Road re-surfacing on two stretches of Circle Drive has the City of Saskatoon urging motorists to consider other routes to the east side.

Traffic is down to one lane near Preston Crossing as crews lay down the fresh blacktop, and zipper merges are in effect between the Circle Drive North Bridge and Attridge Drive.

The net result? Rush hour traffic that is anything but rushing.

As drivers learned yesterday, all it takes is one accident to slow traffic to a walking pace.

The work is expected to wrap up by Friday.