The City of Saskatoon says near perfect construction weather and few unexpected issues have combined to create a smooth construction season so far.
Director of Construction and Design, Celene Anger, says road and sidewalk work is about 90 per cent complete and if the weather continues the way it has, they expect to wrap up about 20 per cent more work than was outlined for the season.
Weather was also a boon to the Circle Drive-over-33rd-Street northbound overpass which wrapped up 5 weeks ahead of schedule.
Anger says whether the city will try and execute more projects than planned is dependent on what was budgeted and if it’s the type of work that can be started at the end of the season and carried into the next year.
This season, the City has filled more than 99 hundred potholes, 95 per cent of back lane grading is complete, about 70 per cent of the water and sewer work has been finished, 183 kilometres of 206 kilometres in planned roadway improvements is complete. The McOrmand interchange is still targeted to open in October 2018 as are the new Traffic Bridge and the Chief Mistawasis Bridge.