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The intersection at Idylwyld and 22nd Street is expected to be closed until tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday July 31st to allow for an emergency natural gas line repair.

In the meantime, drivers are advised to avoid 22nd Street and consider east-west travel along 19th Street, 20th Street or 33rd Street. Expect delays, plan ahead and re-route your commute.

July 30, 2019 - 5:04pm

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

There are no new road restrictions.

July 30, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

HIGHWAY 5 EB & WB SPEED REDUCTION & MOVING LANE CLOSURE FROM HIGHWAY 41 TO RANGE ROAD 3043
(Pothole patching)
Start: July 30, 7:00 a.m. End: July 30, 5:00 p.m.

TAYLOR ST E EB LANE CLOSED FROM ALBERT AVE TO CLARENCE AVE S
(Roadways patching)
Start: July 30, 9:00 a.m. End: July 30, 7:00 p.m.

July 29, 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 22ND ST E TO 21ST ST E
(Craning)
Start: July 29, 5:00 a.m. End: July 29, 8:30 a.m.

3RD AVE N NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 1ST AVE N TO LAURISTON ST
(Water main replacement)
Start: July 29, 7:00 a.m. End: August 7, 5:00 p.m.

July 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

MCORMOND DR ROTATING NB & SB LANES CLOSURES FROM KERR RD TO NELSON RD
(Roadway patching)
2-way traffic will be maintained.
Start: July 27, 6:00 a.m. End: July 27, 6:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR E EB CURB LANE CLOSED AT PRESTON AVE N
(Guardrail construction)
Start: July 27, 7:30 a.m. End: July 27, 11:30 a.m.

July 26, 2019 - 2:39pm

There will be multiple ramp closures on roadways this weekend.

July 26, 2019 - 7:00am

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

NEW

20TH ST W EB & WB FROM AVE C S TO AVE F S
(Food Truck Wars)
Start: July 26, 6:00 a.m. End: July 28, 11:00 p.m.

CONFEDERATION DR NB FROM GALT CRT TO 33RD ST W
(Well water testing)
Start: July 26, 9:00 a.m. End: July 26, 12:00 p.m.

July 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Low Emissions Community (LEC) Plan is a thirty-year roadmap to help Saskatoon reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The LEC Plan – prepared by national consultants, Sustainability Solutions Group, and City Administration – identifies possible actions to mitigate community and corporate emissions as a way to slow the effects of climate change, leading to a decreased need for adaptive actions. The plan will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services, on August 6.

July 25, 2019 - 11:00am

The City invites the public to view Saskatoon’s very first paddling pool mural on the basin of the Sutherland paddling pool (128 113th Street West) and meet the artist who created it. 

The showing will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (come and go format) with an artist talk happening at 10:15 a.m.

July 25, 2019 - 8:16am

The Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) has reached an agreement with the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) for the relocation of Fire Station No. 5 to the northeast corner of Preston Avenue and 108th Street. The move comes as a result of a review of SFD operations leading to the development of a new service model to make response times even better for the entire city. A report seeking approval for the execution of a long-term land lease agreement with the U of S goes to City Council on Monday, July 29.

July 24, 2019 - 4:34pm

The Governance & Priorities Committee (GPC), at its June 17, 2019 meeting, resolved that the Administration bring back options for a municipal property tax target of less than the 3.94% for 2020 and 4.17% for 2021. The property tax targets presented at the June meeting would maintain existing services, correct the Waste Service budget shortfall, and begin the funding phase-in for a city-wide organics program.

The City’s Administration is proposing several options to reduce the municipal property tax targets for 2020 and 2021, based on:

July 24, 2019 - 4:16pm

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

MCORMOND DR INTERSECTION CLOSED AT BRIGHTON COMMON
(Construction)
 Start: July 25, 7:00 a.m. End: October 31, 5:00 p.m.

July 24, 2019 - 2:43pm

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

July 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

 

A temporary 4-way stop has been installed at the intersection of Marquis Drive and Arthur Rose Avenue. The 4-way stop is in place until new traffic lights installed at that location become fully operational on Thursday, July 25.  

July 23, 2019 - 6:00am

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

July 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

In this free public talk from the Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project, storyteller Danica Lorer will discuss the power of story and how connections are made by tapping in to memory and imagination.  Danica believes that stories are for everyone and by listening to and sharing the stories of our communities and the spaces we inhabit it fosters a greater respect for each other and the

July 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
33RD ST E ROTATING EB & WB LANE CLOSURES FROM 6TH AVE N TO 7TH AVE N
(Well monitoring)
Start: July 22, 9:00 a.m. End: July 23, 5:00 p.m.
 
QUEEN ST EB CLOSED FROM 1ST AVE N TO 2ND AVE N
(Sanitary sewer lining)
Start: July 22, 7:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.
 
ONGOING
 

July 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
25TH ST E EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM IDYLWYLD DR N TO SPADINA CRES E
(Horticultural maintenance)
Start: July 20, 6:00 a.m. End: July 20, 10:00 a.m.
 
