Highway Impacts begin Monday for USA Pro Challenge
August 15, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - DENVER — Colorado’s largest in-person spectator event – the USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) – begins in Aspen on Monday, August 19.
Stage One is the Aspen/Snowmass Circuit. State Highway 82 will be impacted from noon until approximately 4 p.m. No vehicular traffic will be able to access Aspen or Snowmass Village via SH 82 during this time.
The 2013 USAPC brings many of the world’s top cyclists and their fans to Colorado. The race begins Monday and continues through Sunday, August 25. Race officials estimate more than one million spectators will view the race in person. Navigating nearly 600 miles of terrain, racers will pass through numerous towns and cities, including Aspen, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Vail, Loveland, Fort Collins and Denver.
During the seven day race, traveler information will be available at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) traveler information website:www.cotrip.org/content/usapcc/. It lists all highways impacted by each race stage, and also refers visitors to official websites for local road closures. The site also contains information for motorists regarding anticipated delays, oversize/overweight restrictions, suggested alternative routes, long-term parking information, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). The times for delays and closures are estimates and may be subject to change depending on the pace of the riders, weather, and other unforeseen circumstances. CDOT would like to remind motorists to obey road signs, the Colorado State Patrol, and race officials.
For real-time information related to highway impacts, motorists are encouraged to sign up for CDOT’s email and text alerts, available atwww.coloradodot.info by clicking on the green cell phone icon. Following CDOT on Twitter (@coloradodot) also provides current updates. Daily road closure information during the event will be available by calling 511 from anywhere in the state or by visiting www.cotrip.org.
Summary of Upcoming Highway Impacts – Tuesday through Sunday: