In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Saskatoon has reviewed all construction projects planned for 2020. It has been determined that the Clarence Avenue Water Main Replacement Project will proceed as planned, but with some modifications to the original planned construction area (see map). This work includes essential upgrades to existing infrastructure that, if delayed, could mean further, unplanned disruptions. The replacement of older water mains brings several benefits: Decreased susceptibility to breakage, failures and service disruptions Restoration of roadways, resulting in smooth ‘like new’ surfaces Replacement or rehabilitation of sidewalks within the work area To ensure the least amount of restrictions to driveway access and parking, construction will be phased:
Phase 1: o Clarence Avenue from 8th Street East to 12th Street East, including the intersection of Clarence Avenue and 12th Street East
Phase 2: o Clarence Avenue from 12th Street East to Colony Street
Phase 3: o Clarence Avenue from Colony Street to College Drive
Phase 4: o Temperance Street from Munroe Avenue to Wiggins Avenue o Munroe Avenue between Temperance Street and back lane of 1200 block of Temperance Street o Back Lane of 1200 block of Temperance Street o Wiggins Avenue between back lane of 1200 block of Temperance Street and Temperance Street
During this project, all lead water service connections and sewer service connections between College Drive and 8th Street East, and on the 1200 block of Temperance Street, will be replaced.
Councillor Cynthia Block will host a Virtual Block Party on June 4 at 7pm through Facebook Live to learn more about what is happening in your neighbourhood. The Mayor will also join our event to help answer your questions.
What’s on your mind? Let’s talk.
• Roads and Sidewalks • Taxes • Climate • Core Services • Safety • Something else? Submit your questions in advance at: bit.ly/ward6blockparty
To add a little Block Party flavour, the Mayor and Cynthia will each make a potluck dish, and make a contactless delivery following the event. All you have to do is share one of your favourite recipes in the event comments to be eligible for the draw. Cut off time to submit is 7pm on June 4.
Water Main and Lead Connection Replacement Project – Public Information Session Invitation
Earlier you were notified that during the 2020 construction season the City will be completing a water main and lead connection replacement project on Clarence Avenue between College Drive and 8th Street and on Aird Street between Clarence Avenue and Munroe Avenue. Since this notification, we have also added additional locations to this project which include:
Temperance Street from Clarence Avenue to Wiggins Avenue South;
The back lane of Aird Street and Temperance Street from Munroe Avenue to Wiggins Avenue South;
Munroe Avenue from Temperance Street to Aird Street.
The water main and lead connection replacement project scheduled in your neighbourhood this construction season will include the following improvements and will occur in phases in order to minimize the disruptions to residents:
Replacement of water mains;
Lead connection replacements;
Restoration of roadways, resulting in smooth, ‘like new’ road surfaces;
Rehabilitation of sidewalks.
For a detailed overview on the project and to have your questions answered, you are invited to attend a come and go public information session: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Albert Community Centre 610 Clarence Avenue 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
You are also encouraged to sign up to receive updates prior to and during the project. To sign up, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, address and contact information.
The Refinery is launching something new this fall, we hope that you can join us for A Thinker’s Tea Party!
A Thinker’s Tea Party is a community lecture series meant to gather community, offer an opportunity for us to broaden our understanding of wonderfully interesting topics, share tea and conversation.
The Refinery launches this initiative with ‘What is Islam?’ with Fachrizal Halim on Tuesday, September 17th, starting at 7:00 p.m. The Refinery is located at 609 Dufferin Avenue, at the corner of 12th Street East and Dufferin.
We look forward to seeing you at The Refinery this fall!
As a stakeholder in the future of Downtown and Nutana, we want to hear from you! The City of Saskatoon will be holding two Come & Go Engagement Sessions in both the Downtown and Nutana areas to provide information on the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, as well as additional information on the proposed Downtown All Ages and Abilities (AAA) Cycling Network. We want to work with you to ensure that the needs of everyone who uses Saskatoon’s roads are met.
These engagement sessions are an opportunity for you to review potential BRT routing and Downtown AAA Cycling Network options. We will listen to your comments and gather your input on preferences and considerations on both initiatives, prior to City Council deciding on these plans in early 2019. The proposed BRT routing options are shown below. Please consider attending an engagement session to have your say about the future of transportation in Saskatoon.
November 6, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Garden South Room – 90 22nd Street East. This location is wheelchair accessible.
November 8, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Anglican Church, Hasalam Hall (basement), 609 Dufferin Avenue. This location is wheelchair accessible. Parking will be available on the street and behind the building.
Come and join the Big Plans for a Little Park in Albert Recreation Unit at Clarence Ave. & 13th Street on Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to learn about the project so far, find out what we have yet to do, play on the new equipment, visit with your neighbours and see what’s poppin’.