University Bridge Closure Information
YOUR BRIDGE TO A HASSLE-FREE COMMUTE THIS SUMMER.
During the University Bridge closure, Saskatoon Transit buses will be able to travel in and out of the downtown without delays all summer long. Complete information about the University Bridge Rehabilitation Project, including the history, scope of work, and answers to frequently asked questions, at saskatoon.ca/universitybridge.
Saskatoon Transit has a priority lane across the bridge during the closure. This means that all regular routes will continue uninterrupted with no schedule changes required.
Saskatoon Transit has established Direct Express Routes to access the downtown for residents of Willowgrove via route 104 and Kenderdine via route 180 during weekdays for a quick and easy commute.
Route 104 - Willowgrove Downtown Express
Route 180 - Kenderdine Downtown Express
A Shuttle Service (#200) will run every 15 minutes between the Downtown Terminal and Place Riel at the University of Saskatchewan using the single lane for authorized vehicles on University Bridge.
Full closure of the University Bridge (including the single lane for authorized vehicles) will occur on approximately 6 to 8 weekends throughout the summer. In this case, the Shuttle Service (#200) will run an express route via the Broadway Bridge.
Visit the Trip Planner to plan your route
NOTE: the Trip Planner will not include routing information for the alternate shuttle via Broadway that runs on full closure weekends
Shuttle route when one lane on University Bridge is open for authorized vehicles (incl. Transit)
Shuttle route when University Bridge is fully closed to traffic (incl. Transit) –
Express route stopping only at Place Riel, Broadway/12th, and Downtown Terminal
*During full closure weekends, some Transit users will be directed to use an alternate stop either across the street or down the block. Customer service agents will be on-hand to assist Transit riders throughout the summer, and standard Transit redirect signage will be posted at any impacted stops.
Transit Shuttle Service – FAQs
Q: Are Transit buse able to continue using Univeristy Bridge during the closure?
A: Transit buses will continue to cross the University Bridge as usual between Monday and Friday. On , Transit will offer a shuttle service (#200) every 15 minutes between the Downtown Terminal and Place Riel (University of Saskatchewan). The University Bridge will be closed to all vehicles, including Transit, for approximately 6 to 8 weekends during summer 2015 to conduct work that extends over all bridge lanes. During these weekends, the Transit shuttle (#200) between the Downtown Terminal and Place Riel will continue via Broadway Bridge.
Atransit.saskatoon.ca/bridge or by following any of the following City social media accounts:Transit customers can check to see if the alternate shuttle via Broadway is in effect by visiting either
- City Facebook (Saskatoon City News)
- City Twitter (@cityofsaskatoon)
- City Twitter Service Alerts (@YXEServiceAlert)
- Transit Twitter (@stoontransit)
Additionally, Customer Service agents will be out assisting Transit riders and standard redirect signage will be posted at any impacted stops. It’s important to note that, in order to avoid undue confusion, the online Transit Trip Planner will not include routing information for the alternate shuttle via Broadway.
New Trip Planning and Tracking Tools
Been a while since you've ridden the bus? Our new website makes it easy to find the best route for you. With the launch of our new website, we've added a number of new features:
• Mobile-friendly website
- Enhanced trip planning tools
• Real-time bus tracking
Real-time tracking for mobile
Trip planning for mobile
Trip planning and real-time bus tracking for desktop