August 25, 2014 11:29 am

Several major roads to be closed during this week’s World Triathlon Grand Final

Athletes training at Hawrelak Park for the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton. August 26, 2014.

Kendra Slugoski, Global News

EDMONTON – As the city gets ready to host the World Triathlon Grand Final, some Edmontonians may have to change their daily routine to accommodate the competition.

Several major roadways in and around the river valley will be blocked off to traffic at various points from Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1.

The greatest number of closures will happen on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Several roadways, including Groat Road, the High Level Bridge, Saskatchewan Drive and River Valley Road, will be closed much of the morning and afternoon.

Check out the city’s interactive road closure map to see exactly when and where roads will be shut down.

For more information, read the City of Edmonton news release below.

In addition to road closures, public swim hours and lane availability are being adjusted at three city pools.

 


City of Edmonton
Public Service Announcement
 August 22, 2014City of Edmonton

Getting around during the World Triathlon Grand Final

ITUAll eyes will be on Edmonton from August 26 – September 1, 2014, as theTransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final comes to William Hawrelak Park. This highly prestigious, international event is the final stop on the ITU World Triathlon series in which several world championship titles will be awarded.

Road Closures and Detours

A number of road closures will be in effect from Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1 to ensure the safety of competitors, volunteers and spectators. Major travel delays can be expected in the areas southwest of the downtown and the University of Alberta. Motorists are urged to plan ahead to avoid driving delays. Use Whitemud Drive, Anthony Henday Drive, Low Level Bridge, James MacDonald Bridge, and 107 Avenue as alternate routes.

Friday, August 29 Road Closures

8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Emily Murphy Park Road from 116 Street to Hawrelak Park

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Saskatchewan Drive from 87 Avenue to 116 Street
  • Edinboro Road from 116 Street to 118 Street
  • 107 Avenue at Groat Road (travel delays eastbound and westbound)

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Groat Road from 87 Avenue to 107 Avenue

2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Saskatchewan Drive from 110 Street to Emily Murphy Park Road

Saturday, August 30 Road Closures

7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Groat Road from 87 Avenue to 107 Avenue
  • High Level Bridge / 109 Street from 87 Avenue to 97 Avenue
  • River Valley Road from 105 Street to Groat Road
  • 87 Avenue from 109 Street to 112 Street
  • 111 Street from 87 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive
  • 106 Street from 96 Avenue to 97 Avenue
  • Gun Salute Road (Alberta Legislature Grounds)
  • 97 Avenue from 105 Street to 109 Street (Travel delays in effect)

7:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

  • Emily Murphy Park Road from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 110 Street to Emily Murphy Park Road

Sunday, August 31 Road Closures

7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

  • Emily Murphy Park Road from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 110 Street to Emily Murphy Park Road

10:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

  • Groat Road from 87 Avenue to 107 Avenue
  • High Level Bridge / 109 Street from 87 Avenue to 97 Avenue
  • River Valley Road from 105 Street to Groat Road
  • 87 Avenue from 109 Street to 112 Street
  • 111 Street from 87 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive
  • 106 Street from 96 Avenue to 97 Avenue
  • Gun Salute Road (Alberta Legislature Grounds)
  • 97 Avenue from 105 Street to 109 Street (Travel Delays in effect)

Monday, September 1 Road Closures

6:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Groat Road from 87 Avenue to 107 Avenue
  • Emily Murphy Park Road from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 87 Avenue to 116 Street

6:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • River Valley Road from Rossdale Road to Groat Road
  • Victoria Park Road from 116 Street to Groat Road
  • 105 Street from River Valley Road to 96 Avenue
  • 104 Street from River Valley Road to 97 Avenue
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 110 Street to Emily Murphy Road
  • 107 Avenue at Groat Road (travel delays eastbound and westbound)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

See the interactive road closure map for further details.

ETS Service Disruptions

Please visit takeETS.com for detour routing.

Free ETS Shuttle Service

There are two FREE shuttles running to and from Hawrelak Park during the event. When departing from Hawrelak Park, shuttle riders must take the same shuttle circuit they arrived on to ensure they return to the same shuttle stop from which they left.

Health Sciences LRT Station Shuttle – Operates August 26 to September 1

Shuttle Stops:

  • 84 Avenue and 115 Street northbound
  • 87 Avenue & 115 Street westbound
  • Hawrelak Park

Hours of Operations

Date

Times

  August 26  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  August 27  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  August 28  8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  August 29  6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  August 30  5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  August 31  6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  September 1  4:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Windsor Shuttle – Operates August 27, and August 29 to September 1

Shuttle Stops:

  • Faculty Club Lot
  • Hawrelak Park

Hours of Operations

Date

Times

  August 27  10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  August 29  7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  August 30  7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  August 31  7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  September 1  6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit the interactive shuttle map for details.

Parking

Parking is not available at Hawrelak Park. Paid spectator parking is available at the University of Alberta, Windsor, Stadium, and Education Car Parks.

Parking is not permitted on the course. Please obey all signage. Tag and tow will be in effect.

Taxis and Private Shuttles

Due to the event road closures, all taxis and private shuttles will drop off and pick up from the Northern Alberta Jubilee north ground parking lot near 87 Avenue and 115 Street. All guests may transfer to the Health Sciences LRT Station Circuit to access Hawrelak Park.

Park Access

William Hawrelak Park will be closed to vehicles from Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1 inclusive.

Emily Murphy Park will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the event. The Emily Murphy Park boat launch will also be closed.

Why not ride your bike to Hawrelak Park? Public bike racks will be set up in the park. Spectators can stay in the park to watch the action, or venture out on the bicycle and running course to get a closer look at their favourite triathletes.

Capital Power Triathlon Live Site in Churchill Square

The Capital Power Triathlon Live Site in Sir Winston Churchill Square will offer fun and festivities for people of all ages, including a kids’ zone, beer tent, live bands and plenty of food and entertainment for the entire family. Admission is free.

August 25 to 28, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

August 29 to 30, 8 – 11 p.m. Join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as they present a special concert featuring Disney’s most famous movies scores at Symphony in The City.

Shuttles to the Victoria Golf Course

On Friday, August 29, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., the only access to Victoria Golf Course and Driving Range will be along River Valley Road westbound.

Saturday, August 30 to Monday, September 1, River Valley Road will be closed in both directions for part of each day. A complimentary park and ride shuttle between Telus Field and Victoria Golf Course will be available. Please park at Telus Field and use the shuttle during the following days and times:

Hours of Operations

Date

Hours of Operation

Return Shuttle

  Saturday, August 30  6:40 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Return shuttle operates until 9 p.m.
  Sunday, August 31  6:40 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Return shuttle operates until 10:30 p.m.
  * Monday, September 1  6:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Return shuttle operates until 7:30 p.m.

* Note: Access to Telus Field on Monday, September 1 will be along 97 Avenue eastbound only.

Please allow extra time to arrive at the golf course during these times. We wish to thank our patrons for your understanding and patience during the event road closures.

For more information:

Telephone:
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311
Email: 311@edmonton.ca

© Shaw Media, 2014

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