ASPEN — The USA Pro Challenge gets underway with the Aspen Circuit Race today.
State Highway 82 will be impacted from about 1 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m. No vehicular traffic will be able to access Aspen or Snowmass during this time.
SPECIFIC ROAD IMPACTS
- SH 82: Main Street through Aspen and west to Owl Creek Road; Traffic stops at Upper Ranch Road/Smith Hill Way
- Local/County: Owl Creek Road (CR 12); Brush Creek Road (CR 10); McLain Flats Road (CR 19)
To help motorists navigate the various state and local roadways for the next seven days, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) website www.cotrip.org will have information regarding highway closures, delays, oversize and overweight restrictions, suggested alternative routes, and answers to frequently asked questions. Links to the host city websites also are provided, offering information regarding local road closures and long-term parking availability. Delay and closure times are estimates only and subject to change depending on the pace of the race, weather, and other unanticipated conditions.
For real-time information related to highway impacts, motorists are encouraged to sign up for CDOT’s email and text alerts, available at www.coloradodot.info by clicking on the green cell phone icon. In addition to the cotrip.org website, daily road closure information will be available by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Following CDOT on Twitter (@coloradodot) also provides current updates.
Tomorrow’s Highway Impacts:
- Aug. 19/Stage 2/Aspen to Mount Crested Butte: SH 82 west to Basalt, Old SH 82 (Two Rivers Road) through Basalt, SH 82 west to Catherine’s Store Road (County Road 100), SH 133 south from Carbondale over McClure Pass to Kebler Pass Road (CR 12). Impacts begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at approximately 4 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Eastbound and westbound Kebler Pass will be closed to all vehicular traffic at approximately 11 a.m. today, and remain closed until tomorrow afternoon.
CDOT is distributing race information the morning of each stage, with any necessary updates regarding impacts to the state highway system.
Additional spectator information is available at the Pro Challenge website www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com, and on host city and town websites.