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How Ironman triathlon will affect traffic this weekend

Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 10:08 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 7:56 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Ironman 70.3 Augusta organizers have announced information regarding the route and traffic plan for the competition on Sunday.

The triathlon will begin at 7 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. The cyclists will return to the transition area at The Boathouse to begin the 13.1-mile run leg of the race through downtown Augusta.

Augusta Regional Airport will close two entrances to accommodate the triathlon: the north entrance and the Standard Aero entrance will close around 7 a.m. Sunday. At the intersection of Doug Barnard Parkway and Tobacco Road, the main entrance will remain open for through traffic, but traffic may be held between 8:45 a.m. through 1:45 p.m. to allow race participants to pass.

Elsewhere in Augusta, these areas will be designated no-parking areas from 4 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday:

  • Broad Street from East Boundary to 13th Street, including center parking bays.
  • Reynolds Street from East Boundary to Bay Street.
  • Eighth Street from Reynolds Street to Broad Street.

The bike course will affect these roads at the listed times:

  • Gordon Highway from 7:23 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Gordon Highway flyover from 7:30 to 10:32 a.m.
  • Mike Padgett Highway from 7:30 a.m. to 1:04 p.m.
  • Old Waynesboro from 7:40 to 11:48 a.m.
  • McDade from 7:44 to 11:12 a.m.
  • Brown from 7:49 to 11:25 a.m.
  • McCombe from 8:06 to 11:57 a.m.
  • Broome from 8:10 a.m. to 12:03 p.m.
  • Hephzibah McBean from 8:12 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Horseshoe from 8:21 a.m. to 12:46 p.m.
  • 4-H Club from 8:38 a.m. to 1:08 p.m.
  • Doug Barnard Parkway to Gordon Highway from 8:41 a.m. to 1:53 p.m.
  • Gordon Highway and Taylor from 9:07 a.m. to 2:09 p.m.
  • Taylor and Fourth from 9:07 a.m. to 2:09 p.m.
  • Watkins and East Boundary from 9:08 a.m. to 2:12 p.m.
  • Sand Bar Ferry from 9:09 a.m. to 2:16 p.m.

The run course will affect these roads at the listed times:

  • Broad Street east from 13th Street to East Boundary from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Broad St. west from East Boundary to 12th Street from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • East Boundary south from Reynolds Street to Greene Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Greene Street east from East Boundary to 13th Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 13th Street north from Greene Street to Broad Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 12th Street from Broad Street to Jones Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Jones Street from 12th Street to 10th Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 10th Street from Jones Street to Reynolds Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Eighth Street from Reynolds Street to Broad Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Reynolds Street from 10th Street to Bay Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bay Street from Reynolds Street to Reynolds Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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