Amgen Tour to Impact Folsom Bridges and Traffic
Key Folsom roadways and bridges will be closed between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12 when Folsom hosts the Stage 2 Individual Time Trial for the Amgen Tour of California, America's largest cycling event.
While the race course will be open during peak commute hours, the following roads will be closed between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -
> Rainbow Bridge and Folsom Lake Crossing closed
> Lake Natoma Crossing limited to one lane per direction
> Folsom-Auburn Rd limited to one southbound lane (no northbound traffic)
> East Natoma St closed between Folsom Lake Crossing and Blue Ravine
> Green Valley Rd closed between the County line and East Natoma St
> Riley St closed between Sutter St and Leidesdorff St in the Historic District
The 12.5-mile route starts on Sutter Street, and continues onto Riley, across the Rainbow Bridge, north on Folsom Auburn Road, across Folsom Lake Crossing to East Natoma and then to Green Valley road. Riders will make a 180-degree turn on Green Valley near the county line and return over the same route to finish on Leidesdorff Street in Historic Folsom.
"Hosting the world's top professional cyclists for the Individual Trial is an exciting opportunity for our community," said City Manager Evert Palmer. "While we know the event will inconvenience some motorists, we believe the one-day traffic impacts are worth the opportunity to showcase our community before a world-wide television audience and the thousands of cycling fans who will visit our community on race day."
Over the past two months, City officials shared news about the road closures with large employers, prison officials, US Bureau of Reclamation, State Parks, schools, residents and businesses located on or near the race course, and other key individuals and organizations.
Stage 2 Time Trial Times to Note:
> Lifestyle Festival open from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
> Amateurs race begins at 10 a.m. (50 riders, 30 second interval starts)
> Professional Women begin at 11:10 a.m. (25 riders, one-minute interval starts)
> Professional Men begin at 1:05 p.m. (128 riders, one-minute interval starts)
> Post-race awards ceremony at 3:55 p.m.
Folsom's Historic District is the focal point for the race, and City officials expect 10,000 people or more to gather there to view the start and finish and participate in the festival. Attendees may take Light Rail to Historic Folsom, or walk or ride bikes from the following parking locations:
> Walmart, Kohl's and Lembi Park on Riley St
> Negro Bar State Park on Greenback Lane ($5 fee helps support California State Parks)
> Folsom Civic Center (City Hall, Library, Rodeo Arena)
> On-street parking on public streets south of Natoma St (park legally and be considerate of residents and businesses)
> Please Note: Event parking will NOT be allowed on Historic District residential streets between Natoma and Figueroa. Parking enforcement will occur on race day.
Time Trial Viewing Locations
> Either side of Rainbow Bridge (but not on it for safety reasons)
> Folsom Lake Crossing Bridge (lots of room, safe and beautiful)
> Lake Natoma Crossing (upstream side)
> Turn-around on Green Valley Road near County Line
> East Natoma between Folsom Lake Crossing and Green Valley roads
Additional information is posted on the City website - www.folsom.ca.us.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesAchieve Tahoe to Host Ability Challenge Fundraiser at Squaw ValleyAlpine Meadows, CA - Achieve Tahoe, a leading provider of winter and summer adaptive sports instruction at all ability levels for adults and children with disabilities
Guys and Dolls at William Jessup University in AprilROCKLIN, CA. - William Jessup University's Creative Arts department presents Guys and Dolls for six weekend performances, starting April 7-8-9.
Prenatal Health Services to begin at Auburn Health CenterAUBURN, CA - Chapa-De Indian Health is proud to announce that its Auburn Health Center will begin providing prenatal health services to patients starting this week.
Roseville Skatetown to Host Curling BonspielRoseville, CA -Brand New Barrel Bonspiel Brings 16 California Curling Teams to Roseville on March 24-26.
Placer Valley Tourism to operate Placer County FairgroundsAUBURN, Calif. -- The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved Placer Valley Tourism, a private nonprofit organization, as the new operator of the Placer County Fairgrounds
Roseville Gas Price Competition StiffensRoseville, CA - Competition has stiffened as Roseville gas prices were mostly flat during this past week.
GoatHouse Brewing: Beer Tasting in the CountryLincoln, CA - Goathouse Brewing, a converted barn for beer lovers and country explorers in Lincoln, CA.
Check for Leaks during Fix a Leak WeekSACRAMENTO- Get ready to be a leak detective and do your part during Fix a Leak Week, March 20 through 26. The average home leaks more than 10,000 gallons
Sierra College, Placer Union HS District Joint Board MeetingRocklin, CA - The Sierra College Board of Trustees and the Placer Union High School District Board of Trustees will hold a joint board meeting at Del Oro High School
Ty Smith named California State Railroad Museum DirectorSACRAMENTO, Calif. - California State Parks has announced Ty Smith as museum director for the California State Railroad Museum, one of the world's premier railway museums
Roseville City School District Opens Region's First Student Ballroom(Roseville, CA) -Warren T. Eich Middle School will proudly unveil a newly constructed ballroom for their Advanced Ballroom students
Chrysler 300 remains appealing American sedanRoseville, CA - If you are a car-buyer who enjoys driving a big, powerful sedan and wants to purchase American, consider giving the Chrysler 300 a thorough look.
NEWS: In Case You Missed It