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Some roads closed in Tuscaloosa Friday as triathlon begins

Athletes in Tuscaloosa for USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Club and High School National Championships. (Source: WBRC Video) Athletes in Tuscaloosa for USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Club and High School National Championships. (Source: WBRC Video)
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

The City of Tuscaloosa will host top collegiate triathletes from across the country Friday and Saturday for the USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Club and High School National Championships.

Due to the event, certain roads and areas will be closed. This will also impact common routes into the University of Alabama campus for the A-Day Spring football game on Saturday.

The triathlon events center around the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The swim will take place in the Black Warrior River, the run route will travel down the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk and the bike route will largely be contained on Jack Warner Parkway and Paul Bryant Bridge, up to the intersection of Rice Mine Road NE.

Friday, racing will begin at 8:15 a.m., with roads closing at 6 a.m. and re-opening at around 2 p.m. On Saturday, racing will begin at 7:30 a.m. Roads will close at 5 a.m. and re-open at around 6 p.m.
 
The following roads will be closed on Friday, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Jack Warner Parkway from 28th Ave. to McFarland Blvd
  •  On and off ramps at McFarland Blvd. and Jack Warner Parkway.
  •  28th Avenue from Jack Warner Parkway to University Blvd.
  •  Tuscaloosa Riverwalk from Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to the River Market.

The following roads will be closed on Saturday, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  •  Jack Warner Parkway from 28th Ave. to Crescent Ridge Road.
  •  On and off ramps at McFarland Blvd. and Jack Warner Parkway.
  •  Paul Bryant Bridge from Jack Warner Parkway to Rice Mine Road NE.
  •  Tuscaloosa Riverwalk from Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to the Boathouse at Manderson Landing.

 The City of Tuscaloosa urges drivers to use caution in all affected areas.

Local accommodations and police escort systems will be in place for those needing access to businesses and residences along or on the river side of Jack Warner Parkway via Greensboro Ave., 21st Ave., Queen City Ave., and Guildswood Drive.

For more event information, visit www.usatriathlon.org/usatcn17.

For information from UA Gameday on how the road closures will impact A-Day travel, visit http://www.uagameday.com/a-day-info.php.

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