The Saskatoon Freeway design team will be starting a two-week period of drilling on the slopes of the South Saskatchewan River on November 15. This work will give the team important geotechnical and sub-surface data as they prepare functional designs and cost estimates for the bridge crossing the South Saskatchewan River that will be part of the Saskatoon Freeway.
This drilling will also provide the design team with additional information to assess any riverbank slope stability issues that will have to be factored into bridge design.
Learn more about the bridge component of the Saskatoon Freeway.
River slope drilling will take place between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, in line with the City of Saskatoon’s noise bylaws. Drilling will also comply with all provincial environmental regulations. As the drilling is taking place outside of the high waterline on the riverbank, it is not subject to federal environmental/water use regulations.
To learn more about geotechnical work that’s part of the Saskatoon Freeway functional study, check out this blog from the summer of 2020.