Lakefront road closures August 10th & 11th for USA Triathlon

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Thousands of athletes from across the country will make their way down to Milwaukee’s lakefront this weekend for the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. That also means there will be some big road closures Saturday, August 10th, and Sunday, August 11th.

Approximately 4,500 triathletes are expected to take part - in addition to the thousands of spectators - making this one of the biggest races held in the city.

“It’s a spectacular venue. It's really beautiful,” said Jim Shelden from Atlanta, Georgia.

“It's definitely exciting. There's a lot of energy because there are so many triathletes racing,” said Stephanie Ewert from Washington, D.C.

The course itself will take triathletes on a swim through the Lakeshore State Park inlet, a bike ride down I-794 and the Hoan Bridge to Cudahy, and a run up Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Roads will be closed along those routes. Here is the list:

E. Michigan Street (East of Lincoln Memorial Drive) – Closed 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Saturday and Sunday

North Harbor Drive (from Chicago to E. Michigan) – Closed 7 a.m  – 2 p.m  – Saturday and Sunday

Lincoln Memorial Drive – Closed 7am – 1:30 p.m. (until 12 p.m. on Sunday)

Northbound and southbound lanes of LMD closed from E. Michigan Street to Lake Drive

Off-ramp from I-794 West to Lincoln Memorial Drive to remain closed until 1:30 p.m.

I-794 South – Closed 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Saturday (until 12 p.m. on Sunday)

Southbound lanes of I-794 from Lincoln Memorial Drive to E. Howard Avenue

Off-ramp from I-794 West to Lincoln Memorial Drive to remain closed until 1:30 p.m.

E. Howard Ave. – Closed 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Saturday        

Eastbound and westbound lanes from I-794 to S. Lake DriveS. Lake Drive – Closed 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m .- Saturday

Northbound and southbound lanes from E. Howard Avenue to E. College Avenue

E. Mason St., E. Lagoon Dr., E. Lafayette Hill Dr., E. Water Tower Rd, E. Ravine Rd.

No thru traffic due to Lincoln Memorial Drive closure. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (until 12 p.m. on Sunday)