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FIREWORK FESTIVAL ROAD CLOSURES 
Start: August 30, 8:30 a.m. End: August 31, 11:30 p.m. 
TRAFFIC BRIDGE ON 3RD AVE CLOSED FROM 19TH ST TO 11TH ST

August 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

The City of Saskatoon has recovered roughly $380 thousand in funds that earlier this month were directed to a fraudster’s bank account through a fraud scheme. The vast majority of the remainder of the stolen money remains frozen by court order.

“Recovery of these funds continues to be a top priority and we’re encouraged to have over a third of the stolen money returned this early in the process,” says Interim Chief Financial Officer Clae Hack.

August 29, 2019 - 3:16pm

On Labour Day, Monday, September 2, 2019, the City of Saskatoon will have a number of adjusted civic services and altered holiday hours.

Check here for the full list of what’s open, what’s closed, requirements for parking and more.

August 29, 2019 - 10:49am

On Labour Day, Monday, September 2, 2019, the City of Saskatoon will have a number of adjusted civic services, and altered holiday hours, details below.

City Hall:  All Administrative Offices are closed. City Hall reopens Tuesday, September 3 at 8:00 a.m.

Pay Parking Stations: No payment is required on Monday, September 2.
Reminder: motorists are still required to park their vehicles within area time limits posted

August 29, 2019 - 10:30am

Transit, Saskatoon Transit’s endorsed mobile app, announces today a major update to its multimodal trip planner. With Transit+ riders can now make first-and last-mile connections to buses with personal bikes, Uber ridehail, or riide taxis, making it easier than ever for riders to get aboard public transportation.  

August 29, 2019 - 10:00am

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

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33RD ST W ROAD CLOSED FROM AVE P N TO HOWELL AVE
(Valve repair)
Start: August 29, 8:00 a.m. End: August 30, 5:00 p.m.

MCKERCHER DR NB LANES CLOSED FROM TAIT PL TO 8TH ST E
(Water main repairs)
2-way traffic maintained in SB lanes
Start: August 29, 8:00 a.m. End: August 30, 6:00 p.m.

August 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

33rd Street West between Avenue P and Howell Avenue will be fully closed starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29 for valve replacement work. Traffic detours will be in place. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
  

August 28, 2019 - 11:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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QUEEN ST ROAD CLOSED FROM 8TH AVE N TO 9TH AVE N 
(Material craning) 

August 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

Today, the City, along with more than a dozen community partners made up of First Nation, Métis and non-Indigenous employers, employment, education and training institutions, business associations and community organizations, launched the Indigenous Engagement Employer Handbook. A resource for small and medium sized businesses, the Handbook aims to provide guidance and practical options for employers seeking to improve their Indigenous workforce recruitment and retention outcomes.

August 27, 2019 - 1:00pm

Queen Street between 8th Avenue North and 9th Avenue North will be fully closed starting at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28 to allow for craning material work. Traffic detours will be in place. This work is expected to take three hours to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
  

August 27, 2019 - 11:00am

In this free public talk from the Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project, artists Marcel Petit and Wendy Sharpe will talk about their individual practices and then interview each other about how they make their collaboration work and the importance of artistically honouring the connection to the spaces where people have lived, loved and created memories.

August 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

The City of Saskatoon again received a positive endorsement from S&P Global Rating Services, which today reconfirmed the City’s ‘AAA’ credit rating.

“Of course we’re very encouraged with this rating,” says Clae Hack, Interim Chief Financial Officer. “The rating agency points to a ‘strong and diversified’ economy in our city, the fact we’ve kept debt ‘minimal’ and are able to pass budgets before the start of the fiscal year as benefits.”

August 26, 2019 - 3:59pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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20TH ST W EB & WB DRIVING LANES CLOSED AT AVE R S 
(Sanitary sewer lining) 

August 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Saskatoon Municipal Wards Commission continues to seek additional insight and information from citizens of Saskatoon as the Commission looks to realign new ward boundaries for the municipal and school board elections in fall 2020.

August 26, 2019 - 1:47pm

Victoria Avenue from 10th Street East up to and including the intersection at Main Street will be fully closed starting at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 27 for paving. This work is expected to take three days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
  

August 26, 2019 - 6:00am

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

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8TH ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM GROSVENOR AVE TO PRESTON AVE
(sewer lining)
Start: August 24, 7:00 a.m. End: August 24, 4:00 p.m.

PRESTON AVE S NB CLOSED FROM 3RD ST E TO 8TH ST E
(resurfacing)
Start: August 24, 9:00 a.m. End: August 25, 4:00 p.m.

August 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

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CLARENCE AVE S SB LEFT TURN LANE AT BRAND RD
(road construction)
Start: August 26, 7:00 a.m. End: September 26, 4:00 p.m.

CONFEDERATION DR SB CURB LANE, LEFT TURN LANE, NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM MASSEY DR TO CONFEDERATION PL
(traffic pole installation)
Start: August 26, 9:00 a.m. End: August 26, 2:00 p.m.

