A summary of potential regional infrastructure corridor alignments is provided in Exhibit 5. This generally considers the following:
The summary map in Exhibit 5 also indicates potential infrastructure corridors of specific interest. Some characteristics of these alignments are as follows:
1. Saskatoon Freeway Northwest. The northwest section of the Saskatoon Freeway is a major future transportation route in the P4G Region, and it provides an opportunity to locate major wastewater forcemain alignments that will service locations in future urban growth areas. The corridor also presents an opportunity to co-locate infrastructure connections to Moosomin First Nation to support growth in this area, should they wish to participate in regional servicing.
2. Beam Road / Highway 684. Beam Road and the segment of Highway 684 between Beam Road and Saskatoon presents an opportunity for a corridor that links wastewater collection via a forcemain with mains on Marquis Drive in north Saskatoon. In addition, the provision of water services and improvements of the transportation route could support both interim and long-term commercial and industrial growth in this area.
3. Highway 16. The extension of a sewer forcemain and other services along Highway 16 could accommodate growth to the northwest of Saskatoon. This corridor could also accommodate water services extensions to support development in the rural commercial/industrial node at the Highway 16 / 684 intersection.
4. Saskatoon Freeway North. In the short term, this corridor could provide extensions for wastewater servicing for the urban residential neighbourhoods to the northwest of Saskatoon.
5. Martensville Utilities Corridor. This corridor has the potential to serve as the alignment for water and wastewater pipelines between Martensville and Saskatoon. A comprehensive corridor design that considers the alignments of these pipelines could be explored which also permits the extension of other types of regional infrastructure and utilities.
6. Highway 11. Highway 11 could provide an alignment for wastewater pipelines, such as the potential pipeline between Warman/Osler and the Saskatoon wastewater collection system identified in the wastewater servicing section. Additionally, water distribution lines will be needed to service the urban growth areas directly to the east of the highway which could be located in this alignment.
7. Saskatoon Freeway Northeast. The northeast section of the Saskatoon Freeway could be a critical infrastructure corridor for all types of utilities. This section of the freeway crosses both the South Saskatchewan River and swales northeast of Saskatoon, and co-locating infrastructure could reduce impacts to these sensitive areas.
8. Saskatoon Freeway East. This section of the Saskatoon Freeway provides opportunities for siting local servicing, and could also provide part of the alignment for the major wastewater trunk line proposed to service the eastern portions of Saskatoon.
9. Highway 41. Highway 41 will continue to be a key transportation route and includes a regional water pipeline into the RM of Aberdeen. Additionally, the topography of the area makes this alignment ideal for regional wastewater collection.
10. 8th Street East. The extension of 8th Street East to the east is noted as an extension of planned corridor development in the City of Saskatoon. This alignment could also be recognized as an important area-wide transportation corridor.
Considering regional infrastructure needs and the potential for colocation of many of the major systems identified in this Strategy, the P4G Region should pursue the following actions for infrastructure corridors: