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posted: 6/7/2013 5:22 PM

Triathlon could snarl traffic in Batavia

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  • The line of competitors advances to the starting line as racers enter the water one by one at Quarry Beach at last year's Batavia Triathlon and Duathlon.

       The line of competitors advances to the starting line as racers enter the water one by one at Quarry Beach at last year's Batavia Triathlon and Duathlon.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Racers approach the finish of the 14-mile bike ride portion of last year's Batavia Triathlon and Duathlon. Entrants finished with a 4-mile run.

       Racers approach the finish of the 14-mile bike ride portion of last year's Batavia Triathlon and Duathlon. Entrants finished with a 4-mile run.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
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The Batavia Sprint Distance Triathlon and Duathlon returns Sunday, and there will be a number of temporary roadblocks and traffic interruptions.

The west side of the city will be particularly effected, including the intersections of Route 31 and Main Street, Wilson Street and Island Avenue, and Randall Road and Wilson.

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The competition begins at 6 a.m. at Quarry Beach Park and is scheduled to end at approximately 11:30 a.m. It will include a swim, a 14-mile bike ride and a 4-mile run. This year's event will include a children's race that will begin immediately after the adult event at approximately 10 a.m.

The increased bicycle traffic will be between 6 and 10 a.m. at Main and Wilson streets, Route 31, and Randall, Bliss, Seavey and Nelson Lake roads.

Additionally, be prepared to encounter increased pedestrian/runner traffic between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on the following streets: Shumway, Island Avenue and at the intersection of Wilson and Island Avenue.

There will also be a complete road closure on Main Street between Route 31 and Van Nortwick Avenue between 6:30 and 9 a.m. for the safety of bike course participants. Intersections will be staffed by public safety employees/race volunteers and vehicular traffic will be allowed to pass whenever it is safe to do so.

For questions, call Batavia Police Deputy Chief Glenn Autenrieth at (630) 454-2500.

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