Construction and Major City Projects

Keep up to date with all the various projects that are happening within Yorkton. New and restorative construction helps keep our city's infrastructure running (with roads, sidewalks, underground pipes, etc.). Approved city budgets guide our major city projects.

2020 projects

Construction projects are dependent on the weather and may change without notice.

City Operations Centre construction
Project description

The City will be combining the six existing Public Works and Parks sites spread across the City into two:

  • A main operations building
  • A fleet storage building
  • Plus fencing around the stockpile site

Start date: May 10, 2020

Estimated close date: September 2021

Deer Park Golf Course Clubhouse conceptual planning

Project description

In 2019 the City of Yorkton conducted an Indoor Recreation Facility feasibility study with aodbt Architecture and Interior Design. In addition to the replacement of the Kinsmen Arena, the Deer Park Clubhouse was also identified as being a facility that has reached, or is nearing, the end of its useful life. As a result, City Council has tasked administration with developing a concept plan and a high level cost estimate for replacing the existing Clubhouse.

Dracup Avenue pedestrian bridge and pathway - Completed

Project description

Construction of the following:

  • A pedestrian bridge over the drainage ditch across from Dracup Avenue
  • A pathway from Broadway to Smith Street will extend via the bridge north past Parkland College to Collacott Drive

Start date: May 2020

Close date: September 14, 2020

For more information, please contact: The Engineering department at 306-786-1710

Gallagher Centre renewal project

Project description

In 2018 the City of Yorkton began a planning exercise to explore rehabilitation and enhancements to the recreation infrastructure that serves our community, with a focus on the replacement of the Kinsmen Arena.

In October of 2019, Council directed administration to develop a design for a second ice facility that would be attached to the Gallagher Centre and advance to the Pre-Design step of the process. The Pre-Design step moves from a high level conceptual plan to a more detailed design, including specific layouts of spaces and details. The hope was to obtain more accurate costing from a more detailed design.

A community engagement process was implemented to help gain input and provide feedback to Administration and the Consultant team. This included:

  1. Input sessions were conducted with regular users of the Kinsmen Arena.
  2. Virtual input sessions with users to continue with the design process through the pandemic.
  3. Presentations with Council.
  4. A Virtual Open House of the proposed design was placed on YouTube and a digital feedback process was available for one month after the videos were posted.

For more information 

Highway 9 bridge - Completed

Project description

Permanent asphalt surfacing for the Highway 9 bridge. The bridge was part of the 2019 North Storm Channel and Highway 9 Bridge project. Due to the onset of cold weather, the roadbed of the bridge deck was not completed in 2019.

For more information, please contact: The Engineering department at 306-786-1710

Highway 9 resurfacing 
Project description

Provincial Highways Department resurfacing Highway 9 through the city:

  • King Street to Queen Street 
    • Completed
  • Darlington Overpass to the Highway 9 Bridge
    • Starting Thursday, September 24
    • Two way traffic will be maintained except for a short period when the intersection is being repaved and detours will be in place.   

For more information, please contact: Provincial Highways Department

Mayhew and Darlington reconstruction (including roundabout)
Project description

Reconstruction of:

  • Darlington Street from Dracup Avenue to Mayhew Avenue
  • Mayhew from Morrison Drive south to Darlington Street
  • New round roundabout at the intersection of Darlington Street and Mayhew Avenue

Start date: June 1, 2020

Impact to you

Phase 1 - Completed

Phase 2 - Completed

The Roundabout opened September 21, 2020 and includes pedestrian light crossings due to the proximity to nearby schools and the Gloria Hayden Community Centre.  Detours will continue for traffic on Darlington Street west from the intersection, as work is underway on Phase 3 of this project.  

Phase 3

Darlington Street between Franko Drive and Dracup Avenue remains closed. The detour route will divert traffic south from the roundabout at Dracup Avenue and Darlington Street to Broadway Street east, then north on Mayhew Avenue.

For more information, please contact: Public Works at 306-786-1760

New landfill bridge

Project description

Gravel and cleanup work remaining to complete the project. 

Start date: September, 2019

For more information, please contact: Environmental Services department at 306-786-2470 or the Engineering department at 306-786-1710.

Traffic signal replacement – Broadway and Fourth Avenue intersection

Project description

The Streets lights at the intersection of Broadway Street and Fourth Avenue are being upgraded and Broadway Street will need to be closed for up to four days from October 13 through October 16 while this work is underway. Detours will be in place, please slow down and follow the signage.

Start date: October 13, 2020

Close date: October 16, 2020

Detour Map

Detour map for vehicles

 

York Road Water Main Replacement - Completed
Project description

The water main under York Road between Third Avenue and Second Avenue was replaced. The work area will extend from Betts Avenue to Fourth Avenue. Water and sewer was also installed at the new City Operations Centre on York Road.

Start date: June 8, 2020

Close date: August 23, 2020

For more information, please contact: The Public Works department at 306-786-176

Whitesand Drive – storm relief line

Project description

On Whitesand Drive from Pheasant Cove (south entrance) to York Road east:

  • Underground storm water pipes will be upgraded
  • Sewer pipes will be replace
  • Drainage ditch and landscaping will be completed

Start date: May 2019

For more information, please contact: Engineering department at 306-786-1710

  • Access Transit bus replacement
  • Cemetery storage building - Completed
  • Circlebrooke water main replacement - Completed
  • Drainage repair on Bailey Drive to Wallace Avenue
  • Gladstone roundabout resurfacing project - Completed
  • Knights of Columbus Park – pathway paving
  • Sewer replacement on Roslyn Street (between King and High Street)
  • Silver Heights park – pathway paving
  • Traffic signal pole replacement – Broadway and Fourth Avenue intersection
  • Waterpark dehumidification

Ongoing Projects

  • Asphalt paving program – throughout the City based on condition assessment
  • Curb and sidewalk replacement program – throughout the City based on condition assessment
  • General pothole and frost boil repairs

Past Projects

 Past Projects

 

2019 projects

  • Broadway street overlay (Year two of two)
  • Paving Highway 9 south service road - Soak Zone
  • Darlington Street overpass rehabilitation
  • North sewer systems upgrade
  • Highway 9 north service road reconstruction - SGI
  • Airport runway rehabilitation
  • Circlebrooke water main replacements – Phase 1 completed

2018 projects

  • Street lights and gravel – Ball Road
  • Broadway Street overlay (Year one and two)
  • Airport apron rehabilitation
  • Gravel roads paving – York Road east
  • Traffic signal pole replacement – Broadway and Dracup intersection
  • Ukrainian Pioneer park development
  • Deer Park – New #8 green

2017 projects

  • Highway 9 and Broadway Street intersection reconstruction
  • Broadway Street west – Highway 10 with Provincial Government
  • Smith Street reconstruction – Dracup to Highway 9
  • Smith Street reconstruction – Seventh Avenue to Dracup
  • Darlington Street reconstruction - Design
  • Silver Heights park improvements
  • Well 9 and 10 improvements