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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

On March 19, 2020, the City decided to close public access to City Hall and all City buildings, including fire stations, leisure facilities, attractions and Saskatoon Public Library locations. While we are closed to the public, our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

2020 Water Main Replacement Program

During the 2020 construction season (May–October), the City will continue to replace water mains and lead pipes in various neighbourhoods.

The replacement of older water mains brings several benefits:

  • Decreased susceptibility to breakage, failures and service disruptions
  • Reduction in the risk of contaminants
  • Restoration of roadways, resulting in smooth ‘like new’ surfaces
  • Replacement or rehabilitation of sidewalks within the work area

The following projects are a priority for the City this year in order to ensure continued water quality, improved water flow, and a decrease in the number of water main breaks.

8th Street Water Main Replacement Project

This summer (exact dates to be determined), the City will replace over 700 meters of water mains under the east bound lanes of 8th Street between Sommerfeld Avenue and Arlington Avenue. Work will happen in phases:

Phase 1: Campbell Avenue to Arlington Avenue (timeline: approximately 47 days)
Phase 2: Sommerfeld Avenue to Preston Avenue (timeline: approximately 33 days)
Phase 3: Preston Avenue to Campbell Avenue (timeline: approximately 20 days)

During each phase, the east bound lanes will be closed to traffic and the west bound lanes will be turned into two way traffic (west bound and east bound). Customers will be able to access businesses within the work zones by using 7th Street. 

Residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up to receive project updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, e-mail constructionupdates@saskatoon.ca and provide your name, address and contact information.

Caswell Hill Water Main Replacement Project

Water mains and lead service connections in Caswell Hill will be replaced in the following locations this year:

  • 26th Street West from Avenue E N to Avenue B North
  • Bedford Road from Avenue F North to Avenue E North
  • 27th Street West from Avenue E North to Idylwyld Drive North
  • 28th Street West from Avenue H North to Idylwyld Drive North
  • Avenue E North from 25th Street West to 29th Street West

The 2020 timelines for the beginning of construction are being determined but in the meantime, residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up to receive project updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, e-mail constructionupdates@saskatoon.ca and provide your name, address and contact information.

Clarence Avenue Water Main Replacement Project

The Clarence Avenue Water Main Replacement Project will be completed in phases. The street will not be fully closed at once but detours will be in place in the area where work is underway.

The 2020 timelines for the beginning of construction are being determined but in the meantime, residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up to receive project updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, e-mail constructionupdates@saskatoon.ca and provide your name, address and contact information.

Riversdale Water Main Replacement Project

Phase 2 of the Riversdale Water Main and Lead Service Line Replacement Project will begin in the spring and wrap up by fall at the following locations:

  • Avenue G South from 16th Street West to 20th Street West
  • 17th Street West from Spadina Crescent West to Avenue H South

The exact date for the beginning of construction is being determined but in the meantime, residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up to receive project updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, e-mail constructionupdates@saskatoon.ca and provide your name, address and contact information.

*Please note all project scopes and start dates are subject to change.