Bike race to close southern Summit roads today
Ryan Summerlin August 23, 2012
Be where you want to be by 9 a.m. today.
That’s the mantra of local organizers when it comes to Breckenridge’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge start today.
After 9 a.m., roads and bus routes will start to close down in preparation for the teams’ grand exit out of Summit County just before 11 a.m.
South Main Street in Breckenridge closed between Lincoln and Adams Avenue Thursday evening and from Adams Avenue to South Park Avenue this morning at 4 a.m.
North Main Street is closing from Lincoln Avenue to North French Street at 9:30 a.m. today for a full closure of the main thoroughfare in the downtown core.
Traffic flowing into town from Frisco will be routed onto North French Street or North Park Avenue.
At 10 a.m. Highway 9 will follow Main Street’s lead, closing from Park County north over Hoosier Pass to Breckenridge. Local traffic in the area of Blue River will be permitted to use Hwy. 9 in both directions until 10 a.m.
Just before 10:30 a.m. the better part of Breckenridge is set to close down with the closure of Park Avenue from North French Street to South Main Street and all feeder roads.
Incoming traffic from Frisco will be sent only to French Street at that point.
Southbound traffic will be stopped over Highway 9 into Blue River at Boreas Pass Road at 10:45 a.m.
At 10:50 the riders will take two half laps through Breckenridge before heading south bound for Colorado Springs.
Between 11 a.m. and 11:05 officials will begin to reopen roads to traffic.
Drivers will be able to access Hwy. 9 southbound behind the Colorado State Patrol car following the race.
South Main Street between Lincoln Avenue and South Park Avenue is not set to reopen until 6 p.m.
The closures will also impact morning Summit Stage and Free Ride routes in and connecting to Breckenridge.