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Highway Impacts for Today’s Pro Challenge

August 18, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Three Mountain Passes Part of Route.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Stage Two of the USA Pro Challenge takes the riders 115 miles from Steamboat Springs to Arapahoe Basin, on the west side of Loveland Pass, impacting three state highways, one county road and local roadways in Dillon.

SPECIFIC ROAD IMPACTS (Drivers should be prepared to stop at locations along the race route before and while racers and support vehicles pass by intersecting roadways)

  • STATE: U.S. 40 – east from Steamboat Springs to Parshall, State Highway 9 south from Ute Pass Road to Silverthorne/Interstate 70, U.S. 6 east from Dillon/Interstate 70 to Arapahoe Basin.
  • LOCAL/COUNTY: County Road 3 south and west from Parshall via Ute Pass to SH 9, Dillon Dam Rd., W. La Bonte St. and Lake Dillon Dr. in Dillon.

Traffic impacts begin at 8 a.m. and continue until approximately 6 p.m.  The 8 a.m. closure is for through traffic using Highway 40 via Rabbit Ears Pass.   Spectators can still travel to the King of the Mountain location on Rabbit Ears until 10:30 a.m.  Further south, the ramps at the Interstate 70/U.S. 6/SH 9 Interchange (Exit 205) will be closed from approximately 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Eastbound and westbound U.S. 6/Loveland Pass will be closed to all vehicular traffic (exception: transit, bicyclists and pedestrians) between Montezuma Rd. in Keystone area and A-Basin from about 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) website www.cotrip.org will help assist motorists who will be traveling the various state and local roadways that are part of the race route.  Please click on the USA Pro Challenge icon on upper right of the page.  It includes information regarding road closure and opening times, anticipated delays, oversize and overweight restrictions, parking and camping information and links to host city websites. Please be aware that 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 regarding highway impacts, motorists can sign up for CDOT email and text alerts by visiting www.cotrip.org and clicking on the small envelope icon at the bottom right of the page.  In addition, daily road closure information will be available by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Following CDOT on Facebook and Twitter (@coloradodot) also provides current updates.

Highway Impacts:

  • Aug. 18/Stage 3/Copper Mountain to Aspen: SH 91 south to Leadville area, County Roads 99, 9 and 4 around Turquoise Reservoir, U.S. 24 south to SH 82, SH 82 west to Aspen via Independence Pass.  Impacts begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5:30 p.m.

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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