A busy stretch of road in Saskatoon will soon be in full construction mode.
The city says the entire northbound part of the Circle Drive overpass at 33rd Street will undergo major repairs for two-and-a-half months starting Tuesday.
That means the freeway will be down to one lane for drivers heading north, but won’t affect those going south.
“The northbound structure over 33rd Street was built in the 1990s,” said Todd Grabowski, manager of asset preservation for bridges, in a news release.
“During the city’s annual deck testing program, we could see that it is at an age where proactive work is necessary to ensure it continues to serve its purpose for years to come.”
The project will include removing and replacing asphalt, along with repairs to the deck and expansion joint.
The city anticipates a significant number of drivers will use alternate routes, so it will adjust traffic signals to accommodate those detouring or exiting off the northbound ramp at 33rd Street.
Every day, around 20,000 vehicles pass over the northbound lanes of Circle Drive at 33rd Street.