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

ONGOING

LORNE AVE NB LANES CLOSED, SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM RUTH ST E TO ASH ST E
(hydrant replacement)
Start: November 29, 8:00 a.m. End: November 30, 4:00 p.m.

All restrictions will be lifted as indicated, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

November 29, 2019 - 1:47pm

City crews are clearing snow and treating ice on high-traffic roads this morning following approximately 6 centimeters of snowfall over the past several hours. 

Streets, bridge decks, freeway ramps, overpasses and high-traffic intersections may be icy and snow packed. Drivers should slow down, use caution and allow for extra time to reach their destination.  

November 29, 2019 - 7:08am

Taylor Street, between Victoria and McPherson avenues, will be closed on Monday, December 2, starting at 8:00 a.m. for roadwork. This work is expected to take four hours to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.   

November 29, 2019 - 6:00am

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

NEW

LORNE AVE NB LANES & SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED FROM RUTH ST E TO ASH ST E
(Hydrant replacement)
Start: November 29, 8:00 a.m. End: November 30, 4:00 p.m.

LORNE AVE SB LANES CLOSED FROM WILLOW ST E TO HILLIARD ST E
(Manhole repair)
Start: November 29, 9:00 a.m. End: November 29, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

November 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Following three days of presentations, questions, and debate of the City’s first Multi-Year Business Plan and Budget, Mayor Charlie Clark and City Council have finalized the budget investments for 2020/2021. City Council’s Strategic Priorities, Strategic Plan and public input guided the multi-year budget process.

November 28, 2019 - 2:11pm

 

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

NEW

KONIHOWSKI RD CLOSED FROM HASLAM CRES TO REVER RD
(Valve replacement)
Start: November 27, 8:00 a.m. End: November 28, 4:00 p.m.

November 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

KONIHOWSKI RD CLOSED FROM HASLAM CRES TO REVER RD
(Valve replacement)
Start: November 27, 8:00 a.m. End: November 28, 4:00 p.m.

HIGHWAY 16 NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT 71ST ST W
(Trenching)
Start: November 27, 9:00 a.m. End: November 27, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

November 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

ZIMMERMAN RD NB LEFT TURN BAY & MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT MEADOWS BLVD
(Barrier removal)
Start: November 26, 7:30 a.m. End: November 26, 5:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR W NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 31ST ST W TO 33RD ST W
(Sewer flushing)
Start: November 26, 9:00 a.m. End: November 26, 3:00 p.m.

November 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

Following a competitive request for proposal and negotiations process, the City has finalized a new eight-year agreement with Loraas Recycle for Curbside Recycling Services, effective January 1, 2020 through 2027.

“We are happy to continue our partnership with Loraas Recycle to deliver a successful recycling program and to offer the levels of service the City and its residents have come to expect,” says Russ Munro, Director of Water & Waste Operations.

November 25, 2019 - 10:11am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
CLARENCE AVE S SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 13TH ST E TO 11TH ST E
(Concrete pour)
Start: November 25, 7:30 a.m. End: November 25, 10:30 a.m.
 
33RD ST W EB & WB CURB LANES CLOSED FROM AVE P N TO EDMONTON AVE
(Groundwater Monitoring)
Start: November 25, 9:00 a.m. End: November 25, 1:00 p.m.
 

November 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
SPADINA CRES E ROAD CLOSED FROM 24TH ST E TO 25TH ST E
(Tree pruning)
Start: November 24, 8:00 a.m. End: November 24, 4:00 p.m.
 

November 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

An Ontario Superior Court Justice has today ordered the return of $335 thousand in City money fraudulently obtained in August.  This means the City will recover all $1.04 M that was directed to a fraudster’s bank account in August 2019 through a fraud scheme.

“This is exactly the outcome we have wanted for the past three months,” says City Manager Jeff Jorgenson. “We are grateful to the Court and for the efforts made by many people and organizations to recover this stolen money.”

November 22, 2019 - 11:33am

The Winter Leisure Guide will be delivered to Saskatoon households on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, and can be picked up at any indoor Leisure Centre, Saskatoon Public Library location, or City Hall. The guide will also be available online at Saskatoon.ca/leisureguide beginning Monday, November 25.

The Leisure Guide is Saskatoon’s go-to source for fitness programs, recreational activities, and arts and culture opportunities for all ages and abilities. 

November 22, 2019 - 10:00am

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

NEW

IDYLWYLD DR S SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 19TH ST W TO SASKATCHEWAN CRES W
(Pier work)
Start: November 22, 7:00 a.m. End: November 22, 3:00 p.m.

