St. Anthony’s Triathlon Will Cause Traffic Snags in St. Pete
Thousands of athletes are expected at the Sunday (April 24) event, which will see temporary road closures and re-routed traffic.
ST. PETERSBURG – Some streets will temporarily close to accommodate thousands of athletes racing on foot and on bikes while competing in the 33rd annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon on Sunday (April 24).
Traffic detours will be in effect from about 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Most roads will be open, but traffic will be stopped as needed on various streets in consideration of the competitors as well as the spectators watching from the sidelines. Local residents are encouraged to find alternate routes during both the International Distance and Sprint triathlons.
“Each year we work to make sure that residents know well in advance about the events and which neighborhoods will be affected so that they are prepared and can plan accordingly,” said Susan Daniels, St. Anthony’s Triathlon event director. “We truly appreciate the continued support of the community as thousands of athletes make their way through the city streets. We hear from athletes who compete in races all over the world that they love to race here because of the local residents who sit outside their homes to cheer for them.”
Sections of St. Petersburg roads and streets that are expected to be closed include:
- Brightwaters Boulevard, which will be closed between Snell Isle Boulevard and the turnaround in the 1900 block of Brightwaters
- Bayshore Drive, which will be closed between Seventh Avenue NE and Fifth Avenue SE
- North Shore Drive NE and Coffee Pot Boulevard, which will be closed between Seventh and 22nd avenues NE
- Fifth Avenue SE (Dali Blvd), which will be closed from First to Fourth streets
- Pinellas Point Drive will be closed (drivers will be allowed to cross when safe to do so)
Roads subject to intermittent closures and delays include:
- First Avenue S between 28th and First streets S
- Fourth Street S between 18th Avenue S and Pinellas Point Drive
- Portions of First, Third, Fourth and Sixth streets S between First Avenue S and Pinellas Point Drive
- Snell Isle Bridge (over Coffee Pot Bayou) will have limited vehicle traffic allowed
There is still time to register for the races, including the Meek & Mighty Triathlon on Saturday (April 23) and the international and sprint distances on Sunday (April 24).
The St. Anthony’s Triathlon, which attracts professional and amateur competitors from around the world, is a premier race event that has always featured a wide range of professional and amateur athletes including Olympic gold medalists, Ironman world champions and celebrity athletes.
For information about the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, to register, to see a calendar of events, or to volunteer, go to satriathlon.com.
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