August 23, 2019 - 2:57pm

Following an extensive veterinary examination, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has made a difficult decision to next week say goodbye to Ma the Capuchin Monkey.

“We don’t take a decision like this lightly,” says Zoo manager Tim Sinclair-Smith. “We know announcing this makes many of us uncomfortable about the animals we love and care for however Ma’s health and quality of life continues to decline and we have made the medical and humane decision to let her go.”

August 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

In a given year, the City cleans out between 3,000 and 4,000 service lines connecting residential properties to the City’s sanitary sewer system. The sanitary sewer system is like a giant funnel with over 75,000 connections all directed to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. When individuals put harmful things down the drain it can quickly become a significant problem in the sewer system.

August 23, 2019 - 10:00am

The City has multiple full road closures scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. 

August 23, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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4TH AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM 20TH ST E TO 22ND ST E
(CEBL Championship Weekend)
21st St E also closed from 3rd Ave S to Spadina Cres E
Start: August 23, 5:00 a.m. End: August 25, 11:00 p.m.
 
PRESTON AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO TAYLOR ST E
(Microsurfacing)

August 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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CLARENCE AVE S NB & SB PARKING LANES CLOSED FROM 3RD ST E TO 8TH ST E
(Building move)
Start: August 22, 3:00 a.m. End: August 22, 7:00 a.m.
 
MCORMOND DR NB LANES CLOSED FROM WILLOWGROVE BLVD TO ADDISON RD
(Microsurfacing)
2-way traffic maintained in SB lanes

August 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

Good Morning drivers, please be aware that the intersection of 33rd Street and Circle Drive West has a traffic pole down affecting the eastside intersection; this intersection is operating with a 4-way stop. Our roadway traffic crews anticipate the traffic lights to be operational by approximately 10:00a.m. this morning. Thank you for your patience.

August 21, 2019 - 7:08am

The intersection at 3rd Avenue North and Duke Street will be fully closed starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 22 for water main replacement work. Traffic detours will be in place. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
  

August 21, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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22ND ST E EB CURB & NEXT LANES CLOSED FROM PACIFIC AVE TO 1ST AVE S
(Crane lift)
Start: August 21, 5:00 a.m. End: August 21, 8:00 a.m.
 
PRESTON AVE S NB & SB DRIVING LANES CLOSED FROM JARVIS DR TO EAST DRIVE
(Sewer lining)
Traffic will be maintained in the parking lanes.

August 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City has multiple full road closures scheduled for Wednesday, August 21. 

August 20, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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MCORMOND DR NB CLOSED FROM STENSRUD RD TO ATTRIDGE DR
(Microsurfacing)
2-way traffic maintained in SB lanes
Start: August 20, 7:00 a.m. End: August 21, 7:00 a.m.
 
33RD ST W EB PARKING & CURB LANE CLOSED FROM CONFEDERATION DR TO JUNOR AVE
(Concrete repairs)

August 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon continues to make progress on recovering $1.04 million in funds that earlier this month were directed to a fraudster’s bank account through a fraud scheme.

“While it is early in the investigation, we’re pleased to say most of the funds have been identified or traced and have been locked-down by Court order,” says City Manager Jeff Jorgenson.

Jorgenson says the City is chasing down every lead and working with banking institutions and the Saskatoon Police Service.

August 19, 2019 - 11:02am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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RUTH ST E EB LANES CLOSED FROM VERNON AVE TO MCPHERSON AVE
(Roadway patching)
Start: August 19, 7:00 a.m. End: August 19, 5:00 p.m.
 
BROADWAY AVE NB LANES CLOSED FROM BUTE ST TO RUTH ST E
(Roadway patching)
Start: August 19, 7:00 a.m. End: August 19, 5:00 p.m.
 

August 16, 2019 - 3:01pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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HIGHWAY 16 EB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM MARQUIS DR W TO IDYLWYLD DR N
(Roadway patching)
Start: August 17, 9:00 a.m. End: August 17, 5:00 p.m.
 
VALLEY RD EB OFFRAMP TO CIRCLE DR. NB CLOSED
(Expansion joint repair)
Start: August 18, 7:00 a.m. End: August 18, 4:00 p.m.
 

August 16, 2019 - 2:30pm

Clarence Avenue and 14th Street now has an illuminated crossing that accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists, thanks to a grant from the provincial Traffic Safety Fund, derived from photo speed enforcement fine revenue. Earlier this year, the City received a $45,000 grant to install signage, special illumination and amber flashing beacons at the intersection. It is the first pedestrian-cyclist actuated signal in Saskatoon.

August 16, 2019 - 1:00pm

The Valley Road eastbound ramp onto Circle Drive northbound will be closed for expansion joint repairs starting at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 18. Traffic will be detoured along Lorne Avenue. Work is expected to take one day to complete, barring unforeseen circumstances or weather delays. 

August 16, 2019 - 10:00am

Traffic heading into and out of the City on Highway 5 can expect delays starting Monday, August 19 as resurfacing work gets underway.  

