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Ironman street closures announced

| June 22, 2010 9:00 PM

Street crews will begin setting up barricades on Wednesday for the closure of Sherman Avenue at Second Avenue and Independence Point on Wednesday in preparation for Ironman Coeur d'Alene on Sunday.

Some tips for getting around:

1. Southbound traffic wanting to get into the downtown area will be detoured onto Lakeside Avenue to Second, Third or Fifth, etc., to reach Sherman Avenue.

2. Coeur d'Alene Resort traffic should use First Street.

3. Westbound traffic will be detoured southbound onto Second Street and Front Avenue. These vehicles will loop around onto Fourth Street and exit the downtown on Lakeside or north on Fourth Street. Second Street at Sherman will be closed to northbound traffic. This area has been very congested in the past and being an ITD bypass route, we have always chosen to close traffic northbound and to it leave open to just southbound traffic.

4. Bleachers will be staged on Sherman at 6 p.m. on the 23rd and will stay in place until the afternoon of June 28.

5. The Independence Point parking lot will be closed early Wednesday as they set up medical tents and Ironman stores.

6. At the time of the closure, the signals at Second and Sherman will be put in the red flash mode and the signal at Lakeside and Independence Point will be shut off to keep traffic flowing.

Other closures

The Third Street boat trailer parking area will be closed early Wednesday and re-opened June 30. Alternate boat trailer parking is available in the main lot or south of City Hall during this closure.

The city also closes Government Way for "No Parking" on the east side from Garden to Harrison, Saturday, June 26, and race day, Sunday, June 27. In addition, Front Avenue from Eighth to 11th streets will be closed to parking during the same period.

Parking will not be allowed on Mullan Avenue, from 17th to 23rd streets, will be "NO PARKING" on the north side on Saturday, June 26, and entirely closed to traffic on race day, Sunday, June 27.

About 2,500 athletes will compete in the race that begins at 7 a.m. Sunday and includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run.

Information: 769-2233

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