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Triathlon to Impact Traffic in Wrightsville Beach

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – The annual YMCA Wrightsville Beach Triathlon, which includes athletes swimming, biking and running, will necessitate lane closures on several inland and mainland Wrightsville Beach roads.

Athletes will start at the Municipal Complex on Causeway Drive at 7 a.m. and they are expected to finish at the same location by 10:30 a.m.

Throughout the race, roads including Wrightsville Avenue, Hawthorn Drive, Pine Grove Drive, Oleander Drive (U.S. 76), Airlie Road will have lane closures and police directing athletes and drivers.

If possible, the N.C. Department of Transportation encourages drivers to avoid the area until the race is complete. When driving in the area Saturday morning, drivers should be alert to the change in traffic pattern, athletes and police.  

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9/22/2022 3:10 PM