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Busy week means traffic disruptions

Both the Alberta Summer Games and the Grande Prairie International Street Performer’s Festival will have an impact on traffic around the city this week.

The first delays will be felt Wednesday as the torch relay runs from Evergreen Park to Muskoseepi Park. It will take up one northbound lane at it heads up Resources Road. The relay will then head north on 102 Street, but there won’t be any intersection closures.

Residents are being encouraged to cheer on the runners, and drivers are asked to be careful around them.

The triathlons on Saturday and Sunday will mean traffic disruptions from 6 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Participants will be running east on 68 Avenue from the Eastlink Centre and north on 100 Street to 75 Avenue where they will loop around.

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During that time, the westbound lanes of 68 Avenue will be closed. The eastbound lanes will be used for a single lane of traffic in each direction. The southbound lanes of 100 Street will also be closed, and traffic will be using the northbound ones for both directions.

The intersection of 68 Avenue and Kateri Drive will be blocked. Police will be patrolling the route, and volunteers will be helping residents get in and out of the Bear Creek Condos.

The ring road around the Coca-Cola Centre will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and parking will not be available at the arena. The Eastlink Centre will still have parking but will have limited hours of use to the public.

For the Street Performers Festival, 101 Avenue from 102 Street to 100 Street, and 101 Street from 102 Avenue to
100 Avenue will be shut down to vehicle traffic from July 20th to 22nd. 100 Avenue east of 102 Street to 100 Street is also still closed due to construction.

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