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Some SCV roads to be shut down next week as Amgen Tour of California rolls through town

Posted: May 9, 2014 12:54 p.m.
Updated: May 9, 2014 12:54 p.m.
 

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage bicycle race will shut down some roads around the Santa Clarita Valley when it rolls through town next week, Santa Clarita officials said Friday.

The city is hosting the starts of two stages of the race this year, one of which will start in Newhall on Friday, May 16, and the second in Valencia on Saturday, May 17.

The stage start on Friday will close Main Street in Newhall between Lyons Avenue and Sixth Street, according to city officials.

Main Street will be closed between midday on Thursday through Friday afternoon.

Cyclists are expected to leave on that stage start at around 11:35 a.m. for a stage that will take them from Santa Clarita to Mountain High.

Residents along Placerita Canyon and Sand Canyon Road should expect a 40-minute traffic delay on Friday, according to a city news release.

On Saturday, May 17, riders will start from the Westfield Valencia Town Center. The northbound lanes of McBean Parkway and the westbound lanes of Newhall Ranch Road will be closed about 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the race, according to the city’s news release.

Cyclists are expected to depart Town Center Drive at approximately 11:40 a.m., and local street lanes will reopen as riders make their way out of the Santa Clarita Valley toward Pasadena.

Motorists traveling during the time of the event should expect delays, according to city officials.

Emergency vehicles will continue to have access to all areas of the Santa Clarita Valley during the events, regardless of road closures.

Santa Clarita Transit services will be affected, however. Updated bus route information can be found online at www.SantaClaritaTransit.com.

The Amgen Tour of California is an annual stage bicycle race that takes riders on differing courses throughout the Golden State.

This year’s race, which starts Sunday and runs until May 18, begins in Sacramento and ends in Thousand Oaks.

 

 

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