Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- With the Ironman in town this weekend, you will see some traffic changes.
Broad Street will be closed between East Boundary and 13th Street on Sunday from 4 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Gordon Highway ramps at Broad and Bay streets will be closed from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The 5th Street bridge will be closed from 4 to 10 a.m. on Sunday.
The westbound lane of Broad Street between 8th and 9th streets is closed. It will reopen on Sunday at 6 p.m.
The following areas will be designated as no-parking areas from 4 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday:
-Broad Street from East Boundary to 13th Street (including center parking bays)
-Reynolds Street from East Boundary to Bay Street
-8th Street from Reynolds Street to Broad Street
The boat ramp at the Riverfront Marina will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
Here's the information on the full Ironman route from the Augusta Sports Council:
"The 70.3-mile triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 1.2-mile swim from the Augusta Riverwalk Marina to the Boathouse Community Center on Riverfront Drive. From there, the athletes will transition to the 56-mile cycling leg into South Carolina. The cycling leg will wind through Aiken County, passing through Jackson and New Ellenton on the route. The cyclists will return to the transition area at The Boathouse to begin the 13.1-mile run leg of the race."
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