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*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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SID BUCKWOLD BRIDGE NB & SB LANES RESTRICTED 
(Bridge upgrades) 

April 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

With warming temperatures, median and street sweeping shifts into full gear this week. Simultaneously, pothole patching crews get started with hot mix asphalt for permanent repairs.

“We’re officially in spring cleaning mode with sweepers moving through high-traffic priority streets and crews filling broken pavement with hot-mix asphalt,” says Brodie Thompson, Acting Director of Roadways, Fleet & Support.

April 9, 2019 - 1:32pm

The future is bright in Saskatoon! As part of the Student Action for a Sustainable Future (SASF) Student Showcase, held on April 9 at the Western Development Museum, 320 grade 4-8 students from across the city displayed their environmental initiative results from work conducted over the past 6 months. The topics they explored ranged from water and energy conservation; waste reduction; active transportation; local food production; biodiversity protection; and reductions to greenhouse-gas emissions. Some of these innovative projects included:

April 9, 2019 - 10:00am

The National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge is held on April 9.  In recognition, flags at all City of Saskatoon facilities will be flown at half-mast today.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place in 1917 and was the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Corps went into battle together.

April 9, 2019 - 8:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatoon Blades vs. the Prince Albert Raiders during the 2019 WHL Playoffs, Round 2, at SaskTel Centre on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, 2019 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

April 9, 2019 - 6:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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CIRCLE DR E NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT WARMAN RD 
(Streetlight repairs) 

April 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Landfill’s extended summer hours of operation will begin on Monday, April 8, 2019. The facility, located off of Valley Road, south of 11th Street, will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Residents and commercial customers are reminded to follow all signs and/or instructions from Landfill staff. For information about rates and materials not accepted at the Landfill, visit Saskatoon.ca/landfill.

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April 8, 2019 - 10:00am

The Circle Drive southbound ramp onto Idylwyld Drive will be closed starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 8. This ramp will be completely closed while work is underway. The project is expected to take one day to complete, barring unforeseen circumstances or weather delays. 

April 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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CIRCLE DR E NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT 8TH ST E 
(Guardrail work) 

April 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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IDYLWYLD DR S NB MEDIAN & NEXT LANE CLOSED FROM AUDITORIUM AVE TO 21ST ST E 
(Sewer lining) 

April 5, 2019 - 2:31pm

The City of Saskatoon’s driving ranges are ready to welcome golfers to warm up their swings at Holiday Park and Silverwood Golf Courses.  Both ranges will open on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Silverwood Golf Course - 3503 Kinnear Avenue
Phone:  306-975-3314

Holiday Park Golf Course - 1630 Avenue U South
Phone:  306-975-3325

Until further notice, ball sales at both driving ranges will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. 

Holiday Park, Silverwood and Wildwood Golf Courses will be opening for the season soon.

April 5, 2019 - 9:00am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only.
 
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34TH ST E WB CLOSED FROM QUEBEC AVE TO ONTARIO AVE
 (sewer lining)
 Start: April 5, 8:00 a.m. End: April 5, 4:30 p.m.

April 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City of Saskatoon has selected 11 neighbourhoods to conduct traffic reviews this year.

The Neighbourhood Traffic Review (NTR) program, addresses transportation related concerns like speeding and pedestrian safety on a neighbourhood-wide basis. The City works collaboratively with neighbourhood residents to develop recommendations for improvement.

2019 NTRs will be held in:

April 4, 2019 - 2:00pm

The first HHW Drop-off Day of the season is Sunday, April 7 from 9am - 3:30pm.

The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. will now host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-Off Days at the Civic Operations Centre (57 Valley Road).

April 4, 2019 - 11:26am

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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IDYLWYLD DR N NB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM SPADINA CRES E TO 20TH ST E 
(Streetlight cable fault repair) 

April 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

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MCORMOND DR SB TRAFFIC REDUCED TO SINGLE LANE AT CROSSOVER;  SB TRAFFIC USE OVERPASS TO ACCESS COLLEGE
(Interchange work)
Start: April 3, 1:00 p.m. End: July 31 5:00 p.m.

