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Pro Challenge Moves to Colorado Springs

August 21, 2014 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS — Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge is a 70.3 mile circuit race through Colorado Springs, primarily on city streets.

Today’s route will impact the following state highways and city roadways between 12:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.:

Ø  STATE: Eastbound and westbound U.S. 24 at 21st Street – traffic stops up to 30 minutes and no left or right turns will be permitted onto 21st. Colorado Avenue (U.S. 24 Business) CLOSED between 30th Street and Tejon Street.  Interstate 25 off-ramps closed at the Bijou Street Interchange – detour to Uintah Street or Cimarron Street (U.S. 24).  

Ø  LOCAL: Primary street closures include South 21st Street, Ridge and Mesa roads, 30th Street, Cascade Avenue and Tejon Street. Specific closure locations can be viewed at: www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/sites/default/files/downloads/page/Stage4-Map.pdf

To help motorists navigate the various state and local roadways for the next seven days, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) websitewww.cotrip.org will have information regarding highway closures, delays, oversize and overweight restrictions, suggested alternative routes, and answers to frequently asked questions. Links to the host city websites also are provided, offering information regarding local road closures and long-term parking availability.  Delay and closure times are estimates only and subject to change depending on the pace of the race, weather, and other unanticipated conditions.

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.  In addition to the cotrip.org website, daily road closure information will be available by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Following CDOT on Twitter (@coloradodot) also provides current updates.

Tomorrow’s Highway Impacts:

Aug. 21/Stage 5/Woodland Park to Breckenridge: U.S. 24 west to Tarryall Road (Park County Road 77), U.S. 285 from Jefferson to Fairplay, State Highway 9 from Fairplay to Breckenridge.

CDOT is distributing race information the morning of each stage, with any necessary updates regarding impacts to the state highway system.

Additional spectator information is available at the Pro Challenge website www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com, and on host city and town websites.

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