Highway Impacts begin today for USA Pro Challenge

August 19, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - ASPEN — The USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) gets underway today with the Aspen/Snowmass Circuit.

State Highway 82 will be impacted from noon until approximately 4 p.m.  No vehicular traffic will be able to access Aspen or Snowmass Village via SH 82 during this time.  Local roadways closed to traffic include Owl Creek Road, Brush Creek Road and McLain Flats Road.

Over the next seven days, USAPC traveler information will be available at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) website: www.cotrip.org/content/usapcc/.  It lists all highways impacted by each race stage, and also refers visitors to official websites for local road closures. The site also contains information for motorists regarding anticipated delays, oversize/overweight restrictions, suggested alternative routes, long-term parking information, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). The times for delays and closures are estimates and may be subject to change depending on the pace of the riders, weather, and other unforeseen circumstances. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey road signs, the Colorado State Patrol, and race officials.

For real-time information related to highway impacts, motorists are encouraged to sign up for CDOT’s email and text alerts, available at www.coloradodot.info by clicking on the green cell phone icon.  Following CDOT on Twitter (@coloradodot) also provides current updates. Daily road closure information during the event will be available by calling 511 from anywhere in the state or by visiting www.cotrip.org.

Tomorrow’s Highway Impacts:

  • August 20/Stage 2/from Aspen to Breckenridge: SH 82 east over Independence Pass to Twin Lakes, U.S. 24 south to Buena Vista, U.S. 24/285 over Trout Creek Pass and northwest to Fairplay, SH 9 north over Hoosier Pass to Breckenridge.  Impacts begin at 7 a.m. and end at approximately 4 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Only DAYTIME parking will be permitted at most locations on Independence Pass between mile 56 & 66 – located east and west of the pass summit.  Signing is in place designating allowable parking locations.