CIRCLE DR W WB CENTRE LANE CLOSED AT IDYLWYLD DR N
(Sewer line cleaning)
Start: April 3, 9:00 a.m. End: April 3, 11:00 a.m.

April 2, 2019 - 3:23pm

Construction of the new McOrmond Drive and College Drive interchange resumes on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

This phase of work includes removing the temporary ramp currently in place to accommodate southbound traffic on McOrmond Drive going westbound on College Drive towards the university and downtown. Removing the temporary ramp is necessary so crews can start building the permanent southbound lanes.

April 2, 2019 - 9:31am

The City of Saskatoon, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Transit, and Meewasin have teamed up to host an open house highlighting the projects happening around Kinsmen Park and area.

The open house is a come and go format and will be held Tuesday, April 16 at TCU Place (Gallery D – Main Floor) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

April 2, 2019 - 9:23am

Highway 16 westbound at 71st Street has now reopened.  It had closed late Monday afternoon due to a broken signal arm blocking the lanes. Traffic is flowing normally.

For updates on construction projects anytime, refer to the Road Restrictions and Construction Projects interactive map. Road users are reminded to reduce speeds, stay alert and mind posted signage and barriers when encountering a construction zone.  

April 2, 2019 - 6:35am

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

NEW

There are no new projects scheduled for April 2.

ONGOING

April 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

There are no new road restrictions. 

ONGOING

21ST ST E INTERSECTION CLOSED AT 4TH ST E
(Rogers Hometown Hockey)
Start: March 29, 6:00 p.m. End: April 1, 6:00 a.m.

March 29, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

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CIRCLE DR E NB & SB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO TAYLOR ST E
(Street light repair)
Start: March 31, 7:30 a.m. End: March 31, 9:00 a.m.

CIRCLE DR E SHOULDER LANE CLOSED ATTRIDGE DR OFF RAMP
(Streetlight repair)
Traffic squeezed around work zone
Start: March 31, 9:00 a.m. End: March 31, 11:00 a.m.

March 29, 2019 - 2:00pm

Transit routes will be impacted during the Sid Buckwold Bridge Rehabilitation project.

Starting April 15, delays can be expected on Transit routes 8, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 19, 20 and 15. Riders are encouraged to consult the mobile app called Transit for real-time bus information.

Route detours will start on April 15th, 2019 and will remain in place for the duration of this year’s portion of the rehabilitation, October 31st, 2019.

March 29, 2019 - 10:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Vancouver Warriors at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, March 30 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

March 29, 2019 - 6:00am

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

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TAYLOR ST E WB PARKING LANE & SIDEWALK CLOSED FROM WIGGINS AVE S TO CLARENCE AVE S
(Tree clearance)
Start: March 29, 9:00 a.m. End: March 29, 3:00 p.m.

QUEEN ST EB LANES CLOSED FROM 8TH AVE N TO SPADINA CRES E
(Sewer lining)
Start: March 29, 9:00 a.m. End: March 29, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

March 28, 2019 - 3:27pm

Today, Saskatoon Transit marks a milestone on their journey to provide a fully-accessible public transit system.

Thanks to recent investments, the City’s fleet of various types of buses are now 100% accessible, allowing those with reduced mobility the freedom and independence of using conventional transit.

March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo) is working with the Australian Dingo Foundation and the Oakvale Wildlife Park in Australia to bring two dingo pups to the Zoo this spring.

“We are just making the final arrangements before these pups start their journey to Canada,” says Tim Sinclair-Smith, Zoo Manager. “This is 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.  It is also a great way to enhance our conservation, research, and education opportunities at the Zoo.”

March 28, 2019 - 10:53am

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

There are no new road restrictions.

March 27, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Senator Sid L. Buckwold Bridge will undergo a major rehabilitation beginning on Monday April 15, 2019. To minimize the impact on traffic and eliminate the need for a full bridge closure, the work will happen in two phases.

“The first phase will begin on the lanes leaving downtown and work will continue throughout the summer of 2019,” says Todd Grabowski, Manager of Asset Preservation for Bridges. “In the spring of 2020, the second phase of work will begin on the lanes heading into downtown and continue through the 2020 construction season.” 

