Road closures, spectator info for Ironman 70.3 Sunday

Triathletes pedal their bicycles near the Olympic Center in Lake Placid during last year’s Ironman 70.3 race. (Enterpirse photo — Lou Reuter)

LAKE PLACID — The third Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

The triathlon route includes a 1.2-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 56-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay and Wilmington, and a 13.1-mile run in and around the Lake Placid village.

Temporary road closures will begin at 5 a.m. The following are all estimated times based on New York State Police traffic control. Please use caution and expect delays.

Road closures, Route 86:

¯ Route 86 — southbound in to Lake Placid from Wilmington beginning at 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

¯ Route 86 — westbound from Jay to Wilmington will close from 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

¯ Route 9N will close northbound from Keene to Jay at 6 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

¯ Haselton Road will close in both directions on between Bilhuber Road and Silver Lake Road 7 a.m. -1 p.m. 

Road closures, Route 73:

¯ South/eastbound from Lake Placid to Keene beginning at 5 a.m. until noon. 

Note to Wilmington Road residents

The section of Wilmington Road from Northwood Road to the route 86/73 intersection will be closed to vehicle traffic and parking until 2 p.m. 

Homes and businesses in this area will be impacted as the cyclists will travel out and back on Wilmington Road/Route 86 from Northwood Road to the traffic light on Main Street at the Route 73 intersection.  Thank you for your understanding and please use caution when exiting your residence as there will be bikes in both directions and they will be traveling in the opposite lane of traffic. 

Alternate routes

¯ LAKE PLACID TO JAY: From Saranac Avenue/Route 86, go left at Main Street at the High Peaks Resort to Mirror Lake Drive. Left on Northwood Road. Left on Cobble Hill Road. Left on Route 86 to Wilmington. Right on Route 86 to Jay. Expect delays in the Village of Lake Placid, in Wilmington, and in Jay from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

¯ AuSABLE FORKS TO WILMINGTON: North on Main Street at Stewart’s to stop sign. Left on Guideboard Road. Bear left at fork to Silver Lake Road. Left on Bonnieview Road to Wilmington. Expect delays at intersection in Wilmington.

¯ AuSABLE FORKS TO SARANAC LAKE/LAKE PLACID: North on Main Street at Stewart’s to stop sign. Left on Guideboard Road. Bear left at fork to Silver Lake Road. Left on Union Falls Road to Route 3. Left on Route 3 to Saranac Lake. In Saranac Lake take Route 86 East to Lake Placid.

¯ AuSABLE FORKS TO KEENE: Expect delays in Jay. 

¯ SARANAC LAKE TO I-87 SOUTHBOUND: Route 3 West to Tupper Lake. Route 30 South to Long Lake. Route 28N to Newcomb. Route 2 East to Exit 29 on Route I-87 or Route 28N to Warrensburg.

¯ POINTS SOUTH ON ROUTE I-87 TO LAKE PLACID: Take exit 30 towards Keene. Follow route 9N to Route 73. Expect delays at Keene.

¯ POINTS NORTH ON ROUTE I-87 TO LAKE PLACID: From Southbound on Route I-87 take exit 31 to Route 9N North. Route 9N North to Elizabethtown. Route 9N North to Route 73. Right on Route 73 to Keene. Expect delays at the intersection in Keene.

¯ KEENE TO LAKE PLACID: Route 73 Westbound lane open. Expect Delays at River Road/Ski Jumps intersection. Access Village of Lake Placid via Old Military Road.

¯ LAKE PLACID TO WILMINGTON/AUSABLE FORKS/I-87 NORTHBOUND: From Saranac Avenue/Route 86, go left at Main Street at the High Peaks Resort to Mirror Lake Drive. Left on Northwood Road. Left on Cobble Hill Road. Left on Route 86 to Wilmington. Straight through intersection on Bonnieview Road (County Route 19). Right on Silver Lake Road and follow detour arrows to Ausable Forks. Expect delays in the Village of Lake Placid and in Wilmington from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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