Ironman triathalon to impact traffic


By Brandon Klein - bklein@civitasmedia.com



The city of Delaware’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon will take place Sunday. About 2,600 athletes are expected to compete and the race will have a tangible impact on traffic.

The city of Delaware’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon will take place Sunday. About 2,600 athletes are expected to compete and the race will have a tangible impact on traffic.


The city of Delaware’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon will take place Sunday.

This will be the 30th such event of its kind in the United States, and the first in the state, consisting of a 1.2-mile swim in Delaware Lake; a 56-mile bike ride through Delaware, Marion and Morrow counties; and a 13.1-mile run that starts and finishes at Selby Stadium in Delaware. The event runs through Sunday.

About 2,600 athletes are expected to compete and the race will have a tangible impact on traffic Sunday. Athletes will be traveling in both directions on South Henry Street from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an officer present to direct vehicles, according to the Ironman website.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kingsbury Road, between Pollock Road and Berlin Station, will be open to local traffic only; through traffic will be detoured. Vehicles traveling on Kingsbury toward Berlin Station are asked to travel in the westbound lane. On Berlin Station, all vehicles are asked to travel north in the northbound lane. Property owners can access their homes from the south (Braunmiller) traveling north. Vehicles on Braunmiller are asked to travel east in the eastbound lane with home access from the south (Pollock). On Pollock, drivers are ask to travel south in the southbound lane with home access from the south (Olentangy Avenue).

The following are the impacted roads from the bicycle and run courses:

Bicycle Course Impacts

U.S. 23 (Northbound): From Delaware State Park to State Route 229, right lane closed, 7 to 10:30 a.m.

OPEN WITH DELAYS

Route 229: U.S. 23 to Gearhiser, 7 to 10:30 a.m.

Gearhiser Road (529): Route 229 to Newman Cardington (Route 123), 7 to 11 a.m.

Newman Cardington Road (123): Gearhiser Road (142) to East River Road, 8 to 11 a.m.

River Road (153): Newmans Cardington (123) to Firstenberger Road (148), 8 to 11 a.m.

Firstenberger (148): River Road to Claridon-Ashley Road (156), 8 to 11 a.m.

Worden Road (130): South Canaan Road (27) to Curtis Road (137), 8 a.m. to noon.

Curtis Road (137): Worden Road (130) to Cardington-Calendonia (66), 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Cardington-Calendonia (66): Curtis Road (137) to Marion-Cardington Road (529), 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Marion-Cardington Road (529): Cardington-Calendonia (66) to West Cardington Road (134), 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

West Cardington Road (134): Marion-Cardington Road (529) to Wick Road (229), 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wick Road (229) (becomes Newmans Cardington Road) (123): West Cardington Road (134) to Yake Road (143), 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Yake Road (143) (becomes Claypool Road) (146): Newmans Cardington Road (123/149) to Waldo Ashley (153) 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Waldo Ashley (153): Claypool Road (146) to Delaware-Cardington (156), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Delaware-Cardington (156) (becomes Peters Road) (250): Waldo Ashley (153) to Route 229, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Horseshoe Road (220): Route 229 to Hanover Road (214), 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hanover Road (214): Horseshoe Road (220) to Panhandle Road (215), 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Panhandle Road (215): Bardeen Road to Bailey Road, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Case (218)/Panhandle Road (215): Panhandle Road (215) to Horseshoe Road (220), 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Hudson Road (216): Panhandle Road (215) to Horseshoe Road (220), 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Horseshoe Road (220): Hudson Road (216) to Lake Street (42), 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lake Street (42): Horseshoe Road (220) to East Central Avenue, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

OPEN/LOCAL TRAFFIC; DELAYS

Claridon-Ashley Road (156): South St./Apulia Road to Sweet Road, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Marion-Edison Road (169) /South Canaan: Claridon-Ashley Road (156) to Worden Road (130), 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

West Canaan Road (60): South Canaan Road to Sayers Road (135), 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sayers Road (135): West Canaan Road (60) to Route 66, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Route 66: Sayers Road (135) to South Canaan Road (27), 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

CLOSED

Lake Street (42): East Central Avenue to East Winter Street, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Run Course Impacts

CLOSED

South Henry Street: East William Street to Olentangy Avenue, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Olentangy Avenue (Westbound Lane): South Henry to Pollock Road, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pollock Road (Northbound): Olentangy Avenue to Braumiller Road, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kingsbury: Pollock Road to Berlin Station, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Berlin Station Road (Southbound): Kingsbury to Braumiller Road, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OPEN; DELAYS

Olentangy Avenue (Eastbound Lane): South Henry to Pollock Road, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pollock Road (Southbound): Olentangy Avenue to Braumiller Road, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Berlin Station Road (Northbound): Kingsbury to Braumiller Road, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The city of Delaware’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon will take place Sunday. About 2,600 athletes are expected to compete and the race will have a tangible impact on traffic.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2016/08/web1_20160819_093340.jpgThe city of Delaware’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon will take place Sunday. About 2,600 athletes are expected to compete and the race will have a tangible impact on traffic.

By Brandon Klein

bklein@civitasmedia.com

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.