8th Street East

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8th Street East is a road serving the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It begins as a continuation of a minor residential street (8th Street West) at Highway 219 (Lorne Avenue) in Saskatoon, and runs through the city, eventually exiting the city limits, going through the eastern part of Corman Park Rural Municipality and continuing to Range Road 3033 in the Blucher Rural Municipality near Patience Lake.

8th Street East is an important arterial road within Saskatoon, and from Clarence Avenue to McKercher Drive is considered the city's main suburban commercial district, with many shops and businesses, including a major regional shopping centre and several strip malls located on the road. Until the 1980s-early 1990s it also featured a number of motels and hotels, but these where gradually demolished in favour of retail development (as of 2014 only one remains).

8th Street East is divided by a boulevard until Boychuk Drive, where it downgrades to a two-lane road, and becomes a gravel road after leaving the developed portion of Saskatoon. After eventually leaving the recently expanded city limits, it becomes part of the longer but broken-up Township Road 364.

The City of Saskatoon's long-term plan for development of annexed lands to the east show a new commercial zone planned along the eastern extension of 8th Street, similar to what now exists along much of its established route.[1] 8th Street will form the southern boundary of a new community called Brighton, plans for which were approved in the spring of 2014.

Intersections from west to east[edit]

Municipality km from western end Intersecting Roads
Continues westward as 8th Street West
Saskatoon 0 Lorne Avenue (start)
1 Victoria Avenue/Broadway Avenue
1.6 Clarence Avenue South
2 Munroe Avenue South
2.4 Cumberland Avenue South
3 Grosvenor Avenue
3.3 Preston Avenue South
4 Arlington Avenue
4.5 Circle Drive
5 Acadia Drive
5.7 McKercher Drive
6 none (adjacent Wildwood Golf Club)
6.5 Boychuk Drive
7 Briargate Road
8 McOrmond Drive (to be replaced by yet-unnamed Brighton access road)
~8.5 Future Brighton access road
~9 Future McOrmond Drive realignment
10 Haight Road (alignment to move to east in future or possibly removed)
Leave Saskatoon
Corman Park RM 11 Winmill Road (Range Road 3043)
13 Freeborn Road (Range Road 3042)
14 Range Road 3041
16 Settler's Ridge Road (Range Road 3040)
Blucher RM 17 Range Road 3035
19 Highway 316
21 Range Road 3033 (end)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holmwood Sector (formerly East Sector)". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 

Coordinates: 52°06′53″N 106°31′57″W / 52.1147°N 106.5326°W / 52.1147; -106.5326