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USA Triathlon to Cause Road Closures in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE - Road closures in the downtown lakefront area, and extending south over the Hoan Bridge/I-794 to S. Lake Drive, through St. Francis and Cudahy as far as College Avenue, will take effect this Saturday and Sunday mornings August 8-9 to accommodate the 2015 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. 

Action is set to begin at 7:30am on both days. All races start at Discovery World with the swim portion, followed by the bike portion starting at the intersection of Lincoln Memorial drive and E. Michigan. The run portion of the event will primarily take place within Veterans Park on the Oak Leaf Trail.

On Saturday, August 8, the Olympic-Distance National Championships features a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run. The Sprint National Championships on Sunday, August 9 is a non-drafting, sprint distance event (750 m Swim, 20 km Bike, 5 km Run). 

·    Number of Participants: Approximately 5,000 registered athletes for Saturday and Sunday, and 400 volunteers each day.
·    Road restrictions: Begin as early as 5:30 a.m. on race mornings. 
·    Race Time: Olympic-Distance Nationals and Sprint Nationals will begin at 7:30am both mornings at Discovery World. The Olympic-Distance on Saturday will be completed by 1:30pm and the Sprint on Sunday will be completed by 12:00pm. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 - ROUTE MAPS FOR OLYMPIC DISTANCE / ROAD CLOSURES

*E. Michigan Street (East of Lincoln Memorial Drive) - Closed 5:30am - 2pm on Saturday
*North Harbor Drive (from Chicago to E. Michigan) - Closed 5:30am - 2pm on Saturday
*Lincoln Memorial Drive - Closed 5:30am - 1:30pm on Saturday
·    Northbound and Southbound lanes of LMD CLOSED from E. Michigan Street to Lake Drive 
·    Off-ramp from I-794 West to Lincoln Memorial Drive to remain closed until 1:30pm 
*E. Mason St., E. Lagoon Dr., E. Lafayette Hill Dr., E. Water Tower Rd, E. Ravine Rd.
·    No thru traffic due to Lincoln Memorial Drive closure - 5:30am - 1:00pm on Saturday
*I-794 South - Closed 5:30am - 1:00pm on Saturday
·    All lanes of I-794 from Lincoln Memorial Drive to E. Howard Ave. 
*E. Howard Ave. - Closed 5:30am - 1:00pm - SATURDAY ONLY
·    Eastbound and Westbound lanes from I-794 to S. Lake Drive 
*S. Lake Drive - Closed 5:30am - 1:00pm  - SATURDAY ONLY
·    Northbound and Southbound lanes from E. Howard Ave. to E. College Ave 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015 - ROUTE MAPS FOR SPRINT DISTANCE / ROAD CLOSURES

*E. Michigan Street (East of Lincoln Memorial Drive) - Closed 5:30am - 12pm on Sunday
*North Harbor Drive (from Chicago to E. Michigan) - Closed 5:30am - 12pm on Sunday
*Lincoln Memorial Drive - Closed 5:30am - 12pm on Sunday
·    Northbound and Southbound lanes of LMD CLOSED from E. Michigan Street to Lake Drive 
·    Off-ramp from I-794 West to Lincoln Memorial Drive to remain closed until 12:00pm 
*E. Mason St., E. Lagoon Dr., E. Lafayette Hill Dr., E. Water Tower Rd, E. Ravine Rd.
·    No thru traffic due to Lincoln Memorial Drive closure - 5:30am - 12pm on Sunday
*I-794 South - Closed 5:30am - 12pm on Sunday
·    All lanes of I-794 from Lincoln Memorial Drive to E. Howard Ave. 

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