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

NEW

1ST AVE N SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 25TH ST E TO 24TH ST E
(gas line servicing)
Start: November 20, 7:00 a.m. End: November 20, 5:00 p.m.

2ND AVE N SB PARKING & CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 24TH ST E TO 23RD ST E
(coring in manhole)
Start: November 20, 7:00 a.m. End: November 21, 6:00 p.m.

November 19, 2018 - 4:11pm

Saskatoon Transit is currently upgrading the onboard Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in its buses to enhance the delivery of real-time bus information. Riders using mobile and web apps may experience interruptions to real-time bus location information during this upgrade. This will not affect the ability to plan trips as the apps will continue to provide bus schedules and service alerts.

This implementation is expected to be complete in mid-December.  

Saskatoon Transit thanks you for your patience while this important upgrade is completed.

November 19, 2018 - 9:04am

Saskatoon Light and Power will be putting up holiday decorations on some city bridges on November 20th and 21st. Work will begin tomorrow on Broadway Bridge and continue Wednesday on University Bridge. Crews will be out between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to limit the impact to road users.  

This will be a moving work zone and will impact traffic in both directions during the course of each morning. Road users are reminded to slow down in work zones and be respectful of workers.

November 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Parking and lane restrictions will be in effect in the downtown area on Sunday for the Santa Claus Parade, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be no access to roads along the parade route within Idylwyld Drive, 23rd Street, 5th Avenue and 19th Street.

Road users are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their downtown destination, and to watch for extra people at crosswalks.

November 16, 2018 - 4:04pm

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

ONGOING

33RD ST W  CLOSED FROM KENSINGTON RD TO NEAULT RD
(water main installation)
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 21, 4:00 p.m.

NEAULT RD NB LANES CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(primary water main construction)
EB traffic maintained in SB lane
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 22, 4:00 p.m.

November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

COLLEGE DR EB CURB AND NEXT LANE CLOSED AT WIGGINS AVE N
(light pole base replacement)
Start: November 18, 7:00 a.m. End: November 18, 4:00 p.m.

LORNE AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 4TH ST E
(tree trimming)
Start: November 17, 8:00 a.m. End: November 17, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

November 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

Starting tomorrow morning, sections of Lorne Avenue will be closed between 4th and 8th streets for tree pruning. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. Intersections in this work zone will remain open while work is underway.

Winter is the optimal season to complete pruning as it provides better visibility and easier removal of dead and dying limbs. Winter pruning also reduces the risk of the spread of disease.

November 16, 2018 - 9:01am

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

ONGOING

33RD ST W CLOSED FROM KENSINGTON RD TO NEAULT RD
(water main installation)
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 21, 4:00 p.m.

NEAULT RD NB LANES CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(primary water main construction)
EB traffic maintained in SB lane
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 22, 4:00 p.m.

November 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

Last week, members from Saskatoon’s host committee attended the 2018 Creative City Network of Canada’s Creative City Summit (Summit) in Mississauga, Ontario, to promote Saskatoon as next year’s Summit location to their colleagues across Canada.  This three-day conference for municipal cultural workers provided an opportunity for Saskatoon to share knowledge and highlight its dynamic arts and culture scene.

November 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

The City of Saskatoon continues undertaking improvements to its Transit shelters, bus stops, sidewalks and other related infrastructure.

Funded by the City and the Government of Canada, which invested $5.3 million through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund toward these projects, this work will ultimately help better connect people to this important local transportation network. In Saskatchewan, the federal PTIF program is administered by the provincial government.  

November 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Lakewood Civic Centre undergoes regular maintenance to ensure the safety and enjoyment of its patrons.  This year, the facility will be closed for its annual maintenance from Monday, November 26 to Sunday, December 16, 2018.  All programs will be cancelled during this time.  Regularly scheduled programming will resume on Monday, December 17, 2018.  The Cliff Wright Branch Library will remain open.

Patrons are encouraged to attend any of the following five leisure centres:

November 15, 2018 - 9:00am

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

NEW

QUEEN ST CLOSED FROM 4TH AVE N TO 5TH AVE N
(water line insulation)
Start: November 15, 9:00 a.m. End: November 15, 9:00 p.m.

ONGOING

COLLEGE DR SPEED REDUCTION FROM MCKERCHER DR TO MCORMOND DR
(ditch trenching)
Start: November 14, 8:00 a.m. End: November 15, 5:00 p.m.

