Stage 5 begins in Woodland Park today

As many as 15,000 people could be at the start of the Woodland Park Stage of the USA Pro Cycling tour on Aug. 22. Courtesy photo
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WOODLAND PARK — Stage 5 of the USA Pro Challenge heads back to the Western Slope with a 104.2 mile race from Woodland Park to Breckenridge today.

Today’s impacts are primarily on the state highway system, with a diversion onto the dirt through a segment of Park County. Road closures and traffic stops will be taking place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Ø STATE: U.S. 24 west from Woodland Park west to Tarryall Road (Park County Road 77), U.S. 285 from Jefferson south over Red Hill Pass (10,027 ft.) to Fairplay, State Highway 9 north over Hoosier Pass (11,539 ft.) into Breckenridge, including a segment of Park Avenue.

Ø LOCAL: County Road 77 (Tarryall Road), and Wellington Road, Boreas Pass Road, and Main Street within Breckenridge. See www.breckprocycling.com for more information.

To help motorists navigate the various state and local roadways for the next three 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 & Bike Path Impacts:

Aug. 23/Stage 6/Vail Time Trial: Interstate 70 Frontage Road within Vail and westside of Vail Pass Bike Path. Right lane closure of westbound I-70 on west side Vail Pass. PLEASE NOTE: Oversized and overweight vehicles traveling westbound I-70 will be held at the scenic overlook (mile 196), just prior to the Copper Mountain/Leadville Interchange - Exit 195, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.