Saskatoon roads saw unprecedented construction in 2015

SASKATOON – The City of Saskatoon is touting a record-setting year for roadwork, after 220 lane kilometers of road were resurfaced in 2015. In total, $53 million was spent to fix up and maintain roads in the city, according to Saskatoon’s general manager of transportation and utilities, Jeff Jorgenson.

Last year, the city spent $50 million on roads, compared to $33 million in 2013.

“One of the huge successes, from our perspective this year, was the University Bridge project,” Jorgenson said.

The bridge work was finished a month ahead of schedule, he added.

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“We know that there’s a lot more work to do. Our intention for 2016 and beyond is to actually have as aggressive a program as we had this year and last year,” Jorgenson said.

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About 163,000 potholes were repaired over the summer, using approximately 2,845 tonnes of asphalt, according to the city.

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