Wilmington - The 9th annual Ironman North Carolina Beach to Battleship race takes place Saturday, Oct. 22, in Wilmington and surrounding areas, and motorists should be aware of a number of temporary lane closures to accommodate the cycling and running portion of the event.
During the bike section, cyclists will be in Wrightsville Beach, on Military Cutoff, and on Market Street from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They will also be on I-140 westbound from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on U.S.421 between N.C.210 in Pender County and the Isabel Holmes Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. before going into downtown Wilmington for the run course using U.S.421 Truck (Front Street), and crossing U.S.421 (3rd Street) at Greenfield Street. The run course in downtown will be from approximately 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Motorists should anticipate lane closures and delays when in those areas during the race. Law enforcement will be on hand for traffic control. In addition, delays can be expected on surrounding roads. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area on race day, and to use I-40/US 117 (College Road) instead of US421 and/or I-140 to reduce delays due to traffic control.
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