CIRCLE DR E EB LEFT TURN BAY, CENTRE & MEDIAN LANES & WB LEFT TURN BAY & MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT MILLAR AVE
(Paving)

July 19, 2019 - 2:36pm

The City of Saskatoon's 2018 Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2018, is now available online.

The 2018 Annual Report provides an overview of:

July 18, 2019 - 4:04pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
8TH ST E WB CURB AND NEXT LANE CLOSED FROM LOUISE AVE TO CUMBERLAND AVE S
(Concrete pour)
Start: July 19, 4:00 a.m. End: July 19, 6:00 a.m.
 
CIRCLE DR E WB LANES CLOSED AT MILLAR AVE
(Paving)
2-way traffic maintained in EB lanes
Start: July 19, 8:00 p.m. End: July 20, 8:00 a.m.
 

July 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

Resurfacing at the intersection of Circle Drive and Millar Avenue will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19. Multiple rotating lane closures on Circle Drive between Millar Avenue and the Circle Drive North Bridge will be in place during the weekends of July 19 and July 26. Access to Millar Avenue and Venture Crescent will be restricted during the July 19 weekend. Warman Road northbound and the southbound exit ramps will have rotating closures during both weekends:

July 18, 2019 - 10:42am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
CIRCLE DR W NB CURB LANE AT 22ND ST W AND SB EXIT LANE TO FAIRMONT DR CLOSED,
22ND ST W EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR W
(Deck testing)
Start: July 18, 12:00 a.m. End: July 18, 7:00 a.m.
 
1ST AVE N SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 24TH ST E TO 23RD ST E
(Manhole work)

July 17, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Police Service remind drivers to slow down when passing work zones and obey posted signs. To reduce speeding in work zones, City crews will start using temporary speed signs slowing people to 30 km/hr within the work zone on some roads where the speed limit is normally 50 km/hr.

July 16, 2019 - 4:33pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
WARMAN RD NB & SB CENTRE & MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E
(Deck testing)
Start: July 17, 12:00 a.m. End: July 17, 7:00 a.m.
 
LENORE DR EB CURB & CENTRE LANE CLOSED FROM WARMAN RD TO CREE CRES
(Concrete replacement)
Start: July 17, 9:00 a.m. End: August 1, 5:00 p.m.
 

July 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
CLARENCE AVE S NB & SB CENTRE & MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT CIRCLE DR E
(Bridge inspection)
Start: July 16, 12:00 a.m. End: July 16, 7:00 a.m.
 
CIRCLE DR E EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT CLARENCE AVE S
(Bridge inspection)
Start: July 16, 12:00 a.m. End: July 16, 7:00 a.m.
 

July 15, 2019 - 3:00pm

Ruth Street East between McPherson Avenue and Vernon Avenue will be fully closed starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 for sanitary connection repairs. Traffic detours will be in place. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 
 

July 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

Circle Drive East will be closed overnight at the 8th Street East overpass starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15 for deck washing. Traffic will be detoured around the closure using the exit and on ramps. This work is expected to take ten hours to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

July 15, 2019 - 6:00am

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

NEW

8TH ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM EWART AVE TO CUMBERLAND AVE S
(water and sewer work)
Start: July 15, 7:00 a.m. End: July 15, 4:00 p.m.

CLARENCE AVE S NB ROAD CLOSED FROM ADELAIDE ST E TO HILLIARD ST E
(roadway patching)
Start: July 15, 7:00 a.m. End: July 15, 5:00 p.m.

July 12, 2019 - 3:50pm

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR E EB & WB CURB LANES CLOSED AT ATTRIDGE DR
(deck testing)
Start: July 13, 8:00 a.m. End: July 13, 4:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR E NB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT 14TH ST E
(Bridge inspection)
Start: July 13, 8:00 a.m. End: July 13, 4:00 p.m.

July 12, 2019 - 3:14pm

After travelling over 14,000 kilometers from Australia, the newest members of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo) have arrived and are getting ready to settle into their new permanent home.

“The addition of the dingoes provides a great opportunity for us to bring some exciting new animals to Saskatoon, allowing visitors of all ages to meet dingoes, most likely for the first time.  This is a great way to enhance our conservation, research and education opportunities at the Zoo,” says Tim Sinclair-Smith, Zoo Manager.

July 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

Looking for a way to help your dog cool off in the heat? Bring your pooch for a swim at the FREE Dog Day of Summer event at Mayfair Outdoor Pool on Wednesday, August 28!

Service & Therapy dogs are welcome during a dedicated swim time from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. and all dogs are welcome during the designated time slots starting at 12:00 p.m.

Service & Therapy Dogs (60 dog limit):
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

July 12, 2019 - 11:00am

The intersection at Taylor Street East and Boychuk Drive will be fully closed starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 for road resurfacing. This full road closure will continue west from the intersection along Taylor Street East to Brudell Road. Traffic detours will be in place. This work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 
 

July 12, 2019 - 6:00am

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

There are no new road restrictions.

OVERNIGHT
 
CIRCLE DR S EB & WB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM SPADINA CRES W TO DIEFENBAKER PARK RD
(Bridge Washing)
Start: July 11, 8:00 p.m. End: July 12, 6:00 a.m.

