Road Closures and Detours
To allow time for setup of the start/finish, festival and international media centre, certain roads in downtown will close the evening before, August 31. These areas are:
- 3rd Ave S from 5th St S to 7th St S (7 p.m. closure)
- 6th St S from the alley to 3rd Ave S (7 p.m. closure)
- 5th St S from 1st Ave S to 3rd Ave S (11 p.m. closure)
- 2nd Ave S from 7th St S to 8th St S (11 p.m. closure)
- 2nd Ave from 4th St S to 5th St S (11 p.m. closure)
- 7th St from 1st Ave S to 3rd Ave S (11 p.m. closure)
The remainder of the route will close down at 3:30 p.m. on race day, September 1st, and will remain closed until the race has finished, at approximately 8 p.m.
The following intersections will be available for crossing the route during road closures (subject to change; please note that Transit busses and Access-A-Ride white vans will have priority in crossing intersections):
- 4th Ave S at 5 St St S
- 4th Ave S at 7th St S
- Scenic Drive at 2nd Ave S
- Scenic Drive at 1st Ave S
The intersection at Scenic Dr and 3rd Ave S will remain partially open throughout the race to permit traffic to and from the river valley.
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the following images for a pdf printable copy of the zone impacted
during the Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial
Following the 2 p.m. departure from the main transit hub downtown, the hub will relocate to the 4th Ave and 9th St S intersection, out front of City Hall. It will remain there until approximately 8:30 p.m., when it will move back its normal 4th Ave S location.
A parking ban will be in place beginning 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31st for the entirety of the route, and will last until the end of the race on September 1st. Any cars parked along the route during the ban will be towed off the course. Towed cars will be relocated to the Bompas II parking lot at 705 5 Ave S.
Stafford Drive North Recycling Station
The recycling station at Stafford Dr N and Scenic Dr will be closed September 1st from 3 p.m. -7:30 p.m. or until the race has finished.