Sections of Tahoe Highways Closed Sunday for Ironman Lake Tahoe
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KINGS BEACH – Sections of State Highways 28, 89 and 267 will be closed on Sunday as thousands of athletes compete in the Ironman Lake Tahoe endurance event.
Ironman returns to Lake Tahoe for the second consecutive year, with more than 2,500 athletes registered to compete in the grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run at more than 6,000 feet above sea level.
Highway 28 is scheduled to be closed in both directions from Fox Street to the junction with Highway 267 from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. as the athletes complete the swim in Kings Beach and transition to the bike course.
In addition, northbound Highway 89 will be closed from Fairway Drive in Tahoe City to Squaw Valley Road from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and southbound Highway 267 will be closed from Northstar Boulevard to Kingswood/Commonwealth Drive in Kings Beach from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Interstate 80 eastbound off-ramp to Highway 89/267 (Exit 188B) and the Highway 89 on-ramp to westbound I-80 will both be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Several residential street intersections with Highways 28 and 267 in Kings Beach also will be closed. The CHP will be conducting traffic control at all closure locations. Refer to the attached traffic impact guide for the full schedule of closures.
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