The Hoan Bridge and Lincoln Memorial Drive will be closed from 5:30 until 1:30 on Saturday. On Sunday, they will be closed from 5:30 until 12:30.
MILWAUKEE — In less than 24 hours, thousands of athletes from across the world will take to the streets of Milwaukee to compete in the 2022 USA Triathlon National Championship.
This is the fifth time the two-day event has been hosted in Milwaukee. On Saturday, athletes will kick off the triathlon bright and early at 7 a.m. with a one-mile swim, a 30-mile bike ride, and end with a 13.1-mile run.
"It is a huge impact on our community but in such a great way. $6.2 million in economic impact, over approximately 6,000 room nights are booked in our hotels," said Werner.
But drivers beware! In order to keep participants safe, officials will have more than a dozen roads closed off to traffic for a portion of time on both Saturday and Sunday. This includes the Hoan Bridge and Lincoln Memorial Drive.
"They will be going into Lake Michigan in a little cove right outside of Discovery World, and then the bike will actually take them all the way up Lincoln Memorial Drive, and then over the Hoan bridge going into our partner cities Cudahy and Saint Francis," said Werner. "The Hoan Bridge and Lincoln Memorial Drive tomorrow will be closed from 5:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. On Sunday the Hoan bridge and Lincoln Memorial Drive will be closed from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m."
"If youre out and you see road closures, please respect the acid safety our athletes are biking and running on the streets," said USA Triathalon senior content and communications manager, Stephen Meyers.