City crews will be installing durable pavement markings on 22nd Street between 3rd and 5th avenues overnight tonight (mon). The work is expected to be completed tonight. These markings can last between 7 and 10 years. There will be warnings signs and lights to advise drivers of the work. Motorists are reminded to reduce speeds in work zones.
If you noted the signs announcing a road closure on Lorne Avenue, you don’t have a plan a new commute just yet. The City of Saskatoon says the planned water main connection work for this area is being rescheduled and it is expected the signage will be removed until such time as the work is more imminent.
As of today (mon), the Circle Drive southbound ramp to 8th Street will be reduced to one lane for seven weeks. Two primary water main inspections will be taking place under the ramp. During the work, access from Circle Drive southbound to 8th Street will be maintained, but a section of the ramp will be reduced to one lane, so traffic exiting from Circle Drive southbound onto 8th Street may extend onto Circle drive during peak traffic times. Drivers will still be able to turn left or right onto 8th Street. Speeds will be reduced to 60 km/hr. The fine for speeding in a work zone is $440 for driving 20 km/hr over the speed limit and $1,008 when speeds reach 40 km/hr over the limit. The work will impact Transit routes. You can get details at saskatoontransit.ca or on the mobile app called, “Transit.”
Today (Mon) is the first day for the 11th Street pedestrian tunnel below Idylwyld Drive to be closed for major repair work. The north and southbound median lanes of Idylwyld Drive above the tunnel will also be closed. This tunnel was built in 1966 and requires walkway, curb, railing and concrete repairs.
The City expects the repairs will take up to 3 weeks.