Saskatoon’s North Commuter Parkway and Traffic Bridge project is on schedule to be completed in October 2018.
Dan Willems, the city’s director of major projects, gave a progress update Tuesday at the North Commuter Parkway Bridge.
“There’s been significant progress on the bridge on the east half,” he said. “The final river pier, the east pier, has been constructed and all the structure steel has been erected.”
Once finished, the commuter parkway will connect the Marquis industrial area with University Heights.
To do that, some roads are changing. According to Willems, it’s been a productive summer with work continuing on the twinning and reconstruction of Central Avenue, north of Attridge Drive.
New road construction to extend Central Avenue and McOrmond Drive to connect to the parkway is also going as planned. Work to replace the Traffic Bridge is progressing as well.
“All the truss work is complete and work on the bridge deck is ongoing,” Willems said.
When the Traffic Bridge is finished it will be able to accommodate 20,000 vehicles per day and have wider lanes to allow for emergency vehicles and reduce collisions.