Riders in the USA Pro Challenge (USAPC) will be traveling from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs Wednesday.
The race will impact two state roadways along the 106-mile route between noon and 5 p.m.
Drivers can anticipate closures on the following highways (closure times are approximate):
-- State Highway 9 southbound from Swan Mountain Road to Breckenridge -- closed noon to 1 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: No SH 9 closures between Swan Mountain Road and Interstate 70. However, closures should be anticipated along the short segment of U.S. 6 between Swan Mountain Road and I-70 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
-- Off-ramps from I-70 to Silverthorne (Exit 205) CLOSED to traffic from noon until 1:30 p.m.
-- State Highway 9 southbound between Silverthorne and Kremmling -- closed noon to 3 p.m.
-- SH 9 northbound between Silverthorne and Kremmling will remain open to traffic during this time. However, drivers using this route will be following the race and traveling slower than normal. Expect delays.
-- U.S. 40 eastbound between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs, including Rabbit Ears Pass -- closed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
-- U.S. 40 westbound between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs will remain open to traffic during this time. However, drivers using this route will be following the race and traveling slower than normal. Expect delays.
-- Other impacted roadways include Swan Mountain Road from SH 9 to U.S. 6, and Heeney Road around Green Mountain Reservoir.
To avoid the race, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) suggests motorists use I-70, SH 131 and SH 134.
Thursday the cyclists will ride from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek for Stage 4 of the race.
County roads to Oak Creek, State Highway 131 south to Wolcott and U.S. 6 east to Avon/Beaver Creek will be impacted beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at approximately 4 p.m.