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Pro Challenge Returns to Front Range

August 22, 2015 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - LOVELAND — The USA Pro Challenge will have minimal impact on the state highway system today as mostly county roads will be utilized for the race from Loveland to Fort Collins.

Stage Six of the men’s race is 102 miles.  The Women’s Stage Two is 58 miles. 

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: Men’s - State Highway 392 between County Road 5 and Windsor.  Men’s and Women’s – U.S. 34 between Carter Lake Rd. (CR 29) and Buckhorn Rd. (CR 27). 
  • COUNTY/LOCAL: Centerra Pkwy, 1st St. through Loveland, Carter Lake Rd., Buckhorn Rd., Stove Prairie Rd., Rist Canyon Rd., County Roads 50E and 21 south from Bellvue, Mulberry St. east into downtown Fort Collins.  Men’s race also will travel loops incorporating Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir. 

Traffic impacts begin at 11:30 a.m. and continue until approximately 4 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.

Tomorrow’s Highway Impacts

Aug, 23/Women’s Stage 3/Golden Circuit: Check http://www.cityofgolden.net/play/events/usa-pro-challenge/.

Men’s Stage 7/Golden to Denver: Route includes State Highway 93, Lookout Mountain Rd., U.S. 40, numerous local road and short segments of various state highways from Golden to downtown Denver.  Road impacts begin at 12:45 p.m. and end at 3 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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