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City preserving roadways through resurfacing

For immediate release: July 11, 2019 - 10:00am
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The City of Saskatoon is resurfacing several high traffic roadways this summer. Resurfacing helps the roads last longer, improves drainage, and makes surfaces look brand new.

“Resurfacing is a road restoration technique in which a new layer of asphalt is laid over the existing road surface,” says Tim Bushman, Engineering Manager, Construction & Design. “Roads are preserved without having to do a full replacement.”

2019 resurfacing locations include:

  • Circle Drive and Millar Avenue intersection
  • Circle Drive east bound lanes from Millar Avenue to the Circle Drive North Bridge
  • College Drive west bound lanes from Highway 41 to the CP Rail overpass
  • Idylwyld Drive north bound lanes from 25th Street to 31st Street
  • Preston Avenue north bound lanes from Taylor Street to 8th Street
  • 33rd Street from Confederation Drive to Junor Avenue
  • Taylor Street from Boychuk Drive to Brudell Road

Crews will work at night at locations where the noise won’t be disruptive to residents.

“We understand construction and the delays and detours that sometimes occur can be an inconvenience, but we do our best to avoid a lot of work in one area at the same time,” says Bushman. “To see where significant 2019 road construction projects are happening and when, residents can keep an eye on the Daily Road Report at Saskatoon.ca.”

City Council has invested over $61 million in 2019 for rehabilitation, maintenance and operations to make more Saskatoon streets, bridges and sidewalks, smoother, safer and longer-lasting.  

We appreciate everyone’s patience during construction. We know it can be a real ‘pain in the asphalt.’