City Plan 2016 Major Construction Projects

News Release

City Plans 2016 Major Construction Projects

For immediate release: February 3, 2016

Four major infrastructure projects are planned for the 2016 construction season.  Extensive rehabilitation work will take place on Broadway Avenue between the Broadway Bridge and 8th Street; rehabilitation is planned for the Ruth Street overpass on Idylwyld Drive; functional improvements will be made at Attridge Drive and Central Avenue; and work will continue on the Victor Road Interchange at Highway 11.

“The plan for 2016 is to continue to improve the functionality, condition and longevity of Saskatoon’s infrastructure to ensure these corridors can serve the residents and visitors of Saskatoon better and well into the future,” says Mike Gutek, Director of Major Projects. “To achieve these goals, there will be some traffic impacts and disruption to residents and businesses. The City is working diligently to minimize these impacts as much as possible through measures like traffic planning, early communication, site rental fees, and night work when appropriate.”

Each project will include the necessary traffic restrictions and detours to ensure the work can be completed safely. The impacts may include the closure of Broadway Bridge for approximately one week, detours and restrictions along Broadway Avenue, and reducing traffic to one lane in each direction on the Ruth Street overpass. Transportation planning has been carried out to ensure these projects do not have a cumulative traffic effect in any one area of the city.

The major repairs and improvements planned for 2016 will have impacts on residents, businesses, and commuters. The City has been working with stakeholders to ensure those immediately affected can plan appropriately for the impacts of these projects. Once this summer’s construction calendar is finalized, the City will outline the impacts to various commuting routes, and provide route options.

“Results from the 2015 Civic Services Survey indicate residents feel roads and sidewalks are by far the most important issue facing the city as well as infrastructure in general,” says Gutek. “We’ve made some great progress through the Building Better Roads program over the past two years and we will continue to build on that success.”

A report outlining the four major projects and the anticipated traffic restrictions will be presented to SPC on Transportation on Tuesday, February 9.

For more City of Saskatoon Public Service Announcements, News Releases, Traffic Detours and Service Alerts, visit saskatoon.ca or connect with the City of Saskatoon on Twitter and Facebook.

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Let It Glow! Westview’s Festive Decor Challenge

TIME TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FESTIVELY DECORATED HOME!

Vote on Facebook by liking the photo of the home you think is the most festive!

Here are the contestants!

Richardson Road

“Buddies in the North Pole” on Richardson Road

Richardson Road “Buddies in the North Pole” featuring new fancy projector bulbs and cute blow ups of all the favorite Christmas Charactures

True Meaning of Christmas

“True Meaning of Christmas” on Peterson Court

Peterson Court “True Meaning of Christmas” featuring a nativity scene surrounded by beautiful Christmas lights

 

Star on Ave Y

“A Star, way up high” on Avenue Y

Ave Y “A Star, way up high!” featuring a star 25 feet up in the sky looking over the community. An annual Westview Favorite.

 

Candy Cane Lane

“Candy Cane Lane” on Richardson Road

Richardson Road “Candy Cane Lane features tastey holiday treats all the way up to the house

Holiday Cheer

“Holiday Cheer” on Richardson Road

Richardson Road “Holiday Cheer” features festive icicle lights and giant holiday weath above the door for an especilly welcoming entrance

Into the Woods

“Into the Woods” on Richardson Road

Richardson Road “Into the Woods” features beautiful evergreen lights and projector light for a beautiful night sky effect

 

 

 

It’s time to get festive and have some fun decorating your house in Westview!

 

Submit a photo of your house or your neighbors house who has the most wicked lights and festive décor!

Photos should be submitted to westviewheightscommunity@gmail.com or via facebook! Before December 21st to be entered to win one of 3 prizes. Late entries will also be accepted.

Photos will be judged via FACEBOOK! The most “likes” will win the top prize!

Prizes will be awards January 6th 2016

WHCA Turkey Bingo

P1040392.JPGThank you to everyone who attended the Westview Heights Turkey Bingo on Fri Nov 27th in the Caroline Robins School GYM.

Attendance was about 140 people!

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Westview Heights Community Association volunteers ran the event, donated some great gift baskets and ran the concession! Thanks to all our hard working and talented volunteers.

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A special thanks to our prize donors

Wendy King – Winter Gift Basket

Sheri Stcrosta – Tool Set from Peavey Mart

Harley Kradovill (Prairie Pride and Painting) – Tim Hortons Prize

Brian McAllaster & 4-H – Wood Wising Well

Lorien Loweberg – Droolin’ Devil Find Foods Hot Sauce

Westview Heights Community Association – Lotto Boards, wine baskets, cookies and movie pass package

We had some very happy Turkey winners tonight!

Rose Bailey

Tanice Clarke

Garnet Robinson

Helen Hrycan

Linda Hession

Mary Snatinsky

Meghan Holben

Quinton Flamont

Jody Buckley

Melanie Ewen

Pearl Gardiner – Black Out Winner! $197.00

Albert Genaillo

 

WHCA Newsletter

Westview Heights Community uses the community newsletter as a way to keep in touch with the people residing in Westview. In the newsletter there is information about Caroline Robins School, Community fitness and leisure opportunities, the community rink and social activities happening in the neighborhood. There is also an opportunity for companies to advertise.

Find copies of our past newsletters by clicking on the link below
Fall 2015
Winter 2014-2015
winter 2014

Newsletter Advertising

Do you have a company or offer a service? Would advertising in the community newsletter be the perfect fit for your organization? We are now accepting advertisements for our Fall Newsletter!!

Newletter

Deadline for Newsletter Advertisements is Friday August 7 2015
Our Newsletter will be distributed between August 17 – August 31 by our volunteer newsletter carriers.
 Business Card $30
¼ Page $40
1/3 Page $50
½ Page $65
Full Page $100
 
There is a discount for past advertisers of 5$ for a continuous Ad
 
Please send your ads to use via e-mail
westviewheightscommunity@gmail.com

Culture Day in the Park Committee Meeting

Westview Culture Day in the Park 2015 will be happening on Saturday September 26th.

The purpose of the event is to celebrate art and culture in our community and of course building relationships with each other.

The first committee meeting for this years event will take place on

Thursday April 16th at 7:30PM

Please contact us if you wish to join the committee and attend the meeting and we will give you the location.

westviewheightscommunity@gmail.com

Westview Culture Day in the Park 2014 (115)

WHCA Turkey Spr-Bingo!

The WHCA Turkey Spr-Bingo was a huge success raising about $1,000.00 to go towards Westview Community projects.

 

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Congratulations to the Turkey winners!

Murray Harelkin
Joshua Neufeldt
Patti Bridgewater
Melanie Gallagher
Katie Reid
Troy Robinson
Gordon Remus
Maureen Nowselski
Hunter Mayers
Lora Cameron
Val Stevenson
Lyssa Martin
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Thank you to the Westview Heights Community Association volunteers who organized this fun family event.

Also thank to our prize donors

Myra Kirk – Realty Executives

Ron Villeneuve – Quality Hearing Centres

Brian McAlaster – 4-H

Samantha Frank – Nail Technician

Westview Heights Community Association