Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Exergy Tour will bring more than 100 top women cyclists to Idaho this week. With the inaugural tour will come temporary closures and detours on Ada County roadways. The race spans five days with three stages taking place in Ada County— two in Boise and one in Kuna. Detours will be in place and will be marked with signs and in some locations police officers will be present to help direct traffic. In neighborhoods impacted by the races, police escorts will help residents get in and out; however impacted residents should expect short-term delays. Road closures for some race stages will extend beyond race completion, specifically the final race, which begins and ends in Hyde Park. Race course maps and full event details are available on the Exergy Tour web site, www.exergytour.com.Thursday, May 24 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (race time) | Downtown Boise
Closures and detours in effect this week during Exergy Tour bike races
Saturday, May 26 – 11 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. (race time) | Kuna
- Full road closures: Capitol Boulevard and Vista Avenue from Rose Hill Street to Myrtle Street and the Boise Depot driveway. Closures will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the road will re-open at approximately 8:15 p.m.
- The race will start at Julia Davis Park and will send riders south on Capitol Boulevard to the Depot, where they will loop back to the park.
Monday, May 28 – 11 a.m. to 1p.m. (race time) | North End/Hyde Park, Boise
- Full road closures: West 2nd Street will be closed all day. Portions of Linder Avenue, Avalon Street and Swan Falls Road will be closed between 10:50 a.m. and approximately 1:30 p.m. Detours will be in place and residents within these areas will be escorted in and out by police motorcycles as needed.
- The course will start riders on West 2nd Street and take them south on Swan Falls Road, where they will ride to Poen Road and loop back on Swan Falls Road, completing the 10.4 mile course.
- Full road closures - from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., various full closures and rolling closures will be in effect.
Closed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 13th Street between Alturas Street and Brumback Street. Eastman Street and Alturas Street will be closed between 12th and 14th. This area is the perimeter around Hyde Park.
Closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 13th Street between Alturas Street and Resseguie Street.
Closed from 10:50 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 13th Street between Brumback Street and Heron Street.
- Rolling closures – from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: In the Foothills neighborhoods, Bogus Basin Road, Cartwright Road, Seaman’s Gulch Road, Pierce Park Lane, and East Hill Road will experience rolling closures between 5 and 10 minutes long. Rolling closures are shorter term closures—when riders have cleared a section of road, it will re-open to traffic. Racers will make three laps on this course.
- Police will assist with the rolling closures and with residents wishing to leave their homes. Residents should expect short-term delays.
- Riders will start and finish in Hyde Park. The course will take riders up Cartwright Road through Hidden Springs on Dry Creek Road, down Seamans Gulch Road, onto Hill Road and Pierce Park Lane. Riders will complete the lap three times, riding a total of 46.6 miles.
Parking restrictions will be in place on 13th Street and portions of Harrison Boulevard north of Resseguie Street May 24 through 28. Vehicles parked on these roads on May 28 may be moved to another location in the area.
Additional stages of the Exergy Tour bike race will take place in Nampa and Crouch/Idaho City areas. For spectator information, maps and race course information, visit www.exergytour.com.
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