Tahoe’s Ironman event forces road closures Sunday

Published: Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013 - 10:11 am

-- Several state highways in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area will have closures during the inaugural Ironman Lake Tahoe race Sunday.

Closures on various roads will take place during all or part of the race, which will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

More than 2,500 athletes will compete in the event, which will consist of a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Tahoe, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run.

According to the state Department of Transportation, closures will include:

• Northbound Highway 89 from Fairway Drive in Tahoe City to Squaw Valley Road, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Southbound Highway 267 from Northstar Boulevard to Kingswood/Commonwealth Drive in Kings Beach, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Both directions of Highway 28 in Kings Beach, from Fox Street to the Highway 267 intersection, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

• Eastbound Interstate 80 off-ramp to Highways 267/89 and the Highway 89 on-ramp to westbound I-80, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Access to residential streets from the above highways will be closed at several locations as well. Detours will be available.

Caltrans officials advise motorists to drive with caution through the course areas that are open and to allow for additional travel time.

Read more articles by Barbara Barte Osborn

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