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This Weekend's Highway Traffic Impacts for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

August 26, 2011 - Statewide Transportation - DENVER, GRAND, JEFFERSON, ROUTT, AND SUMMIT COUNTIES — Stages 5 and 6 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge take place this weekend. Tomorrow, August 27, cyclists will travel from Steamboat Springs over Rabbit Ears Pass through Kremmling and will finish in Breckenridge.

On Sunday, August 28, the race will finish after cyclists travel from Golden to downtown Denver.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) traveler information website (www.cotrip.org) lists this weekend’s closures and motorists are encouraged to sign up for CDOT’s real-time email and text alerts, available at www.coloradodot.info by clicking on the green cell phone icon. Times for delays and closures are estimates and may be subject to change. Additional and unforeseen delays of up to 30 minutes are possible on local roads.

CDOT would like to remind spectators to abide by parking and camping guidelines (http://cotrip.org/content/usapcc/camping.html). If any area becomes overwhelmed with vehicles, including trailers, or the number of vehicles in an area is deemed excessive, CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) may clear the area and require vehicles to move to another location.

Although road closures are in place for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists will be allowed to pass through under the guidance of CSP, race officials, and race volunteers as long as they do not pose a safety threat to the race, the riders, or other spectators.

Summary of Stage 5 Impacts:


Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected Re-Open Time

US 40 at State Highway 134

Westbound US 40 (including Rabbit Ears Pass) closed at State Highway 134 (Motorists can use the alternative route via northbound State Highway 134 to State Highway 131). View detour map at www.cotrip.org, for US 40.

9 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

US 40/Rabbit Ears Pass

Eastbound Rabbit Ears Pass closed at US 40 in Steamboat Springs. Motorists can use the alternative route on State Highway 9 to State Highway 134 or State Highway 141 via I-70.

10:30 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

Swan Mountain Road (County Road 1)

Closed

11 a.m.

4 p.m.

State Highway 9 at Heeney Road/County Road 30

Up to 90 minute delays on northbound State Highway 9 at Heeney Road/County Road 30.

1 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

State Highway 9

Northbound State Highway 9 closed at Ute Pass Road. Use northbound Ute Pass Road detour (see detour map for Ute Pass Road) or take I-70 to northbound State Highway 131. Expect 30 to 45 minute delays.

1 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

State Highway 9/US 6

Up to 30 min delays for northbound State Highway 9/US 6 at Silverthorne/Dillon.

2 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

I-70

Eastbound and westbound off-ramps closed at Exit 205 (Silverthorne/Dillon Exit).

2 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

State Highway 9

Up to 30 minute delays expected northbound and southbound at Swan Mtn. Rd. in Breckenridge area.

2:30 p.m.

4 p.m.

 

Summary of Stage Six Impacts:


Highway/Delay

Description

Expected Closure/Delay Start Time

Expected Re-Open Time

14th Ave. (downtown Denver)

Closed from Cherokee St. to Lincoln St.

8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Bannock St. (downtown Denver)

Closed from Colfax Ave. to 13th Ave.

8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Broadway (downtown Denver)

Closed from Colfax Ave. to 13th Ave.

8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Lookout Mountain Road/Lariat Loop Road/19th Ave.

Lookout Mountain Road closed between US 6 and the Buffalo Bill’s Grave Parking Lot at the top of Lookout Mountain.

5 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

US 6

No northbound/southbound turns from US 6 at Heritage Road and Lookout Mountain Road.

9:45 a.m.

11 a.m.

Speer Blvd. (downtown Denver)

Closed in both directions from Market St. to 8th Ave. (both Market and 8th will remain open)

10 a.m.

3 p.m.

Colfax (I-70 Business)

Eastbound and westbound Colfax closed from Logan St. to Kalamath St. (both Logan and Kalamath will remain open)

10 a.m.

3 p.m.

Grant St. (downtown Denver)

Closed from 12th Ave. to Colfax Ave. (12th will remain open)

10 a.m.

3 p.m.

13th Ave. (downtown Denver)

Closed from Logan St. to Bannock St. (both Logan and Bannock will remain open)

10 a.m.

3 p.m.

State Highway 58

Delays expected State Highway 58 at westbound and eastbound Washington Ave. exit ramps.

10:15 a.m.

11 a.m.

State Highway 93

Southbound State Highway 93 closed at 64th Ave. and 60th Ave.

10:15 a.m.

11 a.m.

US 40

Southbound US 40 and Zeta/Heritage Road closed at County Road 93.

11 a.m.

Noon

32nd Ave. at I-70

32nd Ave. eastbound and westbound off-ramps closed at I-70.

11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Kipling (State Highway 391)

Restricted right and left turns from Kipling onto W 32nd Ave. and W 26th Ave.

11:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Wadsworth (State Highway 121)

Restricted right and left turns from Wadsworth onto W 32nd Ave. and W 26th Ave.

11:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

Sheridan Blvd. (State Highway 95)

Restricted right and left turns from Sheridan onto W 32nd Ave. and W 29th Ave.

11:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

I-25 and Speer Blvd.

All off-ramps closed with the exception of access for Elitch Gardens from northbound I-25 using the southbound Speer Blvd. Exit.

Noon

1 p.m.

Downtown Denver I-25 Exits

Expect delays on I-25 through downtown in northbound and southbound directions.

10 a.m.

3 p.m.

Local Denver roads

View this map at www.cotrip.org, courtesy of the City of Denver

Closure Times Vary

Re-Open Times Vary

Downtown Denver finish line roads

View this map at www.cotrip.org, courtesy of the City of Denver

Closure Times Vary

Re-Open Times Vary

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