water flow, and a decrease in the number of water main breaks. Other benefits to water main replacements include a reduction in the risk of contaminants and the restoration of roadways once the work is complete. This will result in smooth, "like new" driving surfaces!

*Please note all project scopes and start dates are subject to change. 

8th Street Water Main Replacement Project

More than 700 meters of water mains under the east bound lanes of 8th Street between Sommerfeld Avenue and Arlington Avenue are being replaced this summer. To reduce impacts to residents and businesses, construction is happening in phases:

Phase 1: Campbell Avenue to Arlington Avenue (timeline: complete) 
Phase 2: Sommerfeld Avenue to Preston Avenue (timeline: complete)
Phase 3: Preston Avenue to Campbell Avenue (timeline: began August 4 - approximately 3 weeks)

One phase will be completed before the next one begins.

Within each work zone, the east bound lanes of 8th Street will be closed to traffic and the west bound lanes will be converted into two-way traffic (west bound and east bound). Customers will be able to access businesses within the work zones on the south side of 8th Street by using 7th Street. 

Residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up to receive project updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, e-mail and provide your name, address and contact information. 

Project Updates

July 13, 2020
June 1, 2020
May 14, 2020
April 16, 2020

Clarence Avenue Water Main Replacement Project

The Clarence Avenue Water Main Replacement Project is being completed in phases. Detours are in place in the area where work is underway. 

Phase 1: 8th Street East to 12th Street East (timeline: complete)
Phase 2: 12th Street East to Aird Street (timeline: began July 30 - approximately 5 weeks)
Phase 3: Aird Street to College Drive (timeline: approximately 6 weeks)
Phase 4: Temperance Street from Munroe Avenue to Wiggins Avenue; sections of Munroe Avenue and Wiggins Avenue - see map (timeline: spring 2021 for approximately 7 weeks)

Nearby residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up to receive project updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, e-mail with your name, address and contact information.

Garvie Road Primary Water Main Installation Project

This project is now complete.

In preparation for a future underground reservoir near McOrmond Drive and Baltzan Boulevard, a primary water main has been installed under Garvie Road between the existing water mains under Central Avenue and Konihowski Road. The reservoir, expected to be constructed in 2023, will serve as the main water source for the Evergreen and Aspen Ridge neighbourhoods. 

The City continues to re-evaluate these and all other planned projects as we continue to adhere to the recommendations from Public Health and the Government of Canada and Saskatchewan to limit the spread of COVID-19. Health and safety of our employees, contractors, businesses and the general public is a priority and all necessary precautions will be followed.  ​