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Traffic Advisory, Sunday August 22 – Multiple Events

TRAFFIC ALERT / ADVISORY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010

THERE ARE THREE (3) EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN CANTON ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 22ND THAT WILL IMPACT TRAFFIC.

 

LOBSTER LOOP ROAD RACE:

DOWD AVENUE AT ROUTE 44 WILL BE CLOSED STARTING AT 6:30 AM.  AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00 AM ALL OF DOWD AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.  OTHER ROADS IMPACTED BY THE RACE ARE SYMONDS AVENUE, GILDERSLEEVE AVENUE, MAPLE AVENUE, DYER AVENUE, HILL STREET AND EAST HILL ROAD.  THE RACE SHOULD BE OVER BY 11:30 AM ALLOWING FOR TRAFFIC TO RESUME.  TO GET AROUND THIS EVENT, USE ROUTE 44 AND ROUTE 179.  PARKING FOR THE EVENT IS AT THE FIRE STATION ON CANTON SPRINGS ROAD.

THERE IS NO PARKING ON CANTON VALLEY CIRCLE OR IN ANY BUSINESS ON ROUTE 44.

 

LITCHFIELD TRIATHLON:

THE BICYCLE PORTION OF THE TRIATHLON WILL BE COMING THROUGH CANTON STARTING AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00AM AND ENDING AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AM.  THE BICYCLES WILL BE TRAVELING EAST ON ROUTE 44 FROM NEW HARTFORD, TURNING RIGHT (SOUTH) ONTO ROUTE 179 AND THEN TURNING RIGHT (WEST) ONTO ROUTE 202.  THERE WILL BE PARTIAL LANE AND ROAD SHOULDER CLOSURES.  PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN PASSING THE BICYCLISTS AND AT THESE INTERSECTIONS.

 

MOTORCYCLE RIDE:

THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS MOTORCYCLE DREAM RIDE WILL BE IN CANTON AND IMPACTING TRAFFIC ON TWO (2) SEPARATE TIMES AND ROUTES.

 

THE FIRST GROUP (400 – 600 MOTORCYCLES) WILL ENTER CANTON AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AM TRAVELING EAST ON ROUTE 44 FROM NEW HARTFORD.  THE GROUP WILL THEN TURN LEFT (NORTH) ONTO ROUTE 179 (CHERRY BROOK ROAD) AND CONTINUE TO ROUTE 309.  EXPECT LENGTHY DELAYS AT INTERSECTIONS.

 

THE SECOND GROUP (1500 – 2500 MOTORCYCLES) WILL ENTER CANTON AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 PM TRAVELING WEST ON ROUTE 309 FROM SIMSBURY.  THE GROUP WILL TURN RIGHT (NORTH) ONTO ROUTE 179 (CHERRY BROOK ROAD)

AND WILL CONTINUE INTO BARKHAMSTED.  THE GROUP WILL RETURN TO CANTON BETWEEN 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM TRAVELING EAST ON ROUTE 44 FROM NEW HARTFORD.  THE GROUP WILL THEN TURN RIGHT (SOUTH) ONTO ROUTE 179, CROSS ROUTE 202, CONTINUE THROUGH COLLINSVILLE ON ROUTE 179 INTO BURLINGTON.  EXPECT LENGTHY TRAFFIC DELAYS AT INTERSECTIONS AND IN COLLINSVILLE AREA.

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