The City of Saskatoon has crews out microsurfacing roadways. The city says that the treatment preserves the roadway without the cost and inconvenience of full road replacement. It’s applied to weathered or worn surfaces that are structurally sound. Celene Anger, Director of Construction and Design says, “It appears kind of rough and pebbly immediately after application but, over time, it wears into a smooth and structurally sound surface.” Microsurfacing is being carried out at about 70 locations this year. Most of those are residential areas but it will also take place on sections of the Sid Buckwold Bridge, Idylwyld Drive and 51st Street. It will happen at night in those locations where the noise won’t disrupt residents.