Santa Cruz Ironman Competition to Cause Delays on Highway 1 this Sunday September 12
The Santa Cruz Ironman competition will course its way in and around Santa Cruz and Highway 1 the morning of Sunday September 12.
Approximately 25 miles of Highway 1 will serve as the up and back course for the bike riding portion of the competition. The Highway 1 portion of the bike course begins at Western Dr. in Santa Cruz and heads north to the turnaround point at Pigeon Point Rd. in San Mateo County.
Travelers on northbound Highway 1 will be held at the intersection of Western Dr. in Santa Cruz from 7:20 am to approximately 9:30 am to allow for bicycle competitors to pass. Northbound travelers will encounter a flashing red light at the intersection of Western Dr. which will be managed by the California Highway Patrol. A few minutes after the last bike competitor heads north, CHP will move north deliberately behind the last rider to reopen northbound Highway 1 to vehicle traffic.
Southbound travelers will encounter a closure of Highway 1 at the Pigeon Point Rd. turnaround on Sunday between 8:20 am and 11 am. Again, once the last bike rider has turned and headed south, the CHP will control the speed of traffic as they reopen southbound Highway 1 to vehicles.
Travelers are reminded to follow message and directional signs and to allow extra time for their commute around the area of this spirited competition.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.
For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Cruz County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website.