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Evening Expressway sweeping starts Wednesday, May 15

For immediate release: May 15, 2019 - 8:00am

Drivers may expect delays on expressways including Circle Drive Monday to Thursday evenings from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for the next three to four weeks, with street sweeping beginning this Wednesday, May 15.

Drivers are asked to stay back a minimum of 15 metre (about 2.5 car lengths) and to use extreme caution, slowing to 60 km/h, when passing. The street sweeping vehicles will travel with a Saskatoon Police Service escort to enforce speeding and other work zone infractions. On and off ramps will be temporarily closed while sweeping is being completed.

Saskatoon Police Service and pilot vehicles will use flashing lights to warn drivers to slow down as they approach the moving work zone. Drivers must slow down and respect all work zones, including mobile work zones, detours, flashing lights, barriers and workers outside of equipment.

The km/h charge for travelling in excess of the posted speed is double. Driving 20 km/h over the speed limit will cost you $440 in a construction zone; 40 km over will cost $1008.

The City thanks drivers for their patience while this necessary work is carried out. Slow down, pay attention and respect work zones. Watch for pedestrians and work crews, and for everyone’s safety, please obey all detours, signs, and barriers.