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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: IRONMAN TRIATHLON SEPT. 9, EXPECT DELAYS ON NORTHSHORE RD

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Date: September 4, 2012

National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: Sept. 4, 2012

Release No.: 2011-39

Contact: Kevin Turner, (702) 293-8712

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: IRONMAN TRIATHLON SEPT. 9, EXPECT DELAYS ON NORTHSHORE RD

LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service is advising visitors to expect delays and exercise caution on park roads on Sept. 9 due to the Ironman 70.3 triathlon event. Cyclists participating in the event will be traveling towards the park from Lake Las Vegas and entering the park on Lake Mead Parkway 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 in a passing zone and 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 public during the event.

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