Gateway Gazette

Tour of Alberta Will Cause Temporary Road Closures

The Tour of Alberta returns this September and highways along the racing route will be closed to allow elite, international cyclists battle it out during the six-day race across Alberta.

Sections of highway and other roadways will close temporarily to accommodate the passage of cyclists and their entourage between September 2 and 7. Motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minutes along the route and are encouraged to cheer on the world-class cyclists as they pass. Travellers may also wish to use alternative routes during the race. Detailed highway road closure information is available at 511 Alberta.

Prologue/Time Trial: Calgary

Tuesday, September 2
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Course is entirely within the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Prologue -Time Trial - CalgaryStage 1: Lethbridge

Wednesday, September 3
3:10 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.

Affected roads: 2 Avenue South, 3 Avenue South, 3 Street South, 5 Avenue South, 5 Avenue North, 6 Street South, 8 Street South, 24 Street South, 28 Street South, College Drive South, Peenaquim View, Peenaquim Run, Scenic Drive South and Stafford Drive South.

Stage 1 - LethbridgeStage 2: Innisfail to Red Deer

Thursday, September 4
12:10 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Affected roads: Highways 11, 11A, 20, 54, 592, 597, 781, 815; Range Roads 10,13, 255, 271A; Township roads: 390, 391, 393, 393A, 394; as well as 60 Street and Memorial Drive in Sylvan Lake; and 30 Avenue, 48 Avenue and 50 Street in Red Deer.

Stage 2 - Innisfail to Red DeerStage 3: Wetaskiwin to Edmonton

Friday, September 5
11:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

Affected roads: Highways: 14, 15, 16, 21, 37, 623, 814, 824; Range Roads: 220, 220A, 221, 221A, 223, 224, 244; Township Roads: 500, 512, 530, 542; Centre Street in New Sarepta; and South Cooking Lake Road.

Stage 3 - Wetaskiwin to Edmonton

Stage 4: Edmonton to Strathcona County

Saturday, September 6
11:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Affected roads: Highways: 15, 14, 21, 629, 630, 824; Range Roads: 205, 210, 212, 215, 220, 220A, 221, 222, 224, 225, 232, South Cooking Lake Road; Township Roads: 510, 512, 514, 515, 520, 522, 530, 534, 540, 542; Wayne Gretzky Drive, Fort Road and Manning Drive in Edmonton; and Brentwood Boulevard, Sherwood Drive, Oak Street, Festival Way, Festival Avenue and Sunset Place in Sherwood Park.

Stage 4 - Edmonton to Strathcona CountyStage 5: Edmonton

Sunday, September 7
12: 40 p.m. to 3:37 p.m.

Affected roads: 95 Street, 100 Avenue, 101 Aveneue/Grierson Hill, 102 Avenue, 102 Street, 102A Avenue, 103 Street/Bellamy Hill, 103 Avenue, 107 Street, Fortway Road, MacDonald Drive, River Valley Road, Rossdale Road, and Victoria Park Road.

Stage 5 - EdmontonAdditional information

  • Last year the Tour of Alberta drew 52,000 visitors and generated gross economic activity of $23.5 million.
  • It was broadcast to 162 countries and had 41 million international television viewers.

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