Triathlon to close several roads in Milwaukee, around lakefront this weekend

CREATED Aug 8, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- The USA Triathlon will close a number of roads and create several detours getting into Milwaukee and around the lakefront Saturday and Sunday.

The closures will stretch south over the Hoan Bridge, through Saint Francis and Cudahy, and as far as College Avenue.

Races on both days will start at 7:30 a.m. at Discovery World with the swim portion. The bike portion will start at the intersection of Lincoln Memorial drive and E. Michigan, and the run portion will primarily take place within Veterans Park on the Oak Leaf Trail.

The closures are as follows:

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

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

Lincoln Memorial Drive – Closed 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Northbound and Southbound lanes of Lincoln Memorial Drive 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. to 1 p.m.

  • All lanes of I-794 from Lincoln Memorial Drive to E. Howard Ave.
  • 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. to 1 p.m.

  • Eastbound and Westbound lanes from I-794 to S. Lake Drive

S. Lake Drive – Closed 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Northbound and Southbound lanes from E. Howard Ave. to E. College Ave

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.