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USA Pro Challenge This Weekend: Traffic Impacts, Safety Alerts

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The final two stages of the USA Pro Challenge take place on Colorado’s Front Range, and will lead to several road closures drivers should know about, plus there are security alerts fans planning to watch the race should know about.

Stage 6 of the USA Pro Challenge goes from Loveland to Fort Collins on Saturday.

The following closures will take place: Interstate 25 entrance/exit ramps between Loveland/Greeley interchange (Exit 257) and Windsor Interchange (Exit 262), U.S. 34, U.S. 287, U.S. 36, SH 7.

Highways impacted include State Highway 93, State Highway 119, State Highway 72, State Highway 7, and US 36. Impacts begin at 11 a.m. and end by approximately 4 p.m.

Stage 7, the final stage of the race, takes place in Denver on Sunday.

Denver police shared more information about the traffic impacts. These roads will be closed on Sunday:

- Colfax Ave between Speer Blvd and Grant St will be from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
– Speer Blvd both directions from 8th Ave to Auraria Pkwy from 12:30 pm- 4:30 pm.
– 17th Ave from Broadway to Colorado Blvd will be closed from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

These roads will be closed from 5 a.m. on Saturday through 5 a.m. on Monday:

- Bannock from Colfax to 13th Ave
– Broadway from 19th Ave to 13th Ave
– 14th Ave from Cherokee to Lincoln St

To get downtown, police recommend these routes:
– I-25 will give you the best access north and south and can be taken to Park Ave, 20th St, Speer Blvd or Auraria Pkwy.
– Park Ave and 20th St will give you access to downtown from the north.
– Auraria and Speer can be taken to Market St. Market will give you access to 15th 17th etc.
– Traveling To Cherry Creek Mall and Cherry Creek North: For North /South access for Cherry Creek in the middle of town you can use Washington, Clarkson, Park Ave or Colorado Blvd.

Denver police released the following statement about security surrounding the race:

“To enhance public safety at the USA Pro Challenge, the Denver Police Department strongly requests that there be no backpacks, large purses, briefcases, diaper bags, camera bags, shopping bags, coolers, unattended strollers or other opaque packages along the race route. Unless these items are essential for your health, please do not carry them within one block of the race route. Persons carrying containers may be contacted by police and any containers may be subject to search.”

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