Rolling road closures are scheduled for sections of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Highways 2A, 16, 43, 611 and 633 from July 24 to 27 to accommodate the papal motorcade. Rolling closures mean that a highway closure will be in place before and after the Pope’s motorcade passes by. Motorists can expect delays and should plan ahead and consider alternate routes where possible.
The QEII Highway southbound and Highway 611 west of Highway 2A will be closed between Edmonton and Maskwacis when the Pope travels from Edmonton to Maskwacis on the morning of July 25.
The QEII Highway and Highway 611 west of Highway 2A will be closed between Maskwacis and Edmonton when the Pope returns to Edmonton later in the afternoon.
Additionally, travellers can expect closures, significant delays and limited access along portions of Highway 2A, northbound and southbound, between Wetaskiwin, Maskwacis and Ponoka all day on July 25.
Travellers can also expect closures, significant delays and limited access along portions of Highway 611, eastbound and westbound, all day on July 25.
Travellers are asked to plan ahead and make alternate travel plans if possible.
Information on the papal travel schedule will be posted on 511.
- Call toll-free: 511 (in Alberta)
- Call: 1-855-391-9743 (outside Alberta)
- Visit: 511.alberta.ca
- Follow: @511Alberta
Highway closure information will also be posted on electronic message boards along the QEII Highway and Highways 2A, 16, 43, 611 and 633.