Tour of Utah passing through Hill AFB; gate, traffic impacts

Tour of Utah 2017

The Tour of Utah professional bicycle race is scheduled to pass through Hill Air Force Base Aug. 4. There will be some impact to gates and traffic on base while the cyclists ride through the installation. Motorists should be aware that local area traffic off the installation will also be impacted as the race transits through communities surrounding Hill AFB.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- For the first time in its history, the Tour of Utah professional bicycle race is scheduled to pass through Hill approximately between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 4.

There will be some impact to gates and traffic on base while the cyclists ride through the Air Force’s 2nd largest installation. Motorists should be aware that local area traffic off the installation will also be impacted as the race transits through communities surrounding Hill AFB.

In Layton, Stage 5 of the Tour of Utah will progress westward on State Route 193, where it will turn toward the base and enter through the South Gate.

During this time period, the South Gate will be reduced to exit only and the Roy Gate will be closed. The West Gate will be open and operating under normal conditions and is the preferred gate to use during this time. After all race participants and support vehicles pass through the base, normal traffic will resume.

The race will follow the North-East Perimeter Road on Hill AFB, which includes Balmer Avenue, Foulois Road, Browning Road, and Wardleigh Road; the race will exit via the Roy Gate, near the Hill Aerospace Museum.

After exiting the base, the race will follow Freeway Park Drive to Ritter Road and travel southbound for seven miles where it will merge onto U.S. Highway 89.

Passing is not permitted along the road being used by the bicyclists or authorized race caravan vehicles. Traffic is allowed to follow behind the race, but only at the same speed as the race, which averages 22 to 28 mph. If you are traveling toward the race (in the opposite direction of the race), the Utah Highway Patrol will be controlling all traffic at certain intersections, treating this as a rolling road closure.

Race details and a graphic can be found at http://www.tourofutah.com/stages/5.