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Road closures announced for Sept. 10 Ironman race

September 1, 2017
Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - State police have decided on temporary road closures throughout this village that will begin at 5 a.m. on Sept. 10, the day of the inaugural Ironman Lake Placid 70.3-mile triathlon.

The race will begin later and last until 5 p.m., a span of time seven hours shorter than the 140.6-mile Ironman triathlon race that has taken place each July on the roads surrounding this village since 1999. Swim starts begin at 7 a.m., at Mirror Lake, and the swim course closes at 9:10 a.m. The bike course closes at 1:30 p.m.

Ray Brook-based state police ask those who plan to travel in the Tri-Lakes corridor on Sept. 10 to use caution and expect delays.

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A state Department of Transportation sign on Route 86 in the past tells motorists about expected traffic delays for the July Ironman Lake Placid triathlon.
(News photo — Andy Flynn)

Temporary road closures include state Route 86 northbound into Lake Placid from Wilmington beginning at 7 a.m., and lasting until 2:30 p.m.

-State Route 86 will also be closed westbound from Jay into Wilmington from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-State Route 9N will be closed northbound from Keene to Jay from 6 a.m until 2 p.m.

-State Route 9N will also be closed in both directions between Jay and AuSable Forks from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-State Route 73 will be closed going south and eastbound from Lake Placid to Keene from 5 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Police say to expect delays in Lake Placid, Wilmington and Jay from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Sept. 10 race is features athletes traversing one lap of the swim, bike and run course, instead of the two laps required in the full Ironman Lake Placid.



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