Ironman releases first phase of travel information 

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With a 180-kilometre bike leg and full marathon course, 2,500 athletes and thousands of volunteers and spectators, Ironman Canada is going to have a significant impact on travel on August 25, both for residents living in Whistler and the Pemberton area and for people driving through.

Ironman Canada organizers released their first round of travel plans this week, to be followed in the next few months with additional information that's specific to neighbourhoods and for spectators.

While there are no long closures planned along the route, the first plan recommends travel times to avoid delays.

Morning Travel:

• Drivers heading north from Squamish to Whistler and Pemberton should plan to pass the Squamish Adventure Centre by 7:30 a.m.

• Drivers heading south from Whistler to Squamish should pass Village Gate Boulevard by 7:30 a.m.

• Drivers heading north from Whistler to Pemberton should pass Village Gate Boulevard by 8 a.m.

• Drivers heading south from Pemberton to Squamish and Whistler should pass the Pemberton Community Centre by 7 a.m.

• Drivers heading from Pemberton to the Pembert Meadows should pass the Pemberton Community Centre by 8:30 a.m. Drivers heading south from the meadows to the Village of Pemberton should pass by the community centre by 10 a.m.

Afternoon Travel:

• Drivers heading north from Squamish to Pemberton and Whistler should pass by the Squamish Adventure Centre after 12:00 p.m.

• Drivers heading south to Squamish should pass Village Gate Boulevard after 12:30 p.m.

• Divers heading north from Whistler to Pemberton should pass Village Gate Boulevard after 1:30 p.m.

• Drivers heading south from Pemberton to Whistler and Squamish should pass the Pemberton Community Centre after 5 p.m.

• Drivers heading north from Pemberton town centre to the Pemberton Meadows should pass the Pemberton Community Centre after 2:30 p.m. Drivers going the opposite direction from the Meadows to the village should pass the community centre after 4:30 p.m.

For more on the race, including maps of the course and transitions, visit www.ironman.ca.

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