ONGOING

VICTORIA AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM ADELAIDE ST E TO ELM ST E
(Sewer connection replacement)
Start: November 21, 8:00 a.m. End: November 22, 4:00 p.m.

November 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
VICTORIA AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM ADELAIDE ST E TO ELM ST E
(Sewer connection replacement)
Start: November 21, 8:00 a.m. End: November 22, 4:00 p.m.
 
CIRCLE DR E NB SPEED REDUCTION AT ATTRIDGE DR
(Sewer inspection)
Start: November 21, 8:30 a.m. End: November 21, 3:30 p.m.
 
BROADWAY AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM TAYLOR ST E TO 1ST ST E

November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

Broadway Avenue, between Taylor and 1st streets, will be closed starting Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 a.m. to replace a sewer connection. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  

November 20, 2019 - 6:00am

City Council is set to deliberate Administration’s proposed 2020/2021 Multi-Year Business Plan and Budget on November 25, 26,27, 2019.

November 19, 2019 - 3:37pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CENTRAL AVE CLOSED FROM 108TH ST W TO 109TH ST W 

November 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

Central Avenue, between 108th and 109th streets, will be closed on Wednesday, November 20, starting at 8:00 a.m. for emergency roadway patching. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

November 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
ZIMMERMAN RD NB LEFT TURN BAY CLOSED AT MEADOWS BLVD
(Barrier removal)
Start: November 19, 7:30 a.m. End: November 19, 5:00 p.m.
 
CLARENCE AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM 11TH ST E TO MAIN ST
(Valve replacement)
Start: November 19, 8:00 a.m. End: November 20, 5:00 p.m.
 

November 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

1ST AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM 21ST ST E TO 20TH ST E
(Construction)
Start: November 18, 6:00 a.m. End: November 18, 6:00 p.m.

COLLEGE DR EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM BOTTOMLEY AVE N TO CUMBERLAND AVE N
(Hydro vac)
Start: November 18, 9:00 a.m. End: November 18, 1:00 p.m.

November 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

SPADINA CRES W EB & WB LANES CLOSED FROM AVE A S TO AVE G S
(Santa Claus Parade)
Start: November 17, 7:00 a.m. End: November 17, 3:00 p.m.

BROADWAY AVE NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 10TH ST E TO SASKATCHEWAN CRES E
(Gingerbread Run)
Start: November 17, 8:00 a.m. End: November 17, 12:00 p.m.

November 15, 2019 - 2:23pm

The City of Saskatoon is hosting an open house to share the results of the Kinsmen Park Parking Strategy and Transportation Study, which was conducted earlier this year with the goal of providing a comprehensive parking, motor traffic and active transportation analysis for Kinsmen Park and area.

The open house will feature a come and go format and will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the downstairs meeting room of the Frances Morrison Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

November 15, 2019 - 9:00am

The City of Saskatoon, through its Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, recognizes achievement for heritage preservation in Saskatoon through the presentation of awards every second year.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019. Any project completed prior to September 1, 2019 is eligible, including non-award winning submissions from past years.

November 15, 2019 - 9:00am

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

November 14, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NO NEW PROJECTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR THIS DATE

November 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

MCORMOND DR EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT RANGE ROAD 3050
(Directional boring)
Closure will be open for the weekend
Start: November 13, 7:00 a.m. End: November 22, 5:00 p.m.

CENTRAL AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM 108TH ST W TO 109TH ST W
(Water & sewer work)
Start: November 13, 9:00 a.m. End: November 14, 4:00 p.m.

November 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

Central Avenue, between 108th and 109th streets, will be closed starting Wednesday, November 13,  at 9:00 a.m. for water and sewer work. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
   

November 12, 2019 - 11:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
NEW 
 
CENTRAL AVE SB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT MCORMOND DR  

November 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

8TH ST E EB ROAD CLOSED FROM CLARENCE AVE S TO MUNROE AVE S
(Catch basin lead replacement)
Start: November 9, 8:00 a.m. End: November 10, 5:00 p.m.

4TH AVE S ROAD CLOSED FROM 19TH ST E TO 20TH ST E
(Tree pruning)
Start: November 10, 8:00 a.m. End: November 10, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

November 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Environment Canada issued a Freezing Rain Warning early this morning, anticipating rain to continue periodically until noon today.  

Freezing rain creates icy road conditions in temperatures below zero and drivers and sidewalk users should use caution moving around Saskatoon today. Overnight, City crews applied salt to prevent icing on high-traffic priority streets, and 16 sanders continue today treating ice with salt.

