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Ironman 70.3 road closures and alternate routes

September 7, 2018
Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The second Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon will take place Sunday, Sept 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The triathlon route includes a 1.2-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 56-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Black Brook and Wilmington, and a 13.1 mile run in and around the village of Lake Placid.

Temporary road closures will begin at 5 a.m. The following are all estimated times based on state police traffic control. Ironman advises drivers to use caution and expect delays.

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Article Photos

Cyclists and runners make their way through the village of Lake Placid during last year’s Ironman 70.3 triathlon.
(News file photo — Lou Reuter)

Road closures

State Route 86 - Northbound into Lake Placid from Wilmington beginning at 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Route 86 - Westbound from Jay to Wilmington will close from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Route 9N - Northbound from Keene to Jay will close at 6 a.m until 1:30 p.m.

Haselton Road - Will close in both directions between Bilhuber Road and Silver Lake Road from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Route 73 - South/eastbound from Lake Placid to Keene beginning at 5 a.m. until noon.

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Alternate Routes

Lake Placid to Jay

From Saranac Avenue/Route 86, go left at Main Street at the High Peaks Resort to Mirror Lake Drive. Left on Northwood Road. Left on Cobble Hill Road. Left on Route 86 to Wilmington. Right on Route 86 to Jay. Expect delays in the village of Lake Placid, in Wilmington and in Jay from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Ausable Forks to Wilmington

North on Main Street at Stewart's to stop sign. Left on Guideboard Road. Bear left at fork to Silver Lake Road. Left on Bonnieview Road to Wilmington. Expect delays at intersection in Wilmington.

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Ausable Forks to Saranac Lake/Lake Placid

North on Main Street at Stewart's to stop sign. Left on Guideboard Road. Bear left at fork to Silver Lake Road. Left on Union Falls Road to Route 3. Left on Route 3 to Saranac Lake. In Saranac Lake take Route 86 East to Lake Placid.

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Ausable Forks to Keene

Expect delays in Jay.

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Saranac Lake To I-87 Southbound

Route 3 West to Tupper Lake. Route 30 South to Long Lake. Route 28N to Newcomb. Route 2 East to Exit 29 on Route I-87 or Route 28N to Warrensburg.

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Points south on Route I-87 to Lake Placid

From northbound Route I-87, take exit 29 to Route 2 West to Route 28N. Turn right on Route 28N to Newcomb. Route 28N to Long Lake. Right on Route 30 to Tupper Lake. Right on Route 3 East to Saranac Lake. Take exit 30 toward Keene. Follow route 9N to Rt 73. Expect delays at Keene.

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Points north on Route I-87 to Lake Placid

From Southbound on Route I-87 take exit 31 to Route 9N North. Route 9N North to Elizabethtown. Route 9N North to Route 73. Right on Route 73 to Keene. Expect delays at the intersection in Keene.

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Keene to Lake Placid

Route 73 westbound lane open. Expect Delays at River Road/Ski Jumps intersection. Access Village of Lake Placid via Old Military Road.

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Lake Placid to Wilmington/Ausable Forks/I-87 northbound

From Saranac Avenue/Route 86, go left at Main Street at the High Peaks Resort to Mirror Lake Drive. Left on Northwood Road. Left on Cobble Hill Road. Left on Route 86 to Wilmington. Straight through intersection on Bonnieview Road (County Route 19). Right on Silver Lake Road and follow detour arrows to Ausable Forks.

Expect delays in the village of Lake Placid and in Wilmington from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 
 

 

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