Friday , July 28, 2017 - 5:30 AM
The 13th annual Tour of Utah is just around the corner, which means there will be road closures throughout the area.
Parts of Northern Utah will play host to some of the event stages, including the cities of Logan, Brigham City, Eden, Huntsville, Layton and Bountiful, to name a few. The routes will also take cyclists through popular scenic areas, such as Bear Lake, the North Ogden Divide and Pineview Reservoir.
Only stages one, two and five will pass through Northern Utah, with stages three, four, six and seven taking place farther south near Salt Lake City.
Passing cyclists or the team vehicles is not allowed, but traffic is allowed to follow behind the race, provided cars go the same speed as the cyclists.
Here’s what the road closures will look like for this year’s Tour of Utah.
See map of stage one below.
Stage one of the tour will kick off Monday, July 31, in Logan. The stage will start and finish at the corner of 100 East and Federal Avenue in downtown Logan.
According to the tour’s traffic impact report for stage one, road closures will begin with closing 100 East between 200 North and 100 North starting Sunday in preparation for Monday’s race.
On Monday, 100 East will be closed to traffic from 300 North to Center Street beginning at 4 a.m. Professional cycling teams will park vehicles close to the start/finish line, so 100 North will be closed to the public from Main Street to 200 East from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The race will begin with cyclists riding north on 100 East and going in a loop along 300 North, 200 East and Center Street. These streets will be closed to traffic for the race between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m.
Cyclists and their team vehicles will use 400 North and Highway 89 to race past Utah State University and out of town toward Bear Lake and Garden City. Drivers should expect delays near the college on 400 North between 8:30-8:45 a.m.
Competitors will later turn north at Garden City, turn east at St. Charles, Idaho, ride across Bear Lake on North Beach Road, loop south on Eastshore Road, then head northeast after riding through Laketown. Cyclists will then use Highway 89 to ride back to downtown Logan for the finish. Delays are expected to take place around the university and downtown between 1:10 and 1:45 p.m.
See map of stage two below.
The second stage of the tour will take place Tuesday, Aug. 1, starting in Brigham City and ending with a climb to Snowbasin Resort.
According to the traffic impact report for stage two, a portion of Main Street in Brigham City will be closed starting at 4 p.m. Monday. The race will begin with a soft start, which will consist of a downtown loop of E. 100 South, N. 200 East, E. 200 North and Main Street. Cyclists will exit the downtown area around 10 a.m.
Competitors will then ride onto Highway 89 and loop north through Sardine Canyon toward Wellsville. Riders will continue to head north past Mendon on S.R. 23 before turning northwest on S.R. 30 and later turning onto S.R. 38 and riding south back to Brigham City.
Cyclists are expected to ride back through Brigham City between 11:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and they will pass through the town on Main Street before continuing south on S.R. 30 through Perry and Willard.
Competitors will then merge onto Highway 89 at Pleasant View between noon and 12:45 p.m. Riders will then cross the North Ogden Divide between noon and 1 p.m. Drivers should expect delays along North Ogden Canyon Road during that time. The riders will use N. 5500 East and E. 1900 North to pass through Eden sometime between 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Riders will use 7800 East to pass the east side of Pineview Reservoir and Huntsville between 12:45 and 1:30 p.m. They’ll then use S.R. 39 to access Old Snowbasin Road before hitting the finish line at the resort. The stage is expected to finish around 1:45 p.m.
See map of stage five below.
Closures will begin 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, in the area of Wasatch Drive at Constitution Circle in Layton.
As the race starts, riders will go on a stair-like route though Davis County and into Weber County. Their route will take them west on Gentile Street; north on S. 3000 West; west on S.R. 107; north on S.R. 110; west on S.R. 37; north on N. 5000 West; west on N. 5500 South; north on S. 7500 West; east on N. 5100 South; north on S. 5900 West; and east on S.R. 37. Riders will then make a loop by going north on S.R. 134, east on W. 1400 South, south on S. 3500 West and back west on S.R. 37. The riders will then backtrack and ride the same route back to the Layton area. Cyclists are expected to be in this area between 9 and 11:35 a.m.
From there, cyclists will use Fort Lane and Church Street to travel north on Antelope Drive toward Hill Air Force Base. Cyclists and authorized vehicles will enter the south gate of HAFB; ride northwest on Balmer Avenue, Foulois Road and Wardley Road; and exit through the Roy gate near the Hill Aerospace Museum. Cyclists are will be in the area between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Racers will then travel south and merge onto Highway 89. Competitors will then continue south using Mountain Road, State Street and S.R. 106 until they get into Centerville. This period of the race is expected to take place between 12:45 and 1:30 p.m.
The cyclists will then use 400 North and start a two-lap circuit around Bountiful. This circuit will include Bountiful Boulevard, Indian Springs Road, 400 East, Davis Boulevard, 400 East, 1800 South, Orchard Drive, 500 South and Bountiful’s Main Street. The race will then turn right onto 200 North to 400 East, turn left at 400 East and return to 400 North. The finish line for this stage will be at 20 S. Main St. Cyclists will be in this area between 12:45 and 2 p.m.
The sixth stage of the race will go from Heber Valley to Snowbird Resort. The seventh and final stage of this year’s tour will take place in downtown Salt Lake City, with the start/finish line located next to the Utah State Capitol.
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