Road closings for Ironman 70.3 Augusta

 

 

Several roads will be closed this weekend for the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta.

The 70.3-mile triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday with a 1.2-mile swim from the Augusta Riverwalk Marina to The Boathouse Community Center on Riverfront Drive. From there, the athletes will shift to the 56-mile cycling leg into South Carolina.

The cycling leg will wind through Aiken County, passing through Jackson and New Ellenton on the route. The cyclists will return to the transition area at The Boathouse to begin the 13.1-mile run leg of the race.

Here is a more detailed look at the race and closings, according to the Augusta Sports Council:

Bike course: The first group of cyclists will take the route at about 8 a.m. Organizers expect roads to be clear by 2:45 p.m. The cyclists will start on Riverfront Drive. They will turn onto East Boundary, then turn again on Sand Bar Ferry to begin the trek to Aiken County. Roads along the cycling route will be open to traffic.

Run course: Race organizers expect the leaders to begin the run at about 10 a.m. According to the race cutoff time, runners must be off the course by 5:45 p.m. On Greene and Reynolds streets, one lane of traffic along the route will be designated for the race, with cones marking the circuit.

Broad Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 13th Street to East Boundary. Motorists are encouraged to park on side streets.

Other closings:

The westbound lane of Broad Street between Eighth and Ninth streets closed late Thursday and will remain so until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Gordon Highway ramps will be closed at Broad Street and Bay Street from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The Fifth Street bridge will be closed from 4 to 10 a.m. Sunday.

No-parking areas: The following areas will be designated no-parking areas from 4 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Sunday:

• Broad Street from East Boundary to 13th Street, including center parking bays

• Reynolds Street from East Boundary to Bay Street

• Eighth Street from Reynolds Street to Broad Street.

For more information, visit www.ironmanaugusta.com.

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