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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public access to City Hall and all City buildings, including fire stations, leisure facilities, attractions and Saskatoon Public Library locations remains closed to the public.

The health, safety, and well-being of our employees and members of the public, and maintaining core services are our top priorities.

Service updates for Good Friday, April 10, 2020 and Easter Monday, April 13, 2020:

SASKATOON LANDFILL

April 7, 2020 - 3:28pm

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

NEW

No new projects are scheduled to start on this date.

ONGOING

SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE WALKWAY CLOSED
(Closed due to insufficient space for social distancing; COVID-19)
Start: March 31, 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

April 7, 2020 - 3:21pm

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo lost a long-time member of its pack on Sunday April 6, 2020. Eleven-year-old Jethro the cougar died from hypertrophic cardiac disease. Jethro had been a resident of the Zoo since 2009.

April 7, 2020 - 10:00am

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business License Program

April 6, 2020 - 5:02pm

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR S EB CENTRE LANE CLOSED AT LORNE AVE
(Guardrail repairs)
Start: April 7, 9:00 a.m. End: April 7, 12:00 p.m.

ONGOING

SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE WALKWAY CLOSED
(Closed due to insufficient space for social distancing; COVID-19)
Start: March 31, 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

April 6, 2020 - 3:45pm

Saskatoon remains under a snowfall warning for tonight, with another 10 centimetres expected to pile up on top of the 9 centimetres that’s fallen since Friday night.

Day and night, City and contractor crews are operating 26 graders, 15 sanders and 6 plows to keep Circle Drive and other priority streets clear for emergency workers and essential workers to get where they are needed.

Visibility can be affected by the snowfall and high winds overnight, so please continue to stay home. Roads are expected to be wet and sloppy this week.

April 6, 2020 - 2:55pm

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update on Golf Course Operations

April 3, 2020 - 5:02pm

Preliminary year-end financial results for the 2019 fiscal year yield a surplus of $518,343, a favourable variance of 0.10% from the overall 2019 budget of $510.36 million, pending City Council approval. The Administration is recommending that this surplus be transferred to the Fiscal Stabilization Reserve.

April 3, 2020 - 4:09pm

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

NEW

3RD AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM 19TH ST E TO SPADINA CRES E
(Signage installation)
Start: April 6, 6:00 a.m. End: April 6, 5:00 p.m.

TAYLOR ST W EB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM ST CHARLES AVE TO ST HENRY AVE
(Hydrovaccing)
Start: April 6, 7:00 a.m. End: April 6, 4:00 p.m.

April 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR S NB ROAD CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 20TH ST E
(Bridge rehab)
Start: April 5, 7:00 a.m. End: October 30, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE WALKWAY CLOSED
(Closed due to insufficient space for social distancing; COVID-19)
Start: March 31, 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

April 3, 2020 - 2:59pm

Spring is a time for new beginnings, especially at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo). On March 21, 2020 the Zoo grew by eight hooves as it welcomed two baby Mouflon Sheep; one male and one female. The lambs have had their first checks and the mother is taking great care of them.

Mouflon Sheep are from the Middle East and found around eastern Iraq, Armenia and the Caucasus. They are listed as vulnerable, which means these two will help to conserve and promote the conservation of this important species.

April 3, 2020 - 12:10pm

The Sid Buckwold Bridge northbound lanes heading into downtown, including the 1st Avenue ramp, will be closed starting Monday, April 6, at 8:00 a.m. for the final phase of the bridge rehabilitation project.  

The left turn onto 20th Street from Idylwyld Drive northbound will not be permitted, however a U-turn will be in place at Auditorium Avenue. 

This work will last until the fall, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

The Sid Buckwold Bridge rehabilitation project includes: 

April 3, 2020 - 10:00am

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.​

Sale of Residential Parking Program Permits

April 2, 2020 - 4:34pm

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

NEW

CENTRAL AVE SB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 103RD ST E
(Hydro vac)
Start: April 3, 8:00 a.m. End: April 3, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE WALKWAY CLOSED
(Closed due to insufficient space for social distancing; COVID-19)
Start: March 31, 5:00 p.m. End: TBD 

April 2, 2020 - 3:00pm

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bridge walkways now one-way only or closed
Most city bridge walkways are now all closed or open to one-way traffic only. This will allow for the practice of social/physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Crews have posted signage on many of the pathways to remind people to respect these restrictions.  

April 1, 2020 - 5:44pm

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