Ironman Canada has fine-tuned their schedule in order to give travellers and residents in the Whistler and Pemberton regions up-to-the-minute highway closure information for the race on August 25.
When it comes to Highway 99 closures, the section of road from Alpine Way to Callaghan Valley Road will be closed to southbound drivers from 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Driver travelling south should plan to leave the resort before 7:30 a.m. or after 12:30 p.m.
Northbound from Callaghan Valley Road to Alpine Way, restrictions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drivers can access Whistler throughout the event, but delays are expected along this stretch of the highway.
Going north between Alpine Way and Portage Road in Pemberton, Highway 99 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Access to this route is best done before 9 a.m. and after 1 p.m. The same route southbound is difficult from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., though the highway will be open. Drivers will experience detours and delays unless they travel between 8 a.m. or after 5:30 p.m.
Blackcomb Way West from Village Gate Boulevard to Lorimer Road is closed from Aug. 23 to 26, both north and southbound.
Alta Lake Road from Nita Lake Drive to Buckhorn Drive is closed on Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. On race day, Aug. 25, it is closed from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Pemberton Meadows Road is closed northbound from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and southbound from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 25.
Ironman Canada spokesperson Maureen Douglas recommended that anyone needing emergency help on Aug. 25 in the Pemberton Meadows Road area call 911 for easier access.
These and other traffic details are listed under "Traffic Impact" on the home page at www.ironman.ca. It will also be available on the Whistler and Pemberton municipal and tourism websites.