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Expect road closures, bus detours as Grand Prix Cycliste rolls into Montreal

Expect road closures, bus detours as Grand Prix Cycliste rolls into Montreal

Sep 09, 2018

Montreal [Canada] Sept 9: The greatest riders on the planet are gathering in Montreal for the ninth edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste on Sunday.
The elite male cyclists will lap around 16 times on a 12.2-kilometre circuit through city streets and around Mount Royal for a total of 195.2 km - roughly five hours of racing.
Parc Avenue has been closed to traffic between des Pins and Mont Royal avenues since Friday at midnight and is only slated to re-open Sunday at midnight.
Various other street closures and parking restrictions will come into effect Saturday night.
The most affected borough is Outremont, with a complete list of road closures available on the borough website.
The Societe de tranports de Montreal (STM) is also warning that the following bus routes have been modified due to the race:
11 - Montagne
51 - Boul. Édouard-Montpetit
80 - Avenue du Parc
97 - Mont-Royal
119 - Rockland
129 - Cote-Sainte-Catherine
165 - Cote-des-Neiges
166 - Queen Mary
365 - Avenue du Parc
368 - Mont-Royal
711 - Parc-du-Mont-Royal / Oratoire
For those hoping to catch some of the action, race time is set for 11 a.m. Sunday on Parc Avenue in front of Jeanne-Mance Park, with 15 Canadians on the official start list.
Source: Global News