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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: IRONMAN TRIATHLON SEPT. 11, EXPECT DELAYS LAKESHORE RD/NORTHSHORE RD

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Date: September 6, 2011
Contact: Visitor Information, 702-293-8990

LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising visitors to expect delays and exercise caution on park roads on Sept. 11 due to the Ironman 70.3 triathlon event. Cyclists participating in the event will be on traveling from Lake Las Vegas and entering the park on Lake Mead Pkwy. onto Northshore Rd. to mile 17.5 north of Callville Bay. Lakeshore Rd. between the Lakeshore/Northshore intersection and Boulder Beach entrance will not be affected.

Cyclists will be in the park from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visitors are reminded to "share the road" and pass only when it is safe. The National Park Service is requiring all cyclists to travel in a single file, except when passing. Parking will not be permitted along the cycling course.

The park will remain open to the general public during the event.

- NPS -

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