Those who plan on driving around Penticton next Sunday, Aug. 28, may experience delays because of the Ironman Canada event.
Motorists are advised to use the Channel Parkway “whenever possible” because of a number of planned road closures around the city.
Closures will be in effect as early as 4 a.m. next Sunday:
• Lakeshore Drive between Front Street and Riverside Drive (4 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next morning)
• Burnaby Avenue between Riverside Drive and Westminister Avenue (12:30 p.m. to midnight)
• Winnipeg Street between Lakeshore Drive and Westminister Avenue (4 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next morning)
• Martin Street between Lakeshore Drive and Westminister Avenue (4 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next morning)
• Vancouver Avenue between Lakeshore Drive and Grandview Avenue (11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
• Skaha Lake Road north of Lee Avenue to Main Street (4 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next morning)
• Skaha Lake Road between Channel Parkway to Kinney Avenue (4 a.m. to midnight)
• Southbound lane closure on East Side Road/McLean Creek Road (4 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next morning)
Prior to the start of this year’s Ironman Canada, an Ironkids event goes on Saturday morning, Aug. 27.
Lakeshore Drive between Winnipeg Street and Riverside Drive will be impacted from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as a result of the event. Parking on Lakeshore Drive during the kids’ edition will not be permitted.
All listed times are estimates, the city said.
“Be aware that road closures will cause significant delays on race day,” they added. “Anyone planning to head downtown is encouraged to walk, ride bikes or take public transit wherever possible, since parking access will be limited.”
Penticton hasn’t hosted the event since 2012.
The race will feature a 3.8-kilometre swim in Okanagan Lake, a 180-kilometre bike ride through Osoyoos and Keremeos, as well as a 42.2-kilometre run along Lakeshore Drive in downtown Penticton.