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In 1998, the Saskatoon Fire Department, in partnership with Public Health Services Saskatoon, launched a needle pick-up program. Over the past 20 years hundreds of thousands of discarded needles have been collected through the program, contributing to the safety and cleanliness of Saskatoon’s public spaces; close to 7,500 of which have been picked-up by Firefighters in 2018 alone.

November 20, 2018 - 4:00pm

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

NEW

CIRCLE DR NB CURB LANE CLOSED EAST OF GORDIE HOWE BRIDGE
(manhole access)
Start: November 21, 9:00 a.m. End: November 21, 2:00 p.m.

ONGOING

2ND AVE N SB PARKING & CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 24TH ST E TO 23RD ST E
(coring in manhole)
Start: November 20, 7:00 a.m. End: November 21, 6:00 p.m.

November 20, 2018 - 3:00pm

In addition to a new city-wide organics program, single-family households with curbside collection service will now have a choice in the size and cost of their waste carts. City Council voted in favour of implementing a variable rate waste utility. The previously approved city-wide organics program will be funded from property tax. Both programs are expected to launch in 2020.

November 19, 2018 - 5:42pm

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

NEW

1ST AVE N SB CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 25TH ST E TO 24TH ST E
(gas line servicing)
Start: November 20, 7:00 a.m. End: November 20, 5:00 p.m.

2ND AVE N SB PARKING & CURB LANE CLOSED FROM 24TH ST E TO 23RD ST E
(coring in manhole)
Start: November 20, 7:00 a.m. End: November 21, 6:00 p.m.

November 19, 2018 - 4:11pm

Saskatoon Transit is currently upgrading the onboard Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in its buses to enhance the delivery of real-time bus information. Riders using mobile and web apps may experience interruptions to real-time bus location information during this upgrade. This will not affect the ability to plan trips as the apps will continue to provide bus schedules and service alerts.

This implementation is expected to be complete in mid-December.  

Saskatoon Transit thanks you for your patience while this important upgrade is completed.

November 19, 2018 - 9:04am

Saskatoon Light and Power will be putting up holiday decorations on some city bridges on November 20th and 21st. Work will begin tomorrow on Broadway Bridge and continue Wednesday on University Bridge. Crews will be out between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to limit the impact to road users.  

This will be a moving work zone and will impact traffic in both directions during the course of each morning. Road users are reminded to slow down in work zones and be respectful of workers.

November 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Parking and lane restrictions will be in effect in the downtown area on Sunday for the Santa Claus Parade, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be no access to roads along the parade route within Idylwyld Drive, 23rd Street, 5th Avenue and 19th Street.

Road users are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their downtown destination, and to watch for extra people at crosswalks.

November 16, 2018 - 4:04pm

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

ONGOING

33RD ST W  CLOSED FROM KENSINGTON RD TO NEAULT RD
(water main installation)
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 21, 4:00 p.m.

NEAULT RD NB LANES CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(primary water main construction)
EB traffic maintained in SB lane
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 22, 4:00 p.m.

November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

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

NEW

COLLEGE DR EB CURB AND NEXT LANE CLOSED AT WIGGINS AVE N
(light pole base replacement)
Start: November 18, 7:00 a.m. End: November 18, 4:00 p.m.

LORNE AVE ROAD CLOSED FROM 8TH ST E TO 4TH ST E
(tree trimming)
Start: November 17, 8:00 a.m. End: November 17, 5:00 p.m.

ONGOING

November 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

Starting tomorrow morning, sections of Lorne Avenue will be closed between 4th and 8th streets for tree pruning. This work is expected to take one day to complete, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances. Intersections in this work zone will remain open while work is underway.

Winter is the optimal season to complete pruning as it provides better visibility and easier removal of dead and dying limbs. Winter pruning also reduces the risk of the spread of disease.

November 16, 2018 - 9:01am

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

ONGOING

33RD ST W CLOSED FROM KENSINGTON RD TO NEAULT RD
(water main installation)
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 21, 4:00 p.m.

NEAULT RD NB LANES CLOSED AT 33RD ST W
(primary water main construction)
EB traffic maintained in SB lane
Start: October 24, 11:00 a.m. End: November 22, 4:00 p.m.

November 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

Last week, members from Saskatoon’s host committee attended the 2018 Creative City Network of Canada’s Creative City Summit (Summit) in Mississauga, Ontario, to promote Saskatoon as next year’s Summit location to their colleagues across Canada.  This three-day conference for municipal cultural workers provided an opportunity for Saskatoon to share knowledge and highlight its dynamic arts and culture scene.

November 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

The City of Saskatoon continues undertaking improvements to its Transit shelters, bus stops, sidewalks and other related infrastructure.

Funded by the City and the Government of Canada, which invested $5.3 million through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund toward these projects, this work will ultimately help better connect people to this important local transportation network. In Saskatchewan, the federal PTIF program is administered by the provincial government.  

November 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Lakewood Civic Centre undergoes regular maintenance to ensure the safety and enjoyment of its patrons.  This year, the facility will be closed for its annual maintenance from Monday, November 26 to Sunday, December 16, 2018.  All programs will be cancelled during this time.  Regularly scheduled programming will resume on Monday, December 17, 2018.  The Cliff Wright Branch Library will remain open.

Patrons are encouraged to attend any of the following five leisure centres:

November 15, 2018 - 9:00am

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

NEW

QUEEN ST CLOSED FROM 4TH AVE N TO 5TH AVE N
(water line insulation)
Start: November 15, 9:00 a.m. End: November 15, 9:00 p.m.

ONGOING

COLLEGE DR SPEED REDUCTION FROM MCKERCHER DR TO MCORMOND DR
(ditch trenching)
Start: November 14, 8:00 a.m. End: November 15, 5:00 p.m.

November 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

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