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8th annual L.A. Triathlon

September 08, 2007

The triathlon will begin at Venice Beach at 6:45 a.m. Sunday with the ocean swim segment and continue by bike to downtown Los Angeles, where it will conclude with a run, finishing at Staples Center. Street closures will start as early as 3:30 a.m., and nearly all streets should reopen by 1:00 p.m.

Street closures

The triathlon course is divided into four traffic zones. Here is a list of times when streets are expected to reopen in each zone and intersections where drivers can cross the bicycle route.

Zone 1: From the ocean at Venice Boulevard to Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard

Streets are expected to reopen by 10:45 a.m.

You can cross Venice at:

* Abbot Kinney Boulevard

* Lincoln Boulevard

* Sepulveda Boulevard

* Overland Avenue

* National Boulevard

* La Cienega Boulevard

* Cadillac Avenue

You can cross Fairfax at:

* Pico Boulevard

Zone 2: From Fairfax and Wilshire to Hollywood Boulevard and the 101 Freeway.

Streets are expected to reopen by 11:10 a.m.

You can cross Wilshire at:

* La Brea Avenue

You can cross 6th Street at:

* Rossmore Avenue

You can cross Highland Avenue at:

* Beverly Boulevard

* Melrose Avenue

* Santa Monica Boulevard

* Sunset Boulevard

You can cross Hollywood at:

* Cahuenga Boulevard

* Vine Street

* Gower Street

Zone 3: From Hollywood Boulevard and the 101 Freeway to 1st Street and Grand Avenue

Streets are expected to reopen by 11:35 a.m.

You can cross Hollywood at:

* Western Avenue

* Normandie Avenue

* Hillhurst Avenue

You can cross Sunset at:

* Alvarado Street

You can cross Beaudry Avenue at:

* Temple Street

You can cross 1st Street at:

* Hope Street

Zone 4: From 1st and Grand to Figueroa Street and Pico Boulevard

Streets are expected to reopen by 1:00 p.m.

The 101 Freeway off-ramps at Hollywood Boulevard and the 110 Freeway off-ramps at 6th Street will close by 6 a.m. and will reopen at 11:35 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

Course maps can be found at latriathlon.com and additional information is available on the Department of Transportation information line: (323) 224-6534.

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Sources: Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Pacific Sports

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