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

August 26, 2011 - Statewide Transportation - EAGLE AND ROUTT COUNTIES — Stage Four of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge takes place today. Cyclists will travel from Avon westward to Wolcott, then will head north on State Highway 131 to finish the stage in Steamboat 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


No expected impacts for I-70.


1 p.m.

US 6

Intermittent delays as necessary (delays less than 30 minutes) between US 24 and State Highway 131 in both eastbound and westbound directions.


1 p.m.

State Highway 131

Intermittent delays as necessary (delays less than 30 minutes) between I-70 and Steamboat Springs in both northbound and southbound directions.


4 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.