The Town of Stony Plain is preparing for the 2015 Tour of Alberta to roll through on September 6th. The route will be broadcast around the world. To prepare for and accommodate the RACE ROUTE, there will be some rolling road closures between 2:30-4:30 pm as riders arrive in Stony Plain along Hwy 779, go east on 44th Ave., north on Boundary Rd. then east on Hwy 16A. Additionally, South Park Dr. from 40th Ave. to 44th Ave. will be closed to traffic for one hour as the cyclists travel through Stony Plain.
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain
Residents and Business Owners will be receiving the following letter in the mail:
Dear Stony Plain Resident or Business Owner,
The Town of Stony Plain has been included in the finishing of Stage 5 of the 2015 Tour of Alberta, an elite professional cycling race. Lead by the City of Spruce Grove, the finish of Stage 5 will travel through both Parkland County and the Town of Stony Plain.
On Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, Stage 5 of the race will begin in Edson and finish in Spruce Grove at Central Park. The race route will travel through the Town of Stony Plain as the riders sprint for the finish in Spruce Grove. The community will be impacted while the racers and support crews travel through the community, as the race route will be closed to all traffic. The greatest impact to residents and businesses will be to those adjacent to and along the race route. The attached map details the affected areas of the community. It is estimated the race route will be closed for up to 40 minutes on race day.
The Town of Stony Plain and race organizers are asking residents to assist with preparing our community for the race by assisting with the following:
- Removal of all vehicles and trailers from the race route by 6:00 am on September 6th
- Assisting with the removal of garbage and debris along the race route
- Working with your neighbors to remind each other of the race date and the need to have all roads free of vehicles and trailers.
Due to the nature of the event and the high need for rider and spectator safety, vehicles that remain on the race route after 6:00 am on September 6th will be towed.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we welcome this prestigious event to our region. Volunteers are needed to assist with the safe hosting of Stage 5. If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, please visit www.sprucegrove.org/TOA2015. For more information about the race route and race day preparations, please contact Enforcement Services at 780-963-8650.
Director of Community and Protective Services