City Council is investing over $61 million in 2019 for rehabilitation, maintenance and operations to make more of Saskatoon’s streets, bridges and sidewalks, smoother, safer and longer-lasting. The City’s plan is aimed at repair, but also reducing congestion and coordinating the improvement of the century-old water and sewer infrastructure underneath the road.
The two interchanges set to be fully complete this summer at College Drive and McOrmond Drive and at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 are already improving the way people move around our city.
387 properties in City Park and Riversdale are getting water main replacements and/or connection work, smooth “like new” roads and new or renewed sidewalks. This will mean fewer breaks or failures, better water pressure and less risk of contaminants in the water supply.
This year, the City is improving 183 lane kilometres of roads. Other major improvements include:
- Rehabilitation of Sid Buckwold Bridge
- Resurfacing of westbound lanes on College Drive from the city limits to the Canadian Pacific Rail overpass
- Resurfacing of Circle Drive from the Millar Avenue intersection to the Circle Drive North Bridge
- Resurfacing a southern section of Boychuk Drive and parts of Kenderdine Road
Along with better project coordination, such as sidewalk and roadway overhauls being done at the same time and continuing construction overnight when possible, the City has also adopted a new purchasing policy that allows for the hiring of the best company for the job based on experience, qualifications and construction plan, not just the lowest bid.
We appreciate everyone’s patience during construction. We know it can be a real ‘pain in the asphalt.’