ITU World Triathlon, Tour of Alberta cause traffic closures in Edmonton this weekend

admin post on January 29th, 2019
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WATCH ABOVE: Edmonton is in the international spotlight again this year as triathlon city. The elite paratriathlon was held Saturday. The event is also causing some road closures in the city. 

EDMONTON — This weekend, Edmonton will host the ITU World Triathlon as well as the final leg of the Tour of Alberta on Monday.

The international triathlon returns to Hawrelak Park Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 for the last stop on the ITU series before the grand final in Chicago.

However, the triathlon means a number of road closures in Edmonton:

On Saturday, from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

Groat Road from 87 Avenue to Victoria Park RoadGroat Road northbound from Victoria Park Road to 107 AvenueVictoria Park Road from 100 Avenue to Groat RoadRiver Valley Road westbound from 105 Street to Groat RoadEmily Murphy Park Road from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park

On Sunday, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

Groat Road form 87 Avenue to 107 AvenueEmily Murphy Park Road from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak ParkSaskatchewan Drive from 87 Avenue to 116 Street116 Street from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan Drive118 Street from Edinboro Road to Saskatchewan DriveEdinboro Road from 116 Street to 118 Street

On Sunday, from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

Groat Road from 87 Avenue to Victoria Park RoadGroat Road norhtbound from Victoria Park Road to 107 AvenueVictoria Park Road from 100 Avenue to Groat RoadRiver Valley Road westbound from 105 Street to Groat RoadEmily Murphy Park Road from Saskatchewan Drive to Hawrelak Park
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ETS bus routes 128 and 130 will detour as required on Saturday and Sunday. Free ETS shuttle service is available to and from Hawrelak Park during the ITU World Triathlon. Buses will run on a 10-minute frequency from Windsor Car Park (116 Street and 92 Avenue) to Hawrelak Park.

The Tour of Alberta, Canada’s largest professional cycling race, will return to Edmonton on Monday, Sept. 7. Stage 6, the final leg of the race, will start (12:50 p.m.) and finish (3:47 p.m.) in Churchill Square as athletes race 11 laps over an 11-kilometre circuit.

From 10 a.m. Sunday to 12 p.m. Tuesday, the following roads will be closed:

99 Street, 102 Avenue to south of 103A Avenue

From 10 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Tuesday, the following roads will be closed:

99 Street, 102 Avenue to south of 102 Avenue

On Monday, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the following roads will be closed:

102 Avenue westbound, 97 Street to 103 Street

On Monday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

Fortway Drive102 Avenue, 103 Street to 107 Street102A Avenue/103 Avenue, 97 Street to 103 Street100 Street, 102 Avenue to 103A Avenue103 Street, 102 Avenue to 103 Avenue107 Street, 96 Avenue to 102 Avenue

On Monday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

Bellamy Hill, Rossdale Road to Macdonald DriveGrierson HillMacdonald Drive, 100 Street to 102 StreetRiver Valley Road, 105 Street to Groat RoadRossdale Road, Grierson Hill to Bellamy HillVictoria Park Road, 116 Street to Groat Road100 Avenue, 102 Street to 116 Street101 Avenue, 95 Street to Grierson Hill102A Avenue, 95 Street to 97 Street95 Street, 101 Avenue to 102 Avenue102 Street, 100 Avenue to Macdonald Drive

For more information from the city on special event traffic disruptions, click here.

And, don’t forget: the new Metro LRT Line will start on Sept. 6.

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