The City of Saskatoon will spend $59 million in 2016 as part of the "Building Better Roads" road rehabilitation initiative first announced in 2013.
According to a city news release, the money will be spent on street sweeping, pothole patching, sidewalk rehabilitation, back lane upgrades, road construction and repair, and snow and ice management in Saskatoon. By summer 2016, the city plans to improve 212 kilometers of roads including Broadway Avenue, Circle Drive from the Idylwyld Drive overpass to 33rd Street, and College Drive between Preston Avenue and Central Avenue.
"We've made incredible progress over the past two years. We are on pace to exceed our initial three-year projection of 432 kilometres by 44 per cent as a result of improvements to various strategic processes," city of Saskatoon general manager of transportation and utilities Jeff Jorgenson said.
"Improving current road conditions and traffic flow is a significant portion of this construction season. Residents will also see further development in newer neighbourhoods, park development in seven neighbourhoods, new sound attenuation walls, new pathways, and sidewalk preservation," Jorgenson added.