November 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

Household hazardous waste includes corrosive, flammable or poisonous materials like aerosols, cleaning products, pesticides, fertilizers and more. Putting these materials in your garbage or recycling, or pouring them down your drain, contaminates water and landfills.

Take care of your household hazardous waste responsibly by bringing it to our LAST Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

November 14, 2018 - 3:30pm

Queen Street between 4th and 5th streets will be closed for water line maintenance on Thursday, November 14, starting at 9 a.m. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Road users can expect road closure will add a few minutes to daily commutes. They’re encouraged to use King Street as a detour route and to allow extra time for their commute.

November 14, 2018 - 11:00am

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

NEW

COLLEGE DR SPEED REDUCTION FROM MCKERCHER DR TO MCORMOND DR
(ditch trenching)
Start: November 14, 8:00 a.m. End: November 15, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

NEAULT RD NB LANES CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(primary water main construction)
EB traffic maintained in SB lane
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 14, 4:00 p.m.

November 13, 2018 - 3:33pm

With the colder temperatures setting in, grizzly bears Mistaya (miss‑TIE’‑yuh) and Koda (KOH’-dah) are well on their way to beginning their third hibernation at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo).

Preparation for the bears’ hibernation has been underway for several weeks.  The Zoo has worked closely with fRI Research and wildlife nutritionists to carefully monitor the bears leading into hibernation.

November 13, 2018 - 10:00am

November is fall prevention month and the Saskatoon Fire Department wants to ensure that citizens most at risk for a fall, adults over the age of 65, are aware of the options available through the Remembering When program. Remembering When offers helpful information around fire and fall prevention aimed at reducing fires and/or falls.

November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm

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

ONGOING

NEAULT RD NB LANES CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(primary water main construction)
EB traffic maintained in SB lane
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 14, 4:00 p.m.

QUEEN ST EB LANES CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE N TO 3RD AVE N
(craning)
Start: October 23, 7:00 a.m. End: November 30, 5:00 p.m.

November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

LORNE AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM TAYLOR ST E TO 2ND ST E
(tree pruning)
Start: November 10, 8:00 a.m. End: November 10, 4:00 p.m.

25TH ST E WB LANES CLOSED AT 5TH AVE N
(water main replacement)
Start: November 10, 8:00 a.m. End: November 10, 5:00 p.m.

November 9, 2018 - 2:22pm

Starting Saturday morning, sections of Lorne Avenue will be closed between Taylor Street and 4th Street for tree pruning. This work is expected to take 2 days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Winter is the optimal season to complete pruning as it provides better visibility and easier removal of dead and dying limbs. Winter pruning also reduces the risk of the spread of disease.

November 9, 2018 - 11:00am

Starting Monday morning the intersection at Taylor Street and Munroe Avenue will be closed for storm water sewer repairs. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Check for Service Alerts on your bus route at SaskatoonTransit.ca/service-alerts or on your mobile device using the real-time app called Transit.  

November 9, 2018 - 9:21am

The City of Saskatoon wants to warn residents about a phone scam involving the apparent use of the City’s Corporate Revenue Division’s phone number.

The City was contacted by a concerned resident who received what they perceived as a scam phone call from the main number used by the City’s Corporate Revenue Customer Service Centre.

The caller reportedly offered the resident an interest-free credit card as a qualified applicant.

November 8, 2018 - 4:06pm

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

NEW

TAYLOR ST E WB LANES CLOSED FROM MCPHERSON AVE TO LORNE AVE
(tree pruning)
Start: November 9, 8:00 a.m. End: November 9, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

NEAULT RD NB LANES CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(primary water main construction)
EB traffic maintained in SB lane
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 14, 4:00 p.m.

November 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

Saskatoon is in full winter mode. Almost 3 centimetres of snow fell Sunday and Monday, temperatures have dropped, and people are re-learning how to navigate winter driving conditions. Almost as instantly, City road maintenance operations switched from street sweeping and pothole patching to plowing and sanding.

November 8, 2018 - 2:08pm

The following are the hours for Civic Services and Facilities for Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11, and Statutory Holiday Monday, November 12.

City Hall will be CLOSED Monday, November 12. Cheques or money order payments may be left in the drop-box located outside the main doors of City Hall.

