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September 20, 2014

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Expect road closures, delays for Sunday’s Ironman triathlon

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The Silverman half-ironman distance triathlon goes off under cloudy skies at Lake Mead in 2008.

If you’re traveling in your car on Sunday around Henderson, Lake Las Vegas or Lake Mead, you might find your normal route blocked or delayed. Many roads will be closed or partially closed for the Ironman World Championship 70.3 triathlon.

The swimming, biking and running event is expected to draw more than 1,800 competitors from across the U.S. and nearly 50 countries, ranging in age from 18 to 70-plus.

The event starts at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Lake Las Vegas, when competitors swim 1.2 miles.

They then bike through 56 miles of desert terrain, including the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and run 13.1 miles through Henderson. The fastest competitors are expected to begin finishing about 10 a.m. at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway.

The National Park Service is advising visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area to expect delays and watch out for race participants.

Cyclists will travel toward the park from Lake Las Vegas, entering on Lake Mead Parkway onto Northshore Road to mile 17.5 north of Callville Bay.

Lakeshore Road between the Lakeshore/Northshore intersection and Boulder Beach entrance will not be affected.

The biking part of the race is expected to last through 12:30 p.m. in the park. Cyclists are required to travel in a single file, except when passing. The park will be open to the public during the event.

The following is a list of detours in Henderson as a result of the race.

Closed approximately 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Golda Way: Closed southbound from Lake Mead Parkway to Warm Springs Road; use Olsen Street.

• Duncan Way: Closed southbound from Lake Las Vegas Boulevard to Warm

Springs Road; use Olsen Street.

• Warm Springs Road: Closed from Lake Mead Parkway to Warm Springs Road/Gibson; use I-515/95 or Valle Verde Drive.

• Boulder Highway: Closed northbound and southbound from Lake Mead Parkway to Warm Springs Road; use I-515/95 or Sunset Road.

Closed approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Eastgate Road: Closed northbound from Commercial Road to Warm Springs Road; use Lake Mead Parkway.

• Commercial Road: Closed northbound from Commercial Road to Warm Springs Road; use Eastgate Road via Lake Mead Parkway.

• Gibson Road: Closed northbound from Auto Show Drive to Warm Springs Road; use Sunset Way or Warm Springs Road via Stephanie Street.

• Gibson Road: Closed southbound from Warm Springs Road to Wigwam Parkway; use I-215 east to exit Gibson Road.

• Kelso Dunes Avenue: Closed eastbound from Kelso Dunes Avenue to Gibson Road; use Marks Street via Stephanie Street.

• Painted Daisy Avenue: Closed eastbound from Painted Daisy Avenue to Gibson Road; use Marks Street via Stephanie Street.

• Trail Canyon Road: Closed eastbound from Trail Canyon Road to Gibson Road; use Trail Canyon Road via Stephanie Street.

• Auto Mall Drive: Closed westbound from Auto Mall Drive to Gibson Road; use I-515/95 north or south.

• Valley Auto Drive: Closed westbound from Valley Auto Drive to Gibson Road; use Auto Show via I-515/95.

• American Pacific Drive: Closed eastbound from American Pacific Drive to Gibson Road; use Arroyo Grande Road or Stephanie Street.

• Mary Crest Road: Closed eastbound from Mary Crest Road to Gibson Road; use American Pacific Drive from Stephanie Street.

• Wigwam Parkway: Closed westbound from Gibson Road to Stephanie Street; use Stephanie Street.

• Stephanie Street: Closed northbound and southbound from I-215 to Wigwam Parkway; use I-515/95 to Sunset Road or Arroyo Grande Road.

• Window Rock Drive: Closed eastbound and westbound from Wigwam Parkway to Window Rock Drive; use Wigwam Parkway or Paseo Verde Parkway.

• Paseo Verde Parkway: Closed westbound from Arroyo Grande Road to Desert Shadow Lane; use Valle Verde Drive or Green Valley Parkway.

Closed approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Green Valley Parkway: Closed northbound (slow lane) from Paseo Verde Parkway to Horizon Ridge Parkway; use Carnegie Street or Horizon Ridge Parkway.

• High Mesa Drive West: Entrance closed; use High Mesa Drive east via Horizon Ridge Parkway.

• Murmuring Sands: Closed; use Glistening Cloud Drive or Thundering Hills via Valle Verde Drive.

• Palomino Village Drive: Closed from Palomino Village Drive to Mountain

Vista Road; use Glistening Cloud Drive or Thundering Hills via Valle Verde

Drive.

• Benji Road: Closed.

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