March 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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March 26, 2019 - 3:00pm

*For further clarification, two sentences have been added highlighted in italics below.

City Council, at its regular business meeting held on March 25, 2019 voted to pursue a moderate phase-in option as presented by the Administration regarding the implementation of the curbside organics program and funding for existing waste services.  

Option 2: Moderate Phase-In was presented as follows: 

March 26, 2019 - 11:11am

At its meeting held on March 25, 2019, City Council approved new electrical rate charges for Saskatoon Light & Power Service as a result of the changes to charges collected by SaskPower.

March 26, 2019 - 10:59am

Traffic lights at two intersections along Highway 16 will be temporarily replaced with 4-way stops on Wednesday, March 27 while traffic signal equipment is being replaced.   

March 26, 2019 - 10:00am

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

March 25, 2019 - 3:00pm

The City’s Neighbourhood Traffic Review (NTR) program has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Exceptional Engineering/Geoscience Project Award by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS). The award recognizes accomplishments in engineering and/or geoscience.

March 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

*This report includes road restrictions on Priority 1 (high traffic, high speed) streets only. 
 
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2ND AVE S NB & SB CLOSED FROM 19TH ST E TO SAUNDERS PL 
(Concrete pumping) 

March 22, 2019 - 3:00pm

*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 
 

March 22, 2019 - 2:30pm

There are vacancies on a number of the City’s Boards and Committees.  The application deadline for applying has been extended to April 7, 2019. Consider getting involved in what matters to you, it’s a great way to share your talents and passion, and help make a difference in our city!

March 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (Zoo) grizzly bears, Mistaya (miss‑TIE’‑yuh) and Koda (KOH’ dah) are ready for spring.  The resident grizzly bears have successfully completed their third hibernation and will be returning to the Kinsmen Grizzly Bear Exhibit next week. Make sure to stop by and say hello!

Admission to the Zoo is by donation until March 31. The Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of April and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting in May.

March 22, 2019 - 10:00am

Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatoon Blades vs. the Moose Jaw Warriors during the 2019 WHL Playoffs, Round 1, at SaskTel Centre on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 2019 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

March 22, 2019 - 6:00am

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

March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

 
22ND ST E EB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 3RD AVE S TO 4TH AVE S 
(Crane lift) 

March 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

As temperatures warm and with spring officially here today, City crews continue removing snow to help reduce drainage issues, dry up roads and prepare for spring street sweeping and pothole repairs.

Fewer potholes are expected this year if roads continue to dry up in conjunction with a slower spring melt. This is partly because of City Council’s multi-million dollar investments in road rehabilitation and protective maintenance over the past several years.

March 20, 2019 - 10:00am

The City’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, invites the public to attend the Living In Harmony Recognition Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Avenue).  This date marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Living In Harmony Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 21, 2019
10 a.m.
Broadway Theatre
715 Broadway Avenue

March 20, 2019 - 9:00am

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

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IDYLWYLD DR N NB CURB LANE CLOSED AT 37TH ST W 
(Curb box repairs) 

March 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

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

March 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

World Water Day is March 22, a day that globally marks the importance of water. Saskatoon continues to create infrastructure and processes that will sustain our access to quality drinking water.

March 18, 2019 - 10:44am

Saskatoon Transit runs every day, no matter the weather. Transit operators are responsible for the safe transportation of nearly 40,000 of our city’s citizens every day. Though we strive to recognize their work every day, we would like to take a moment TODAY, March 18th on Transit Driver Appreciation Day to salute all those at Saskatoon Transit who help us to provide public transportation to the City of Saskatoon each and every day.

March 17, 2019 - 11:00pm

Due to warmer weather and melting conditions, the Northeast snow storage site on Central Avenue north of Attridge Drive is inaccessible. It will remain closed until further notice. The Northwest location on Wanuskewin Road is being monitored, but remains open at this time. The Civic Operations Centre snow management facility also remains open 24/7, located on Valley Road, west of the Saskatoon Landfill access. 

For more information look under snow storage sites at Saskatoon.ca/snow

March 16, 2019 - 1:51pm

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