September 7, 2014 1:31 pm

Tour of Alberta races into Edmonton this weekend

The Tour of Alberta is coming to Edmonton for the final weekend. Sept. 4, 2014

Brad Gowan, Global News

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.

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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.

Fortway Drive

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

Grierson Hill

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. 

Click here for more information on road closures.

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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