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Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara: Amgen Tour Road Closures

Published On: May 14 2014 02:55:47 PM CDT   Updated On: May 15 2014 06:37:20 PM CDT

Stage 5 of The Amgen Tour of California, America's largest and most prestigious professional cycling race, will finish in Santa Barbara on Thursday, May 15th.


Stage 5 of The Amgen Tour of California, America's largest and most prestigious professional cycling race, will finish in Santa Barbara today.

The route begins at the intersection of Modoc Road and Via Senda and ends at the intersection of Cabrillo Boulevard and Calle Cesar Chavez. 

The race moves at 25-30 mph so it should pass by any given point in about five minutes.  The entire race caravan is approximately two miles in length. 

The California Highway Patrol will accompany the race and Santa Barbara police officers will facilitate road closures along the route within Santa Barbara city limits. 

Every effort will be made to minimize the impact on residents, businesses, and traffic. 

The Finish Festival will take place on Cabrillo Boulevard between Garden Street and Calle Cesar Chavez from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The following road closures may impact your personal or business travel.  Please plan accordingly:

Cabrillo Boulevard between Garden Street and Calle Cesar Chavez, the Finish and Festival Location, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14th to midnight on Thursday, May 15th.

Roads with Temporary Closures from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45pm on Thursday, May 15th  include:

• Modoc Road

• Las Positas Road

• Cliff Drive

• Meigs Road

• Shoreline Drive

• Cabrillo Boulevard                

Additional Information for Residents and Business Owners:  Oncoming traffic will be stopped approximately 15 minutes before the race.  Traffic going in the same direction as the race will be allowed until the race approaches.  All driveways exiting onto the course will be closed as the race passes.  Traffic will be allowed to cross the course until the race is approaching.  Emergency vehicles will not be affected by road closures. 

Residents should remain patient when driving in the area of the event.  Everyone should drive cautiously and at reduced speed.

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