Repairs are finished and the road has been reopened on Saskatchewan Crescent where a slope failure caused part of the road to sink.
There had been some cracking on the road at 16th Street as early as 2015, but things turned for the worse July 2016 when the westbound lane sank 3 feet. Project Lead Reid Corbett says they have built a retaining wall to prevent a slope failure from happening in the future. 18 metre-long H-piles were drilled into the till, and reinforced concrete was filled into the slots of the H-piles to prevent the slope from affecting the street. The cost to build the retaining wall and repair the road was 3 million dollars, but Corbett says the repairs are a permanent fix. There is still some more work to be done, though. Corbett says the Meewasin Valley Authority will be planting trees between the lower level of the slope and the retaining wall. Corbett says the city continues to monitor the east side of the riverbank from the Saskatoon Weir to the South Circle Drive Bridge for ground movement and ground water levels.