Roads News

A car slipped up onto the divider in the eastbound lane of Circle Drive North on Tuesday morning.

Drivers report poor visibility, slippery conditions Tuesday morning

By 650 CKOM March 7, 2017 - 7:46am Updated: March 7, 2017 - 7:46am

With a blowing snow warning in effect Tuesday morning, drivers were experiencing tough conditions on the highways around Saskatoon.   Several callers reported poor visibility...

Environment Canada issued extreme cold warnings for the entire province of Saskatchewan for the morning of Jan. 12, 2016.

Travel advisories lifted, extreme cold warnings remain in effect for Sask.

By 650 CKOM January 12, 2017 - 6:13am Updated: January 12, 2017 - 11:12am

Highways around Saskatoon were clearing early Thursday morning following a brutal Wednesday night on the roads.

Blowing snow Wednesday night caused near whiteout...

The City of Saskatoon is set to begin using a mixture of salt and magnesium meant to help de-ice roads in extreme cold temperatures.

Saskatoon approves chemical for city-wide use on roads

By 650 CKOM December 20, 2016 - 4:47pm Updated: December 20, 2016 - 4:47pm

Winter driving is about to change in Saskatoon with the city rolling out a new mixture of salt and magnesium.   Director of Roadways and Operations Brandon Harris said the mix...

An interchange has been approved for the intersection of Boychuk Drive and Highway 16.

The interchanges are coming: Saskatoon city council picks builder for two projects

By 650 CKOM November 28, 2016 - 4:09pm Updated: November 29, 2016 - 11:35am

Saskatoon city council has picked a builder for a pair of long-awaited interchanges.   In a vote Monday, councillors approved a bid from PCL Construction Management Inc. to...

(left) James Keyworth, 5, hanging out with the City of Saskatoon crew that swept his street on June 10, 2016

'This is the best day of my entire life, ever': Saskatoon boy thrilled to meet city crew

By Bryn Levy June 13, 2016 - 3:31pm Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:20pm

A little boy from Saskatoon is still buzzing after he got to meet his heroes.

Tiffany Keyworth said her five-year-old son James is a big fan of the city crews that clear...

The city says work on Broadway Avenue is ahead of schedule.

Broadway Bridge to reopen 4 p.m. Thursday

By 650 CKOM June 1, 2016 - 5:07pm Updated: June 2, 2016 - 11:46am

The Broadway Bridge will be shut down for lane marking at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The city announced that the move comes as part of the summer-long project to fix water mains...

Pothole patching up 50 per cent, street sweep ahead of schedule

By Lasia Kretzel April 21, 2016 - 5:42pm Updated: April 21, 2016 - 5:42pm

Saskatoon city crews have patched 50 per cent more potholes this spring compared to the same amount of time last year.

Since the start of patching 10 days ago, crews...

City touts improved roads

By 650 CKOM April 14, 2016 - 4:10pm Updated: April 14, 2016 - 4:10pm

The City of Saskatoon is promoting the results of extra money being spent on roads..   The Building Better Roads program started in 2014, the first year funds becane available...

Cover of the notice of the rehabilitaion work.

Idlwyld Drive over Ruth Street overpass rehabilitation

By Jay Thomas April 9, 2016 - 8:45am Updated: April 9, 2016 - 8:45am

Starting May 2 rehabilitation begins on the 50-year-old, four-lane concrete overpass on Idlwyld Drive freeway that spans the intersection of Lorne Avenue and Ruth Street.

Saskatoon will have up to eight trucks per shift working to cold patch potholes. Hot asphalt mix is expected to be available by May.

City of Saskatoon moves snow-clearing workers to pothole patching

By Bryn Levy March 10, 2016 - 5:41pm Updated: March 10, 2016 - 5:41pm

The city of Saskatoon is diverting workers to cold-patching potholes in light of warmer weather.

With temperatures expected to hit the double digits over the weekend,...

A Pothole on Regina's Victoria Avenue.

Pothole repairs starting early for Regina crews

By Kevin Martel February 9, 2016 - 12:49pm Updated: February 9, 2016 - 1:00pm

The lack of snow Regina has received this winter could really pay off for drivers come the spring.

The mild temperatures have allowed city maintenance crews to focus...

Four major infrastructure projects are slated to move ahead during the 2016 construction season in Saskatoon.

City of Saskatoon announces 2016 road work plans

By Bryn Levy February 3, 2016 - 5:55pm Updated: February 4, 2016 - 10:56am

There may be snow still on the ground, but the city of Saskatoon is already planning for the spring and summer construction season.   Officials announced Wednesday that four...