Red Deer drivers reminded of Tour of Alberta detours

When cyclists hit Red Deer streets for Stage Two of the Tour of Alberta on Thursday, there will be temporary road closures along the race circuit and limited parking downtown.

When cyclists hit Red Deer streets for Stage Two of the Tour of Alberta on Thursday, there will be temporary road closures along the race circuit and limited parking downtown.

Residents are encouraged to use Gaetz Avenue, 32nd Street or Taylor Drive to avoid delays.

Racers are expected to cross the finish line on Ross Street from 47th Avenue to 48th Avenue around 3:30 p.m. This area will close at noon on Wednesday and reopen at midnight on Thursday. The intersections at 47th and 48th Avenues will remain open during this time.

Parking will be limited downtown throughout the day. Residents are encouraged to take public transit or ride bicycles. There will be free and secured bike corrals at Central Middle School (48th Avenue and 51st Street). There’s also free parking all day for vehicles with a regular-issue handicapped parking tag on 48th Avenue and Ross Street.

The finish line and the festival will take over two blocks of Ross Street from 47th to 49th Avenue. Road closures begin at noon today. See www.reddeer.ca for more information.

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