Winston-Salem Cycling Classic to Affect Traffic Patterns This Weekend
Access and traffic patterns on downtown streets will be altered this weekend during the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic bicycle races.
Criterium races will be held Saturday, May 26 , on a loop set up in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter that will close portions of Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Vine streets, Patterson Avenue and Research Parkway from 7 a.m. though 8 p.m.
On Monday, May 28, rolling closures will be in place along an 8.5-mile loop of streets south and west of downtown from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. whenever the racers are passing through. When the racers are elsewhere on the course, traffic will be restricted one-way in the direction of travel of the race. The intersections of cross streets also will be temporarily closed whenever the racers are passing through. Race organizers estimate that intersections will be closed for 3 to 4 minutes when the racers pass through, and that it takes about 20 minutes for the racers to complete a lap.
Roads affected include portions of South Marshall Street; Rams Drive; Salem and Brookstown avenues; Arbor, Runnymede, Greenbrier, Robinhood and Reynolda roads; and Fourth, Fifth and Main streets downtown. Postcards have been mailed to residents and businesses along the route and within two blocks to either side. A map of the race course is available at WinstonSalemCycling.com.
Cars parked along the race route should be moved by 6 a.m. May 28. Cars parked along the route at 7 a.m. will be towed.
The Flow BMW Road Race for amateur cyclists will start at 8 a.m. The professional women’s race is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and will comprise 8 laps. The professional men’s race is scheduled to start at 2:15 p.m. and will comprise 13 laps.
For more information about the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, go to WinstonSalemCycling.com.