Weekend triathlon will cause closures, detours in Boise area

June 6, 2013 

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Anthony Clarke, Murray, Utah, speeds down Highway 21 below Lucky Peak Reservoir competing in the men's 25-29 division of Ironman 70.3 Boise Saturday June 9, 2012.

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Saturday's Ironman 70.3 triathlon will cause some traffic delays as competitors run, bike and swim their way across the Treasure Valley.

The Idaho Department of Transportation cautioned motorists to keep an eye out for the more than 1,500 athletes who will be participating in the Boise event and allow more time for regular commutes. Police and volunteers will direct traffic along the race routes this weekend. Detours and road closures will be in place, ITD officials said.

Most of the running and biking routes will be in south, southeast and downtown Boise.

Boise residents who live alongside the race routes may need assistance accessing or leaving their homes, and may find themselves driving next to groups of cyclists. ITD urged drivers to keep the racers' safety in mind and drive carefully.

Athletes will start the triathlon with a swim in Lucky Peak's Barclay Bay, followed by biking 56 miles through Boise and Kuna, and finish with a 13.1 mile run along the Greenbelt to the 8th Street finish line.

Some roads may be impacted for several days, ITD officials said.

For more information on the Ironman 70.3 and a complete route map, visit www.ironmanboise.com

Race/Extended Closure

8th Street between Broad Street and Front Street Closed from Thursday (6/6) at 8 a.m. to Sunday (6/9) at 8 a.m. 
 Race Day Closures (Includes ACHD and ITD roads)

Front Street between Capitol Boulevard and 9th Street Closed 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday, 6/9) Broad Street between S. Capitol Boulevard and 9th Street Closed 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Sunday, 6/9)

Myrtle Street between 9th Street and S. Capitol Boulevard Closed 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

I-84 Eisenman Interchange Closed 12:40 p.m. to 5 p.m.

S. Eisenman Road between I-84 and Factory Outlet Closed 12:50 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Pleasant Valley Road between Gowen Road and Ten Mile Creek Road Closed 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Ten Mile Creek Road between Pleasant Valley Road and S. Cole Road Closed 1:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Expect Delays or Detours (Includes ACHD and ITD roads)

State Highway 21 between Lucky Peak Dam and Warm Springs Avenue Delays between 12:20 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.

State Highway 21 between Grand Forest Drive and Diversion Dam Delays for vehicles traveling to Idaho City between 12:20 and 5:30 p.m.

State Highway 21 between Warm Springs Avenue and Technology Way Detour to Grand Forest Drive from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

State Highway 21 between Technology Way and the Diversion Dam Lane impacts; expect delays between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Bown Way between Warm Springs Avenue and Boise Avenue Expect delays between 2:10 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Boise Avenue between Bown Way and Holcomb Road Expect delays between 2 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Myrtle Street between I-184 Connector/13th Street and 6th Street Detour to Main Street between 2 p.m. and 12 a.m. (Sunday 6/9)

Front Street between 6th Street and 9th Street Detour to Idaho Street between 8:30 a.m. and 12 a.m. (Sunday 6/9)

Federal Way from East Bergeson Street to Capitol Boulevard Expect lane restrictions between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

South Eisenman Road Expect delays between 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – cyclists will be traveling in both directions; officers will direct vehicles

Holcomb Road/Bergeson Street between Boise Avenue and Federal Way Eastbound traffic only from 2:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Directional Impacts (Includes ACHD and ITD roads)

Gowen Road between S. Eisenman Road and Pleasant Valley Road Westbound traffic only between 12:50 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

Warm Springs Road between State Highway 21 and Bown Way Northbound traffic only between 2 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.

Holcomb Road/Bergeson Street between Boise Avenue and Federal Way Eastbound-only traffic allowed between 2:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Boise Avenue between Bergeson Street and Bown Way Closed to northbound traffic between 2 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

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