November 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Any upcoming work to plan for the future of Downtown Saskatoon should consider an arena in the Central Business District. A report to be considered Tuesday by the Governance and Priorities Committee outlines the suggested course.

“As we’ve been asked to do, we carefully reviewed the analysis of whether to renovate or to build new event and convention facilities,” says Director of Planning and Development, Lesley Anderson.

November 7, 2018 - 4:03pm

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

NEW

22ND ST W EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM AVE Q N TO AVE W N
(tree pruning)
Start: November 8, 9:00 a.m. End: November 8, 2:00 p.m.

WILLOWGROVE BLVD EB LANES CLOSED FROM MAGUIRE CRES TO STENSRUD RD
(roadway patching)
Start: November 8, 9:00 a.m. End: November 8, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

November 7, 2018 - 3:22pm

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

NEW

CLARENCE AVE N NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM TEMPERANCE ST TO TEMPERANCE ST
(tree pruning)
Start: November 7, 9:00 a.m. End: November 7, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

AVE H S ROAD CLOSED FROM 20TH ST W TO 22ND ST W
(water & sewer connection replacement)
Start: November 6, 8:00 a.m. End: November 7, 6:00 p.m.

November 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

Drivers and sidewalk users are encouraged to use caution this morning on their commute as everyone adjusts to winter road and sidewalk conditions. 
City crews were out overnight plowing and grading high traffic roads, and continue to apply a combination of pre-wet sand and salt to reduce ice.

 What you can expect from us

November 6, 2018 - 8:20am

Starting tomorrow morning, 20th Street West between Avenues R and S will be closed to replace a water and sewer connection. This work is expected to take 2 days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Check for Service Alerts on your bus route at SaskatoonTransit.ca/service-alerts or on your mobile device using the real-time app called Transit.  

November 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

The afternoon commute may be slower than normal due to winter driving conditions. Low temperatures and windy conditions are creating icy spots on many streets across Saskatoon.

The City will continue to apply a combination of pre-wet sand and salt to reduce ice on high-traffic roads through the afternoon commute. Plows, graders and sanders will continue to focus on high traffic roads such as Circle Drive, 8th Street, Idylwyld Drive and 22nd Street to improve conditions for the morning commute.

Drivers are reminded to slow down and use extra caution. 

November 5, 2018 - 4:02pm

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

NEW

20TH ST W ROAD CLOSED FROM AVE R S TO AVE S S
(water & sewer connection replacement)
Start: November 6, 8:00 a.m. End: November 6, 6:00 p.m.

AVE H S ROAD CLOSED FROM 20TH ST W TO 22ND ST W
(water & sewer connection replacement)
Start: November 6, 8:00 a.m. End: November 7, 6:00 p.m.

November 5, 2018 - 4:02pm

Starting tomorrow morning, Avenue H S between 20th and 22nd streets will be closed to replace a water and sewer connection. This work is expected to take 2 days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Check for Service Alerts on your bus route at SaskatoonTransit.ca/service-alerts or on your mobile device using the real-time app called Transit.  

November 5, 2018 - 11:49am

The exit ramps for eastbound traffic on Highway 16 to go northbound or southbound on Boychuk Drive, will open on Tuesday, November 6 (see gif diagram here).

The Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 interchange is one of two under the Saskatoon Interchange Project. It opened on September 30 and the interchange at McOrmond Drive and College Drive opened on October 17. Construction on both interchanges started in April 2017 and both are expected to be totally complete by the end of July 2019.

November 5, 2018 - 11:41am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) for the 4 Nations Cup at SaskTel Centre is available on the following dates and times:

Date          Event Time     Bus Departure

November 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Saskatoon roads have a thin film of ice after Sunday’s heavy rain and overnight freezing temperatures. Early morning flurries and more snow in the forecast for today can hide slippery patches. Drivers are reminded to slow down and use extra caution on high-traffic roads and priority streets such as Circle Drive, overpasses and bridges, and when approaching intersections. 

 What you can expect from us

November 5, 2018 - 8:58am

The City’s two compost depots will be closing for the season on Saturday, November 10. 

  What you can expect from us

November 2, 2018 - 4:01pm

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

NEW

BOYCHUK DR SB LEFT TURN BAY CLOSED AT TAYLOR ST E
(manhole repair)
Start: November 5, 9:00 a.m. End: November 5, 11:00 a.m.

