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Major triathlon forces Sunday road closures

Sunday's triathlon route in Hamilton

Motorists have been advised of road closures this Sunday as Hamilton plays host to a major triathlon.

The Digicel Bermuda TriFest and ITU Continental Cup takes place around the city roads, and will force motorists to take different routes.

The closures will come into effect at 5am.

The triathlon is a major international event on the calendar which is attracting elite athletes from around the world.

A Hamilton Corporation spokesperson said public transport would be still be operating, but routes coming into Hamilton via Crow Lane would be diverted via Tee Street so extra journey time will be needed.

Likewise, there will be diversions in place for all other vehicles. There will be no route into Hamilton via Crow Lane, Middle Road and Pitts Bay Road/Front Street during the morning hours.

From the west, the route will be via Tee Street to Middle Road to Montpelier Road and on to Parson’s Road. From the west of the City, via Serpentine Road or Woodlands Road. From the east, via North Shore Road to Marsh Folly Road to Canal Road or Cedar Avenue.

The following information lists the road closures as well as ‘no parking’ areas. Motorists are advised that all motor vehicles must be removed from these areas due to safety reasons before 5am on Sunday morning or they will be removed at the owner’s expense. Signs will be posted.

All roads are due to reopen by 1pm.

Road closures:

• Front Street

Between Bermudiana Road and the foot of Spurling’s Hill

• Bermudiana Road

Between Front St and Church St

• Par-la-Ville Road

Between Church St and Front St

• Rosebank Terrace

• Queen Street

Between Front St and Church St

• Burnaby St, Parliament St, Court St and King St

Between Reid and Front Streets

• Church Street, westbound only

Between Queen St and Bermudiana Rd

• Point Pleasant Road (Albouy’s Point)

• Reid Street

From King St to Queen St

Between Spurling Hill and King St

No Parking

Front Street: the entire length

Burnaby St, Parliament St, Court St and King St

Between Reid St and Front St.

Reid Street: between Spurling Hill and Queen St

• Queen Street

• Par-la-Ville Road: between Church St and Front St

• Bermudiana Road

• Rosebank Terrace

• Point Pleasant Road (Albouy’s Point)

• No 1, No 5, and No 8 car parks

Meanwhile, on Sunday from 8am until 5pm, traffic will be reduced to single file over The Causeway/Longbird bridge to allow for re-decking works. Traffic should allow extra time due to the expected congestion caused by the works.

The work is weather dependant.