Improvements to major Saskatoon intersection delayed until 2017

Improvements scheduled for the 51st Street and Warman Road intersection pushed back to 2017 by the City of Saskatoon. File / Global News

Improvements to one of Saskatoon’s major intersections will be pushed back until 2017.

City officials said work that was to start Tuesday at 51st Street and Warman Road will be delayed while they work with the contractor to reduce the impact on drivers during construction.

“As final construction phasing details came together, we identified opportunities to further improve the traffic flow at peak hours,” Angela Gardiner, the city’s director of transportation, said.

“This is one of the city’s busiest intersections and managing traffic flow carefully during construction is critical to maintaining safety and reducing delays.”

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Improvements planned for the intersection include the modification of the medians, adding left-turn bays and moving street lights.

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Traffic patterns at the intersection will be impacted by the north bridge project, which is scheduled to be complete in October 2018.

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