Triathlon to Impact Traffic on Local Roads
CLEARWATER - More than 800 triathletes are anticipated to take part in the third annual Morton Plant Mease Triathlon to be held on Sunday, July 13 at Sand Key Park and in the cities of Clearwater and Belleair. The following locations, bridges and streets will be impacted from approximately 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the triathlon:
On Sand Key - Sand Key Park, Sand Key Bridge, S. Gulfview Blvd., Hamden Dr., Coronado Dr., Memorial Causeway Bridge, Gulf Blvd.
City of Clearwater - Palm Ave., Turner Street, Bay Ave., Druid Rd. W., Druid Rd. S., Belleview Blvd., Indian Rocks Rd.
City of Belleair - West Bay Dr., Belleair Causeway Bridge
Police officers from the cities of Clearwater and Belleair will assist with directing traffic. Additionally, the United States Coast Guard has authorized the temporary closure of the Belleair Causeway Bridge during a portion of the triathlon between approximately 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The bridge will remain in the lowered position except in instances to allow for the passage of boating vessels in distress, public vessels of the United States and tugboats with tows.
The Morton Plant Mease Triathlon begins at 6:50 a.m. at Sand Key Park, 1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, Florida and features a 1/3-mile open water swim in the Gulf of Mexico, 13 miles of bicycling and 3.1 miles of running. The race finishes at Sand Key Park. To register for the Morton Plant Mease Triathlon go to www.mpmtriathlon.org or www.active.com.
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