Tour of Utah hoping to minimize impacts on local traffic

Excitement is mounting locally as the date nears for the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah to bring its internationally-sanctioned cycling race to Logan for its start on Monday, August 3rd. The race finishes in Park City on August 9.

On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, the Tour’s executive director Jenn Andrs said it is the first time in its 11 years that the race has come to Northern Utah. She says it is a fantastic location and efforts are being made to minimize the traffic impact here.

“We operate in a rolling enclosure. At any one time the impact to traffic could be 10 minutes, it could be 30 minutes,” said Andrs. “It just depends on where the riders are in the race. There are very few roads that will be closed all day long in Logan.

“Probably one block of road will be closed all day long. As the race comes it will be closed further out and then as soon as the race goes by it will be closed in again.”

She says local officials have been great in helping to organize the big event and, in her words, “The backdrop on 100 North for the start and finish couldn’t be better.”

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