Tour of Alberta races into Edmonton this weekend
EDMONTON – Several streets in and around Edmonton’s downtown core will be temporarily closed to traffic this weekend as the Tour of Alberta makes its way through the city. The 11-kilometre course will start and finish in Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Edmonton is hosting the final weekend of the 2014 Tour of Alberta, including the final race on Sunday.
“We are becoming an internationally recognized and renown host city and a centre of summer sporting excellence,” said Mayor Don Iveson.
City officials are encouraging the public to come out and take in the action and witness, first-hand, the world-class cyclists.
“The Tour of Alberta happening right now in our beautiful province and … arriving in our region in the next couple of days is going to be yet another highlight,” said Iveson.
“Last year’s inaugural Tour of Alberta televised to 41 million international viewers in more than 162 countries, generated $24 million worth of gross economic activity.”
Saturday, Sept. 6
Race Route: Edmonton Northlands (7515-118 Avenue) to Strathcona County (2001 Oak Street, Sherwood Park)
Race Time: 11:50 a.m. – 3:49 p.m. (estimated finish)
Northlands Festival: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Strathcona County Festival: Noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7
Race Route: Edmonton (starts and ends in Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Race Time: 12:40 – 3:37 p.m. (estimated finish)
Edmonton Festival: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tour of Alberta Traffic Disruptions:
Several streets in and around Edmonton’s downtown core will be temporarily closed to traffic during the race. The 11-kilometre course will start and finish in Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Wayne Gretzky Drive northbound, 112 Avenue to Yellowhead Trail
Fort Road northbound and southbound from Yellowhead Trail to 66 Street
Fort Road northbound from 66 Street to 137 Avenue
Manning Drive northbound from 137 Avenue to Highway 28A/17 Street NE
*Traffic will be permitted to cross the road closure as space between cyclists permit.
Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 7 at 11 p.m.
99 Street, 102 Avenue to south of 103A Avenue
Sunday, Sept. 7 from 8 – 11 a.m.
102 Avenue westbound, 97 Street to 103 Street
Sunday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
102 Avenue, 103 Street to 107 Street
102A Avenue/103 Avenue, 97 Street to 103 Street
103 Avenue, 100 Street to west of 100 Street
100 Street, 102 Avenue to 103A Avenue
103 Street, 102 Avenue to 103 Avenue
107 Street, 98 Avenue to 102 Avenue
Sunday, Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Bellamy Hill, Rossdale Road to Macdonald Drive
Macdonald Drive, 100 Street to 102 Street
River Valley Road, 105 Street to Groat Road
Rossdale Road, Grierson Hill to Bellamy Hill
Victoria Park Road, 116 Street to Groat Road
100 Avenue, 102 Street to 116 Street
101 Avenue, 95 Street to Grierson Hill
102 Avenue, 95 Street to 97 Street
95 Street, 101A Avenue to 102 Avenue
102 Street, 100 Avenue to Macdonald Drive
*Once the race has begun, departure from the downtown core for motorists will only be available via the Low Level Bridge, the James MacDonald Bridge or 97 Avenue.
Parking will not be available along the race course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. A number of meters will be hooded. Illegally parked vehicles will be tagged and towed.
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