Tahoe-Truckee road closures on tap for 2014 Ironman
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — While parking and bus alternatives are still being ironed out, road closures and detours have been finalized for the second annual Ironman Lake Tahoe.
On Sunday, Sept. 21, more than 2,500 athletes will attempt to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles in succession throughout the North Shore/Truckee region.
The second annual event is expected to garner roughly 8,000 to 10,000 spectators, said Andy Chapman, chief marketing officer for the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association.
Therefore, the following major roadways will be impacted to ensure spectator and athlete safety:
Highway 28 eastbound and westbound, Fox Street to Highway 267 in Kings Beach: 5:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Highway 89 north, Fairway Drive in Tahoe City to Squaw Valley Road: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Highway 267 southbound, Northstar Drive to Kingswood/Commonwealth Drive in Kings Beach: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brockway Road/Soaring Way, closed at Highway 267: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
West River Street westbound, closed at McIver Crossing: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Highway 89/I-80 eastbound off-ramp: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Highway 89/I-80 westbound on-ramp: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Local roadways on the North Shore and in Truckee will also experience impacts. For a complete list of locations and times, view the online 2014 Ironman Traffic Impact Guide.
From Kings Beach, Northstar or Highway 267 to Truckee: Take Highway 267 north to Interstate 80 east to exit 190/Overland Trail, then I-80 west to exit 186/Central Truckee.
From Kings Beach, Northstar, Highway 267 or I-80 to Squaw Valley or Lake Tahoe: Take Highway 267 north to I-80 east to exit 190/Overland Trail, then I-80 west to exit 185/Highway 89 south.
Ironman 70.3 will also take place Sept. 21, and will have no additional impacts to road travel, Chapman said.
To help people get around on race day, shuttles providing round trips from Squaw Valley to Kings Beach will run for the swim start, and TART will run, but on a modified scheduled, he said. Both schedules are in the process of being finalized.
Parking alternatives in Kings Beach are also being worked on and yet to be finalized, Chapman said.