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Traffic Closures and Delays for Rick Hansen Relay, Tuesday

Monday November 21st, 2011, 4:15pm


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Windsor Police want you to know of some traffic delays that will take place as  the Rick Hansen Relay travels  the streets of Windsor-Essex  on Tuesday and Wednesday.   The relay will be on Riverside Drive for almost two hours during the rush hour period for traffic, Tuesday and police ask  drivers to be patient during this time and to take alternate routes if possible.

Windsor Police have provided the following time line of activities on the City’s streets during the relay.

The relay will enter the City of Windsor on Malden Road at the intersection of Todd Lane at 3:13 pm on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 and will make its way through Windsor stopping periodically at different locations in the City.  The relay will travel on Sandwich Street from Prince Road to University Avenue between 3:37 pm and 3:50 pm.  It will enter Riverside Drive West  at 4:20 pm travelling eastbound and will remain on Riverside Drive until turning northbound onto Lauzon Road northbound at 5:25 pm.

The relay will be escorted by Windsor Police Service Officers by means of a “rolling barricade” with escort officers at the front of and rear of the participants.  Only eastbound traffic on Riverside Drive  will be affected.  Westbound traffic will be allowed to flow unimpeded.

There will be three brief five-minute stops scheduled along the route.  The first will take place  at the John McGivney Centre on Matchette Rd. from 3:27 pm to 3:32 pm.  The second stop will occur at the University of Windsor’s Lambton Tower located at Sunset Street at Wyandotte Street West from 4:02 pm to 4:07 pm.  The third stop will take place at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts from 4:38 pm to 4:43 pm.

It should also be noted that the relay will travel southbound on Lauzon Road from Riverside Drive at 5:25 pm to its arrival at the West entrance of the WFCU Centre off Lauzon Line at 6:00 pm where the relay where there will be end of day celebrations.

On Wednesday, November 23, the relay will exit the WFCU Centre at 8:52 am and will travel east on McHugh to St. Joseph’s Secondary School where it will stop for a 20 minute celebration at 9:00 am.   At 9:20 am,  the relay will be escorted east on McHugh to McNorton  in Tecumseh where the escort of the relay will be passed off to the OPP.

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