ONGOING

July 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

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:

July 11, 2019 - 10:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
HIGHWAY 16 WB MEDIAN LANE CLOSED AT BOYCHUK DR
(Underside of overpass work)
Start: July 11, 7:00 a.m. End: July 15, 4:00 p.m.
 
IDYLWYLD DR S SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 23RD ST E TO 22ND ST E
(Cable repair)
Start: July 11, 9:00 a.m. End: July 11, 3:00 p.m.
 
VICTORIA AVE INTERSECTION CLOSED AT ADELAIDE ST E

July 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

The intersection at Victoria Avenue and Adelaide Street East will be fully closed starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11 for water main repairs. Traffic will be detoured along Melrose Avenue. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

July 10, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
8TH ST E WB CURB & CENTER LANES CLOSED FROM MORGAN AVE TO LOUISE AVE
(Roadway patching)
Start: July 10, 7:00 a.m. End: July 10, 12:00 p.m.
 
TAYLOR ST E EB CURB LANE & SIDEWALK CLOSED FROM ALBERT AVE TO CLARENCE AVE S
(Service upgrade)
Start: July 10, 7:00 a.m. End: July 10, 4:00 p.m.
 

July 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

In this free public talk from the Artists in Place: The Bunkhouse Project, storyteller Danica Lorer will discuss the power of story and how connections are made by tapping in to memory and imagination.  Danica believes that stories are for everyone and by listening to and sharing the stories of our communities and the spaces we inhabit it fosters a greater respect for each other and the world.   

July 9, 2019 - 2:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
  
1ST AVE S SB LANES CLOSED FROM 22ND ST E TO 21ST ST E
(Craning)
Start: July 9, 4:30 a.m. End: July 9, 8:00 a.m.
 
IDYLWYLD DR S NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM 2ND ST E TO 4TH ST E
(Manhole & catch basin repairs)
Start: July 9, 9:00 a.m. End: July 9, 3:00 p.m.
 
OVERNIGHT

July 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
VICTORIA AVE NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 6TH ST E
(Sewer lining)
Start: July 8, 7:00 a.m. End: July 8, 4:00 p.m.
 
CLARENCE AVE S SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 6TH ST E
(Sewer lining)
Start: July 8, 7:00 a.m. End: July 8, 4:00 p.m.
 
CUMBERLAND AVE S INTERSECTION CLOSED AT 14TH ST E

July 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
There are no new traffic restrictions.

ONGOING
 
3RD AVE N NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT DUCHESS ST
(Water main replacement)
Start: June 24, 9:00 a.m. End: July 15, 5:00 p.m.

July 5, 2019 - 2:31pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
22ND ST E WB LANES CLOSED AND EB LEFT TURN LANE CLOSED FROM 2ND AVE N TO 3RD AVE N
(Material craning)
Start: July 5, 5:00 a.m. End: July 5, 9:00 a.m.
 
DIEFENBAKER DR WB CURB LANE CLOSED AT PEARSON PL
(Gas line repair)
Start: July 5, 8:00 a.m. End: July 5, 4:00 p.m.
 

July 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. are hosting the next HHW Drop-off Day this Sunday, July 7 from 9am - 3:30pm at the Civic Operations Centre at 57 Valley Road.

July 4, 2019 - 10:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
NEW
 
33RD ST W EB LANES CLOSED FROM AVE B N TO AVE D N
(Roadway patching)
Start: July 4, 7:00 a.m. End: July 4, 5:00 p.m.
 
ASSINIBOINE DR ROAD CLOSED FROM ASSINIBOINE CRT TO NAHANNI DR
(Directional boring)
Start: July 4, 8:00 a.m. End: July 4, 4:00 p.m.
 

July 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

 

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

NEW

TAYLOR ST E EB LANES CLOSED FROM BOYCHUK DR TO HEROLD RD
(Roadway patching)
Start: July 3, 7:00 a.m. End: July 3, 5:00 p.m.

MCKERCHER DR NB LANES CLOSED FROM KENOSEE CRES TO TAYLOR ST E
(Roadway patching)
2-way traffic maintained in SB lanes
Start: July 3, 7:00 a.m. End: July 3, 5:00 p.m.

July 2, 2019 - 3:10pm

The City has lowered flags in civic facilities in honour of Saskatchewan’s 22nd Lieutenant-Governor, W. Thomas Molloy, who passed away on July 2 following a battle with cancer.

“I had the real privilege of sharing many meals and stages with Lieutenant-Governor Tom Molloy over the last several months,” said Mayor Clark. “He used every speech as a chance to enlighten, to challenge, and to bring us together, to be stronger as a province. He did this throughout his career, right across the country. I thank him for always working to bring out the best in us.”

July 2, 2019 - 1:55pm

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

NEW

AVE C N NB PARKING LANE CLOSED FROM 40TH A ST E TO 41ST ST E
(Seeding)
Start: July 2, 7:00 a.m. End: July 9, 5:00 p.m.

7TH AVE N ROAD CLOSED FROM QUEEN ST TO DUCHESS ST
(Water main replacement)
Start: July 2, 7:00 a.m. End: September 2, 5:00 p.m.

June 28, 2019 - 3:07pm

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