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Day Two for Colorado Classic

August 23, 2019 - AVON — Today’s Stage Two of the Colorado Classic is a 50-mile circuit race through the Town of Avon, with a finishing that includes a final climb and descent through the Beaver Creek area.

Road closures begin at noon.  The race begins at 1 p.m. and is expected to end around 3 p.m.  Traffic impacts are as follows (listed times are best estimate): 

STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM

U.S. 6 between Beaver Creek and Post boulevards in Avon (Closure: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) 

Detour impacts on Highway 6 extend west to Edwards and east to Post Boulevard from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

LOCAL ROAD SYSTEM

Closures on Village, Borders and Daybreak Ridge roads and Bachelor Gulch Trail for final lap

(Closure 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

CDOT’s website – www.cotrip.org - will be assisting motorists traveling the various state and local roadways that are part of the 220-mile race route.  Information will include road closure and opening times, anticipated delays and parking information.  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.  Drivers should be prepared for delays and/or detours at all locations where a roadway intersects with the race route. 

Bicycles and pedestrians will be allowed on all roads, at all times, regardless of closures to vehicular traffic. 

For real-time information regarding highway impacts, motorists can sign up for travel alerts via email and text by visiting www.cotrip.org In addition, additional spectator and road closure information is available at the Colorado Classic website at www.coloradoclassic.com/.

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Whole System - Whole Safety  

To heighten safety awareness, CDOT recently announced its Whole System. Whole Safety initiative. This project takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving safety conditions for those traveling by all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission - to get everyone home safely.

 

ABOUT CDOT 
CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated interregional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s intermodal mobility options.

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