Traffic Advisory 51st Street Railway Crossing

A Ward 5 Update from Randy Donauer: Good day all:

After a number of discussions with CN, we have reached an agreement that the 51st Street Railway crossing will be repaired April 13-15 (Friday-Sunday), with work beginning at 9:00 am Friday morning.  This will be a major repair, so there will be a full road closure at that location for at least 3 days.  Public notices, warnings and detour signs will be going up this week. During construction, traffic will be diverted down Faithful and Millar to 71st Street.  This work was originally scheduled to be done in 2011, but the project was delayed.

The City of Saskatoon cannot repair railway crossings on our own, as they are the property of the railway.  We must negotiate with them, and coordinate a time for them to do the work.

Please avoid this area during the construction period, especially during rush hour on Friday.  When possible, plan a different route.  Traffic on the north end will be quite ugly next weekend, but it will be nice to have that railway crossing redone.

We are still negotiating with CN to finish the new crossing on Marquis Drive, in the Marquis Industrial area.  The new roads are done and paved... we are just waiting for the crossing to be installed so we can open up the road.

- Randy Donauer City Councillor Ward 5