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Tour of Alberta Will Cause Temporary Road Closures

Motorists are advised to keep Tour of Alberta highway closures in mind when travelling on Labour Day weekend.

Sections of highways and other roadways will close temporarily to accommodate cyclists and their entourages between Sept.1 and 5. Except for in Lethbridge and Edmonton, drivers can expect minor delays and should follow detour signs where provided. Detailed highway road closure information is available at 511 Alberta.

Road closure timings are approximate and depend on the pace of cyclists.

Stage 1

Lethbridge

Thursday, Sept. 1

  • Fourth Avenue South and Scenic Drive North will be closed between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • The ramp exiting Highway 3 onto Scenic Drive will be closed between 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Third Avenue South from Scenic Drive to Stafford Drive will be closed all day.
  • See the Stage 1 map.

 

Stage 2

Olds to Kananaskis Country

Friday, Sept. 2

  • Highway 40 will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Westbound Highway 1 will be closed from 1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
  • Highway 1X will be closed from 1:10 p.m. to 1:25 p.m.
  • Westbound Highway 1A between Highway 1X and Cochrane will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Speed will be reduced to 40 km/h eastbound on Highway 1A between Highway 1X and Cochrane from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Highway 1A through Cochrane will be closed from 2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
  • Westbound Highway 1A east of Cochrane to Highway 766 will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Speed will be reduced to 40 km/h eastbound on Highway 1A, east of Cochrane to Hwy 766, from 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Rolling closures from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Highway 766 will affect all Township Roads between Highway 1A and Highway 27, and Highways 567, 574, 580 and 582.
  • Rolling closures from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Highway 27.
  • Westbound Highway 27 between Highway 766 and Olds will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 40 km/h eastbound on Highway 27 between Highway 766 and Olds between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Highway 27 in Olds will be closed from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • See the Stage 2 map.

 

Stage 3

Drayton Valley to Rocky Mountain House

Saturday, Sept. 3

  • Highway 598 will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Highway 761 will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
  • Highway 12 will be closed from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Rolling closures from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Highway 22 southbound and from Highway 12 to Highway 616, affecting all Township Roads between Highways 12 and 39 and Highways 53 and 13.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 40 km/h northbound on Highway 22, from Highway 12 to Highway 616, between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Highway 616 west of Highway 22 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Highway 39 between Highway 22 and Drayton Valley will be closed from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Highway 22 in Drayton Valley between 50 Avenue and Jubilee Avenue will be closed between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
  • See the Stage 3 map.

 

Stage 4

Edmonton

Sunday, Sept. 4, noon to 6:00 p.m.

  • Road closures on Groat Road, River Valley Road and William Hawrelak Park Road.
  • See the Stage 4 map.

 

Stage 5

Edmonton

Monday, Sept., noon to 6;00 p.m.

  • Road closures on 95 Street, 100 Avenue, 102 Avenue, 102A Avenue, 103 Avenue, 103 Street,
  • 107 Street, Bellamy Hill Road, Fortway Drive, Grierson Hill, River Valley Road, Rossdale Road and Victoria Park Road.
  • See the Stage 5 map.

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