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Clearing, sanding, salting and removal of snow this year has been successful at keeping City roads in good winter driving condition this season. The City’s winter operations are running continuously and methods are adjusted as required in response to weather conditions. For example, the extended extreme cold period required more frequent sanding and maintenance to address the icy conditions, so extra sanding crews are deployed on these days.
The Saskatoon Transit and Access Transit fare increases that were approved as part of the 2014 City of Saskatoon Budget will take effect starting February 1, 2014.
The Clarence Downey Speed Skating Oval will be closed to the public for Provincial Championships from January 17 to 19, 2014; the Canada Cup Junior Selection Speed Skating Championships from January 22 to 26, 2014; and the Local Club Marathon on January 31 and February 1, 2014.
Following the competitions, the Oval will re-open to the public on January 19, 26 and February 1 at 4:00 p.m.
Regular hours of operation are Monday to Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
CIRCLE DR SB & NB MEDIAN LANES CLOSED AT HWY 16 CLOVERLEAF INTERSECTION
Start: July 22, 7:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.
CIRCLE DR SOUTH BRIDGE EB & WB CURB LANES CLOSED
Start: July 22, 9:00 p.m. End: July 23, 6:00 a.m.
Starting at 11:00 a.m. on January 13, 2014, traffic is restricted on Broadway Avenue between Maple Street and Isabella Street while City crews replace a water connection.
Motorists are advised to use Taylor Street to access either of Clarence Avenue or Victoria Avenue to bypass the maintenance work zone.
The work is expected to take two days to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. The City thanks everyone for their patience.
23RD ST E CLOSED BETWEEN 2ND AVE N & 3RD AVE N
Start: August 21, 7:00 a.m. End: August 22, 6:00 p.m.
20TH ST & AVE B INTERSECTION FOUR-WAY STOP
(Traffic signal repairs)
Start: August 21, 9:00 a.m. End: August 21, 2:30 p.m.
The City of Saskatoon Landfill will be closed this morning to the general public due to high winds and the safety concerns. It is anticipated the Landfill may open to the general public later this afternoon if the wind speeds are reduced. Should conditions change and the Landfill is to remain closed in the afternoon, the City will advise residents through a Public Service Announcement and through Facebook and Twitter.
The City apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.
The city-wide snow maintenance program is on hold until further notice due to the cold weather Saskatoon is currently experiencing. With the recent unseasonable temperatures, the snow pack on roadways has become hard ice. Crews are having difficulty grading iced-packed roads properly under these cold weather conditions. The ice chunks that are being pushed to the side of the roadway are not staying in piles and are causing obstructions on the sidewalks.
CITY ADOPTS “AGRESSIVE APPROACH” FOR BRIDGE & OVERPASS SNOW CLEARING
The City has changed the way it clears snow from bridges and overpasses. This action follows concerns that on December 30, 2013, accumulated snow along the barriers on the Circle Drive North bridge aided an out of control vehicle to jump the barrier and fall into the river.
“The City is extremely thankful the woman involved in this incident was able to get to safety without major injury and it wishes her a quick recovery,” Pat Hyde, Director of Public Works says.
Given the recent power disruptions in Central and Eastern Canada, the Saskatoon Fire Department and the Emergency Measures Organization would like to remind everyone that in the event of loss of electrical power during cold weather requiring the use of an alternative source of power, the following key safety rules should be followed:
As Environment Canada forecasts, Saskatoon and area could face extreme gusts and sustained winds into this evening. Environment Canada also forecasts falling temperatures, which may affect road conditions.
The City anticipated, and was prepared for, a number of service disruptions or operational challenges.
The City is clearing and removing snow on certain high-density parking streets in a proactive response to minimize the potential for ruts developing and creating driving issues.
The City of Saskatoon (City) is pleased to invite independent artists or teams of artists to submit applications for its Placemaker Program that provides temporary public art to key commercial districts in Saskatoon.
Proposals may be two or three dimensional work, installations, interventions. or digital media, such as video projection; proposals may offer participatory experiences or include performance components.
Starting Thursday, January 9, 2014, crews will begin pruning trees on civic property in City Park as part of the City of Saskatoon’s (City) overall boulevard tree maintenance program. Varsity View will follow on Monday, January 13, 2014.