Today's Highway Traffic Impacts for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

August 22, 2011 - Statewide Transportation - COLORADO SPRINGS - The prologue stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge begins today in Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) traveler information website ( lists today’s closures and motorists are encouraged to sign up for CDOT’s real-time email and text alerts, available at 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.

Summary of Today’s Impacts:



Expected Closure/Delay Start Time


Re-Open Time

US 24/Cimarron St.

Right and left turns from US 24/Cimarron St. will be restricted at 8th St., 21st St. and 31st St.


4:30 p.m.

Colorado Ave./Business US 24

Colorado Ave./Business US 24 closed in both eastbound and westbound directions from 29th St. to Cascade Ave.


4:30 p.m.

Downtown Colorado Springs/I-25 Exits

Expect delays on I-25 through downtown from Garden of the Gods Exit to Cimarron Exit.


4:30 p.m.

CDOT would like to remind spectators to abide by parking and camping guidelines ( 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.