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For Immediate Release:                                                 Primary Contact: Valerie Marchand
May 31, 2019                                                                                                   517/483-4179
                                                                                       Secondary Contact: Richard LaMay

Hawk Island Triathlon (Bicycle Race Portion) to Reduce Vehicular Travel on Area Roads

The City of Lansing Department of Public Service announces the following traffic operations will be in effect from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019 for the Hawk Island Triathlon.
Lane Closures beginning around 5:30 a.m.:
  • The easternmost northbound travel lane on Pennsylvania Avenue between Keystone Avenue and Malcolm X Street.
Travel Lane Shift beginning around 5:30 a.m.:
  • Eastbound vehicular traffic on Mount Hope Avenue between Donora Street and Lindbergh Drive will be shifted to the center (Left Turn Only) lane with left turns being prohibited.
  • Westbound vehicular traffic on Mount Hope Avenue between Lindbergh Drive to Pennsylvania Avenue will be prohibited from making left turns within the traffic shift area.
Motorists are advised to proceed with Caution:
  • Southbound motorists on Aurelius Road between Mt Hope Avenue and Enterprise Drive are advised to watch for bicyclist along the western edge of the southbound travel/bike lanes. Southbound motorist may be allowed to travel in the center left turn lane under Lansing Police Department (LPD) supervision.
  • Motorist will also be advised to watch for bicyclist along;
    • Malcolm X Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Aurelius Road
    • Enterprise Drive between Aurelius Road and Keystone Avenue,
    • Keystone Avenue between Enterprise Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Street travel restrictions or closing to start around 7:45 a.m.:
  • Cavanaugh Road between Pennsylvania Avenue and Hawk Island Park will be closed to motorist until the conclusion of the bicycle portion of the Triathlon.
  • Cavanaugh Road between Aurelius Road and entrance to Hawk Island Park will have LPD officers on site to aid with traffic operations. At certain times eastbound travel may be prohibited for safety reasons. Westbound travel may be allowed under LPD supervision within the Left Turn Only lane depending on volume of vehicles and bicycles.
Travel Restriction at Intersections:
During the bicycle portion of the race to ensure the safety of the participants and motorist LPD or authorized personnel will be directing motorists at intersections along the route.
At around 6:00 a.m. the Intersection and Traffic Signal at Pennsylvanian Avenue and Mount Hope Avenue will be switch to a FOUR WAY STOP.  LPD will have officers on site to aid with traffic operations.
At around 6:00 a.m. the traffic signals on Pennsylvania Avenue at the intersection of Hazel Street, Haco Drive, Baker Street, Pacific Avenue and Healthcare Court will also be put into flash mode.  At these intersections the east and westbound traffic will be required to STOP prior to entering the intersection.  North and southbound vehicles should approach these intersections with caution.
At around 8:00 a.m. the signals at Jolly Road and Pennsylvania Avenue along with Jolly Road and Aurelius Road will be put into a flash with both intersections under the supervision of LPD Officers.
Bicycle Race Route:
After the swim portion of the triathlon the race participants will mount their bicycles and exit Hawk Island County Park to Cavanaugh Road. Both the Sprint (10 mile) and Super Sprint (4.7 miles) Triathlon Cyclist will travel west on Cavanaugh Road to Pennsylvania Avenue, north on Pennsylvania Avenue to Mount Hope Avenue, where the two races will split:
  • With the Sprint Race (10 Mile) continuing north to Malcolm X, east on Malcolm X to Aurelius Road south on Aurelius Road to Enterprise Drive west on Enterprise Drive to Keystone Avenue, west on Keystone Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, north on Pennsylvania Avenue to Cavanaugh and east on Cavanaugh Road to return to Hawk Island Park and begin the 5K race portion of the event.
  • Super Sprint Race (4.7 miles) will travel east on Mount Hope Avenue to Aurelius Road, south on Aurelius Road to Cavanaugh Road, west on Cavanaugh Road to return to the Hawk Island will begin their last event the 2.5K run.
Access to adjacent businesses will be maintained.  Motorists are advised to expect delays and seek alternate routes whenever possible.
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For more information, please contact the City of Lansing Public Service Department at 517-483-4455.

street closures and lane restrictions for hawk island triathlon
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