Getting Downtown

It’s an exciting time to be downtown. Festivals, events, new restaurants, and the “wow” of the many construction projects make it the place to be.

With all of this activity, delays will be unavoidable but there are ways to make getting downtown easier.

Plan Ahead

Give yourself some extra time to get downtown, and try to adjust your schedule to avoid rush hour traffic.

Current Traffic Disruptions Map

Updated twice a day, the City’s interactive traffic disruptions map shows construction and events-related traffic disruptions, including total closures, lane closures and sidewalk closures for all roadways within Edmonton city limits.

Clickable icons on the map provide detailed information about the extent of a disruption, its impact, start and finish dates, and the reason or purpose for the disruption.

Use to plan your trip.

Shift your mode

Let someone else do the driving

Take ETS: If you don’t want to worry about driving in heavy traffic or finding a parking spot, why not take transit downtown? Transit routes are being given priority as construction affects downtown streets.

Plan your trip at

Park and Ride

Edmonton Transit Park and Ride Express services can be a quicker and hassle-free way to travel into downtown, especially for festivals and events. Trains run every 5 minutes during peak hours and buses leave as frequently as 7-8 minutes during peak periods.

Park & Ride locations include:

  • Clareview LRT
  • Belvedere LRT
  • Stadium LRT
  • Davies City Lot
  • Century Park LRT
  • Meadows Transit Centre
  • Lewis Farms Transit Centre
  • Eaux Claires Transit Centre

Get more details about express service from our Park & Ride locations.

For More Information

Duncan Fraser

Sustainable Development

Title Senior Planner and Project Manager


Fax 780-401-7055