ONGOING

33RD ST W ROAD CLOSED FROM KENSINGTON RD TO NEAULT RD
(water main installation)
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 6, 4:00 p.m.

November 2, 2018 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

1ST AVE S NB PARKING & CURB LANES CLOSED FROM 20TH ST E TO 21ST ST E
(window cleaning)
Start: November 4, 6:00 a.m. End: November 4, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

33RD ST W ROAD CLOSED FROM KENSINGTON RD TO NEAULT RD
(water main installation)
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 6, 4:00 p.m.

November 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

NEW

WARMAN RD SB LEFT TURN BAY CLOSED FROM 51ST ST E TO LENORE DR
(red light camera maintenance)
Start: November 2, 9:00 a.m. End: November 2, 1:00 p.m

22ND ST W EB LANES CLOSED FROM AVE P S TO AVE M S
(water main replacement)
Start: November 2, 9:00 a.m. End: November 2, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

November 1, 2018 - 4:00pm

Starting tomorrow morning, 33rd Street between Junor Avenue and Matheson Drive will be closed to repair a water main. This work is expected to take 2 days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Signs will be in place detouring road users around the construction area and remind everyone to respect the work zone. These detours will cause delays so road users should allow extra time for their daily commute. Access to sidewalks will also be reduced during this project. 

October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

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

NEW

BROADWAY AVE SB PARKING & CURB LANES CLOSED FROM 6TH ST E TO 2ND ST E
(tree pruning)
Start: October 31, 8:00 a.m. End: October 31, 4:00 p.m.

33RD ST W ROAD CLOSED FROM JUNOR AVE TO MATHESON DR
(sewer main repair)
Start: October 31, 8:00 a.m. End: November 1, 4:00 p.m.

October 30, 2018 - 3:42pm

The City is providing a final collection for all green bins before the compost depots close and the seasonal program ends. Every green bin will be collected on their regular day between November 1 and 7, regardless of whether it is your scheduled week. Please place your green cart at the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular pick-up day starting Thursday, November 1.

October 30, 2018 - 3:40pm

The exit ramps for eastbound traffic on College Drive to go northbound or southbound on McOrmond Drive, will open on Wednesday, October 31. Opening the ramps will create free-flow traffic, eliminating the need for College Drive traffic to turn right from the eastbound lane in order to go northbound or southbound on McOrmond Drive. (see gif diagram here).

October 30, 2018 - 10:00am

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

NEW

CLARENCE AVE S SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT GLASGOW ST
(water & sewer connection replacement)
Start: October 30, 8:00 a.m. End: October 31, 4:00 p.m.

IDYLWYLD DR CURB LANE REDUCED ON NB RAMP TO HW 16
(guardrail repairs)
Traffic squeezed away from shoulder
Start: October 30, 9:00 a.m. End: October 30, 12:00 p.m.

October 29, 2018 - 3:00pm

City Council approved the adoption of a new purchasing policy at its October 22, 2018 meeting, the measure recommended by the Standing Policy Committee on Finance.

The new policy, which takes effect December 1, 2018, now reflects best practices for public procurement, and brings the City’s policy into compliance with trade treaty obligations. It draws on criteria from federal and provincial procurement rules and will use ‘best value’ rather than lowest price in the procurement of civic goods and services for the City.

October 26, 2018 - 4:10pm

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

NEW

COLLEGE DR EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM MCKERCHER DR TO ATTRIDGE DR
(expansion joint replacement)
Start: October 29, 9:00 a.m. End: October 29, 3:00 p.m.

PRESTON AVE N SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT FIELD HOUSE RD
(concrete work)
Start: October 29, 12:00 p.m. End: October 29, 5:00 p.m.

October 26, 2018 - 3:00pm

The Landfill’s winter hours of operation will begin on Monday, October 29, 2018. The facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

 What you can expect from us

October 26, 2018 - 2:58pm

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT CLARENCE AVE S
(guardrail repair)
Start: October 28, 7:00 a.m. End: October 28, 8:30 a.m.

8TH ST E EB PARKING & CURB LANES CLOSED FROM LORNE AVE TO VICTORIA AVE
(tree pruning)
Start: October 27, 8:00 a.m. End: October 27, 4:00 p.m.

October 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

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