Heavy traffic expected for April 1 Grand Opening of Century Mile Racetrack and Casino at EIA
March 29, 2019 | General
Traffic tips for Century Mile Racetrack and Casino grand opening day
(Edmonton, AB) – Century Mile Racetrack and Casino will open for business on April 1 at 9:30 am, which will add traffic to the roads around EIA. To handle this additional traffic, EIA has worked with the surrounding municipalities and Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, to construct additional roadways and related infrastructure. Typical peak racetrack and casino traffic also occurs at different times of the day than peak vehicle traffic to the airport.
During the first few days that Century Mile Racetrack and Casino will be open, there will be many people coming early to see the facility and finding their way around EIA for the first time. This will cause extra traffic volume.
Therefore, travellers should allow extra travel time to get to the airport.
The new traffic lanes from the QE2 Highway leading to Century Mile Racetrack and Casino are shown in the attached map in green (southbound) and orange (northbound).
Public transit to Century Mile Racetrack and Casino is available by connecting from either Edmonton Transit route 747 or Leduc Transit route 10 through a connection at the Airport terminal using the North On-Airport Transit route.
Century Mile Racetrack and Casino has 700 parking stalls and room for overflow parking if required. Visitors to Century Mile Racetrack and Casino cannot leave their vehicles at the Casino if they are subsequently going to catch a flight.
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