25th Street extension opens today
Will carry 30,000 vehicles a day
It was too cold for cutting ribbons and long speeches. Instead, Mayor Don Atchison called on city engineers to simply turn on the street lights to officially the open the long-awaited 25th Street extension.
"We have a strong and vibrant downtown and we need to get in and out efficiently."
The extension connects 25th Street with Idywyld Drive and is expected to handle upwards of 30,000 vehicles a day.
The extension cost $24.1 million. That bill included streetscape improvements and removing contaminated soil.
The street opens to the public at 3 p.m. CST.
Replay Wednesday's Saskatoon Morning live chat about the 25th Street extension.