Saskatoon Interchange Project Site Work Underway
For immediate release: March 13, 2017
Construction on two new interchanges in Saskatoon starts this spring - at McOrmond Drive and College Drive and at Boychuk Drive and Highway 16. Site work and the relocation of utilities adjacent to each intersection is currently underway and construction begins in June. In the meantime, transportation plans for each location are in development.
“Commuters will begin feeling the impact of construction in June, and one of the ways we are going to minimize the impact is by maintaining a dual left turning lane from College onto McOrmond,” says Dan Willems, Director of Major Projects and Preservation. “Transportation plans also include the construction of detour roads at each interchange site and recommending alternative routes.”
Through a procurement process, PCL Construction Management Inc. was chosen to design and build both interchanges, which will also include pedestrian and cyclist paths/walkways.
The McOrmond Drive and College Drive interchange is expected to open in the fall of 2018 and the Boychuk Drive and Highway 16 interchange will open in 2019.
For more information on the Saskatoon Interchange Project, including background, FAQs, and upcoming Public Information Sessions, please visit Saskatoon.ca/interchanges.
Know before you go! Plan your route around road work by checking our Road Restrictions and Construction Projects interactive map. Find traffic detour information and subscribe to Traffic Detour Service Alerts at saskatoon.ca/service-alerts. You can also follow us on Twitter @YXEServiceAlert.
Thank you to everyone who came out to ECPCA day in the park on Saturday. We had a fabulous turnout and appreciated visits from Mayor Atchison and MLA Eric Olauson. Thank you to the ECPCA Board members who helped with the event with special thanks to our Special Events Coordinator Elizabeth Robertson and Indoor Coordinator Corinne Harms. Our youth put on a great Business Expo that resulted in a donation to the Children's Discovery Museum.
Winners of the Prizes for Day in the Park were:
Sobeys fruit basket: Scott
Aspire Dance/Twelve Strings Studio: Adileh, Cara, Donna
La Bamba: Cecilia, Lori
It's a Dog's Life: Cara
Vanity (haircut & style by Shelley): Mary Jane
Boychuk Dental - donated a tablet - Sasha
The East College Park Community Association is looking for Volunteers to help Organize Indoor activities (twice a year). There are many great people on the board to assist your learning process so please do not feel you need to be an accountant or gym teacher to help out!:) This is an exciting time as we launch online registration with hopes to cut down volunteer time even more.
ECPCA meetings are only once a month (usually the first Thurs of each month at 8pm). Once you've been on the board for 12 months, your child(ren) enroll in East College Park activities for 1/2 the cost! Registration is twice a year and a small commitment of your time. If you have any questions or are even thinking about helping, please contact our ECPCA President, Donna Parker, at 306-373-3563