November 8, 2019 - 10:09am

Starting November 12, 2019, a cable upgrade will be taking place within the area of Silverwood Dog Park. This project is expected to take approximately one to three weeks, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. The park is scheduled to remain open to the public during this time. Dog park users are asked to take extra caution.

Dog owners interested in trying an alternate dog park can also enjoy the following 10 locations:

November 8, 2019 - 9:00am

A record of Saskatoon’s former residents who fell in military service during the Second World War and in the following years is on display at City Hall.

“We’re so pleased to have this volume and be able to have it where it can be seen by more people,” says City Archivist Jeff O’Brien.  “It joins the First World War Book of Remembrance we already have at the archives and together they form such a vital community historical resource.”

As was the first book, the second volume is a gift to the City from the Military Institute of Saskatoon.

November 8, 2019 - 8:36am

4th Avenue South will be closed between 19th and 20th streets on Sunday, November 10 starting at 8:00 a.m. for tree pruning. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.  
   

November 8, 2019 - 7:00am

Thanks to RBC, Saskatoon Transit will be offering free direct service to the Remembrance Day Ceremony at SaskTel Centre on Monday, November 11, 2019 

November 8, 2019 - 6:00am

The City of Saskatoon is awaiting the decision of an Ontario Superior Court Justice on the return of City money fraudulently obtained in August.

The issue was considered in a Toronto courtroom Tuesday, November 5th

“The matter has been heard by the Court and no further actions can be taken on recovery efforts until we know its decision,” says City Manager Jeff Jorgenson. “So we can’t speculate on how long it will take or what the decision will be.”

November 7, 2019 - 3:35pm

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

NEW

CLARENCE AVE S SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM MELVILLE ST TO CARTWRIGHT ST
(Fibre construction)
Start: November 8, 8:00 a.m. End: November 9, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

LORNE AVE NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR S
(Concrete work)
Start: November 1, 7:00 a.m. End: November 8, 5:00 p.m.

November 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

In observance of Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11, 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, November 12 at 8:00 a.m.

Pay Parking Stations: No payment is required on Monday, November 11
Reminder: Motorists are still required to park their vehicles within the posted time limits for the area

November 7, 2019 - 9:58am

In observance of Remembrance Day,  the City of Saskatoon will have a number of adjusted civic services and altered holiday hours on Monday, November 11, 2019Check here for the full list of w

November 6, 2019 - 4:11pm

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

NEW

20TH ST W EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT AVE M S
(Sewer inspection)
Start: November 7, 7:30 a.m. End: November 7, 3:30 p.m.

HIGHWAY 16 SB CURBSIDE SHOULDER CLOSED AT BEAM RD
(Gravelling shoulders)
Start: November 7, 8:00 a.m. End: November 7, 4:00 p.m.

NIGHT WORK

November 6, 2019 - 3:00pm

Saskatoon has one of the safest water supplies in North America.  The vast majority of Saskatoon neighbourhoods do not have lead line connections.

However, a goal to replace lead pipes that link older homes and businesses to Saskatoon’s main water supply is progressing as planned. In 2017, the City committed to removing all underground pipes containing lead and install lead-free ones within 10 years. The work is being done in conjunction with necessary water main and road upgrades.

November 6, 2019 - 9:43am

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

NEW

RUTH ST E WB PARKING LANE CLOSED AT LANSDOWNE AVE
(Gas service upgrade)
Start: November 6, 7:00 a.m. End: November 6, 1:00 p.m.

November 5, 2019 - 3:38pm

Lorne Avenue, between Taylor Street and 2nd Street, will be closed on Wednesday, November 6, starting at 8:00 a.m. to replace a water and sewer connection. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.   

November 5, 2019 - 10:00am

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

NEW

BROADWAY AVE NB LANES CLOSED; 2-WAY TRAFFIC SET IN SB LANES FROM 7TH ST E TO 8TH ST E
(Lead water connection replacement)
Start: November 5, 9:00 a.m. End: November 6, 4:00 p.m.

ONGOING

November 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

The following is a statement from Terry Schmidt, General Manager of Transportation and Construction:

"At around 5 a.m. today there was a report of erratic driving involving a City of Saskatoon one ton sanding truck. At this point, there have been no reports of injuries, property damage or theft.

The driver, a City of Saskatoon employee, was detained by Police.

Separate investigations by the City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Police Service are underway."

November 4, 2019 - 12:15pm

This Friday, November 8, 2019, the City of Saskatoon will be hosting two free youth events; Girls in Motion and Taking to the Court. Both events are open to all youth between the ages of 10 - 14 years and will have lunch and snacks provided.

Girls in Motion

Friday, November 8
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shaw Centre (122 Bowlt Crescent) 

November 4, 2019 - 10:00am

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