Motorists in Santa Clarita and Valencia could run into some road closures Wednesday as the Amgen Tour of California makes it way into Los Angeles County.
The city of Santa Clarita is putting out the welcome mat for participants in the 575-mile bike race, which will end Saturday in Pasadena. Santa Clarita will host a daylong “Lifestyle Festival” adjacent to the Stage 4 finish line at Magic Mountain Parkway at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
“We are extremely excited that Santa Clarita is once again hosting a stage for the Amgen Tour of California,” Mayor Cameron Smyth said. “I encourage residents to come to the Westfield Valencia Town Center and cheer on the cyclists. It’s one of the world’s best cycling events and it’s coming to our city. That’s something to celebrate.”
The festival, beginning at noon, will include exhibit booths, food, cardiovascular-health awareness information and large video screens showing race coverage.
Meanwhile, however, residents will have to maneuver around road closures planned to accommodate the race.
According to the city, the following closures are planned:
— eastbound Magic Mountain Parkway between Auto Center Drive and Citrus Street, beginning at 5 a.m.; and
— westbound Magic Mountain Parkway between Auto Center Drive and Citrus, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Between roughly 3 and 4 p.m., rolling closures will affect southbound The Old Road from Newhall Ranch Road to Magic Mountain Parkway, and Magic Mountain Parkway to Citrus Street. Motorists are being urged to avoid the areas of The Old Road and Magic Mountain Parkway between 3 and 5 p.m. Riders are expected to cross the finish line around 3:45 p.m.
—City News Service
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