Sunday’s Glenwood Triathlon will cause some street closures |

Sunday’s Glenwood Triathlon will cause some street closures

Local street closures can be expected in Glenwood Springs during the running portion of the Tri-Glenwood Triathlon on Sunday. The wing street on the east side of the Grand Avenue Bridge, as well as Seventh and Eighth Street access from Midland Avenue to Blake Avenue will be closed from 5 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. on Sept. 10. Cooper Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets will also be closed from 6:30 a.m. until noon; however, business access will be provided to shops along Cooper that are open during those hours. River Street, in front of the Hot Springs Pool, will be closed to through traffic from 6-11:30 a.m. The Hot Springs Pool will be open for normal business hours and may be reached by taking Sixth Street to River Street. During the above times, runners will be traversing through Glenwood Springs from the Hot Springs Pool parking lot, through downtown, along the Roaring Fork River Trail to the Sunlight Bridge, down Midland Avenue and back to Seventh Street for the finish. Spectators are welcome to cheer on the triathletes. The Colorado Department of Transportation has assured organizers that there will be a safe road surface, despite construction, for the bike portion of the race.Riders will enter Interstate 70 at Exit 116, follow I-70 west to Exit 109 (Canyon Creek) and then turn around and ride east until they get back to Exit 116. Road work is expected to be competed by Sept. 10, but in the event that resurfacing the shoulders of I-70 between Exit 116 and 109 is not completed, CDOT will provide barricades and traffic control crews on the outside traffic lanes which will be monitored throughout the race.As in previous years, traffic will be monitored at the Exit 109 overpass ramp by A-1 Traffic Control. A-1 and CDOT will also monitor Exit 114, which provides access to the Meadows and the Glenwood Springs Mall.

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