Pro cycling race will close Independence Pass

Aug 17, 2015

The USA Pro Challenge moves through Aspen on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The biggest traffic disruptions will be on Independence Pass.
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The biggest impact to local traffic this week from the USA Pro Challenge will be on Independence Pass.

The professional cyclists will arrive in Aspen Wednesday (8/19) via Independence Pass. They’ll leave town the next day, on Thursday (8/20), headed to Breckenridge in stage four of the race.

This is the fifth year the riders will move through Aspen. The race always brings traffic disruptions.

On Wednesday, Independence Pass will be closed to traffic from 1 pm until 5:30 pm, according to the City of Aspen. The next day, traffic won’t be allowed on the Pass from 9 am until 12:30 pm. In downtown Aspen, eastbound traffic passing through the “S” curves into town will be diverted onto neighborhood streets from noon Tuesday (8/18) until about 11 am on Thursday. 

To see a list of road closures during the Pro Challenge provided by the Colorado Dept. of Transportation, click here.