Rolling closures on Alberta highways during papal visit


Alberta will implement rolling closures alongside sections of Highways 16, 43 and 633 on Tuesday, July 26 to accommodate Pope Francis’ motorcade. The highways might be closed earlier than and after the Catholic chief passes by, in keeping with a information launch.

Francis arrived in Canada on July 24 for a six-day journey that’s aimed toward reconciliation with Indigenous individuals.

He’ll journey to Lac Ste. Anne on the afternoon of July 26 for an occasion at 5 p.m. Westbound Freeway 16 between Edmonton and Lac St. Anne and northbound Freeway 43 to westbound Freeway 633 might be closed.

Alberta Highway 16 sign
(Picture: iStock)

When the Pope returns to Edmonton, eastbound Freeway 633 to southbound Freeway 43 and eastbound Freeway 16 to Edmonton might be closed.

To accommodate the motion of friends to the occasion, closures and restricted entry to Highways 16 and 633 might be anticipated on all vary roads and township roads west of Freeway 43 and east of Freeway 765 south of Lac Ste. Anne.

Freeway 633 between Highways 757 and 43 might be closed apart from buses and native site visitors.

As a result of excessive quantity of site visitors anticipated within the space, vacationers can anticipate delays on Freeway 16 west of Edmonton to Freeway 757 and may plan forward and think about alternate routes if doable.

Up-to-date data on the papal journey schedule might be posted on 511.


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