Roadwork to allow for further construction of the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan has begun at Royal University Hospital.

On October 20, crews were on site, removing portions of the meridians on Hospital Drive. The removal will allow Saskatoon Health Region some flexibility when it comes to traffic entrance routes to the hospital.  The treed portions of the meridians will stay where they are.

Crews use machines to dig up road.

Crews were out removing portions of the meridians on Hospital Drive around Royal University Hospital on October 20. The removals will allow for flexible traffic entrance routes to the hospital while construction of the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan is taking place.

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If all goes as planned, by December, vehicle routes will be slightly redirected – taking advantage of the removed portions of the meridians – as crews install pilings for the new hospital on the existing entrance roadway. More changes are planned to the roadways next summer.

The Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan is scheduled for completion in 2017.