Road closures for May Days parade

Rutland May Days is happening this weekend

The annual Rutland May Days will be closing roads for its parade.

Rutland May Days will run from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 at Rutland Centennial Park and Rutland Centennial Hall. Event hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Rolling road closures will be in place to accommodate the parade on Saturday, May 20 which begins at 11 a.m. at the Rutland Recreation Park parking lot on Hartman Road. Rutland Road North between Hartman Road and Highway 33 will be closed for the duration of the parade from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Traffic control personnel will be visible along the affected residential streets and a detour route will be marked. Motorists may experience minor disruptions in the area and are asked to plan ahead to avoid delays.

There will also be a partial parking lot closure in the Rutland Recreation Park parking lot on Hartman Road from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. to accommodate the parade marshals.

Shepherd Road Transit Exchange will be closed on Saturday, May 20 starting at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to accommodate the dispersal of the parade floats.

Bus stops along Rutland Road North between Highway 33 and McCurdy Road will be out of service, as will stops on Highway 33 between Dougall Road and Rutland Road. There will also be detours in place for #14 Black Mountain, #10 North Rutland, #8 University, and #11 South Rutland. Watch for alerts and find more information here.

Residents can reduce traffic and parking congestion by choosing various modes of Active Transportation, such as biking, walking and carpooling. Visit SMARTtrips.ca to learn more about how the city supports and promotes Active Transportation through events, programs, and education.

For up-to-date road work, road closures and potential delays, visit the city’s website.