August 16, 2019 - 6:00am

The construction at Hyde Dog Park is officially complete. The dog park will reopen ahead of schedule at 4:00 p.m. on August 15, 2019. Residents are welcomed back to the dog park to enjoy the 4.1 acres of off-leash space with newly installed rip-rap (small to medium sized rocks) in the swale area and upgraded entrance ways.

When exercising your dog this summer, remember these tips to being a responsible pet owner:

August 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

 

August 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon has been affected by a fraud scheme, where a fraudster electronically impersonated the CFO of a construction company and asked for a change of banking information.  The City complied, and as a result, the next contract payment intended to go to that company, $1.04 million, was directed to the fraudster’s bank account.  The fraud was identified on August 12, 2019.

Upon discovering the fraudulent activity, the City notified its internal auditor, the Saskatoon Police Service and other authorities including banking institutions.

August 15, 2019 - 2:16pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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There are no new road restrictions.
 
ONGOING
 
LENORE DR EB CURB & CENTER LANES CLOSED FROM CREE CRES TO PRIMROSE DR
(Concrete repairs)
Start: August 6, 7:00 a.m. End: August 16, 5:30 p.m.
 
TAYLOR ST E WB PARKING LANE & SIDEWALK FROM CUMBERLAND AVE S TO MCKINNON AVE S
(Concrete repairs)

August 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

As the end of August approaches, the City’s summer programming will be wrapping up for the season.  The last days of operation will be:

August 14, 2019 - 9:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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COLLEGE DR EB MEDIAN & LEFT TURN LANES CLOSED FROM WIGGINS AVE N TO BOTTOMLEY AVE N
(Roadway patching)
Start: August 14, 7:00 a.m. End: August 14, 5:00 p.m.
 
IDYLWYLD DR S NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT HILLIARD ST E
(Catch basin repair)
Start: August 14, 9:00 a.m. End: August 14, 12:00 p.m.
 

August 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

In this free public talk from the Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project, artists Marcel Petit and Wendy Sharpe will talk about their individual practices and then interview each other about how they make their collaboration work and the importance of artistically honouring the connection to the spaces where people have lived, loved and created memories.

August 13, 2019 - 9:00am

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

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PRESTON AVE SB LANES CLOSED FROM OLD PRESTON AVE TO RESEARCH DR; 2-WAY TRAFFIC SET IN PRESTON AVE NB LANES
(Track crossing resurfacing)
Start: August 13, 9:00 a.m. End: August 13, 3:00 p.m.

LENORE DR EB & WB CURB LANES CLOSED FROM WARMAN RD TO CREE CRES
(Concrete repairs)
Start: August 13, 9:00 a.m. End: August 14, 6:00 p.m.

August 12, 2019 - 4:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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CLARENCE AVE S NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM CALDER CRES TO GLASGOW ST
(SUTO)
Start: August 12, 7:00 a.m. End: August 12, 5:00 p.m.
 
TAYLOR ST E WB PARKING LANE & SIDEWALK FROM CUMBERLAND AVE S TO MCKINNON AVE S
(Concrete repairs)
Start: August 12, 7:00 a.m. End: August 19, 5:00 p.m.
 

August 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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4TH AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM 25TH ST E TO 24TH ST E
(Line marking removal)
Start: August 10, 7:00 a.m. End: August 11, 5:00 p.m.
 
ONGOING
 
CUMBERLAND AVE S INTERSECTION CLOSED AT 14TH ST E
(Water main rehabilitation)
Start: July 8, 7:00 a.m. End: August 23, 5:00 p.m.

August 9, 2019 - 2:32pm

4th Avenue North between 24th Street East and 25th Street East will be fully closed starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10 for line marking removal. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
  

August 9, 2019 - 11:00am

From major infrastructure rehabilitation to general road maintenance, the 2019 construction season is progressing as planned and on schedule in Saskatoon. City Council invested over $61 million in 2019 to make more of Saskatoon’s streets, bridges and sidewalks, smoother, safer and longer-lasting.

August 9, 2019 - 10:10am

Hyde Dog Park will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, August 12 at 7 a.m. The dog park is targeted to reopen at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. This closure will allow for the installation of rip-rap (small to medium sized rocks) in the swale area.

During the closure at Hyde Dog Park, users can continue to enjoy Dog Park access at the following 10 parks:

August 9, 2019 - 9:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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CIRCLE DR E MOVING LANE CLOSURES FROM WARMAN RD TO SPADINA CRES E
(Core sampling)
Start: August 9, 10:00 a.m. End: August 9, 2:00 p.m.
 
ONGOING
 
20TH ST W EB & WB ROAD CLOSED FROM AVE B S TO AVE C S
(Water & sewer replacement)
Start: August 8, 8:00 a.m. End: August 9, 4:00 p.m.

August 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. are hosting the next HHW Drop-off Day this Sunday, August 11 from 9am - 3:30pm at the Civic Operations Centre at 57 Valley Road.

August 8, 2019 - 9:00am

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