Rolling closures mean that a highway closure will be in place before and after the Pope’s motorcade passes through.

The QEII Highway northbound between the Edmonton International Airport and the City of Edmonton limits will be closed to accommodate the motorcade as Pope Francis travels from the airport to Edmonton following his arrival at 11:20 a.m.

Travellers can expect delays and should plan ahead and consider alternate routes if possible.

Up-to-date information on the papal travel schedule will be posted on 511.

Highway closure information will also be posted on electronic message boards along the QEII Highway and Highways 2A, 16, 43, 611 and 633.

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