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Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon to Impact Traffic on Atlantic City Expressway This Weekend

Athletes from all over the world compete in the 140.6 mile race on Sunday.

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Athletes from all over the world come to southern New Jersey this weekend.

The Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon is set for this weekend. Athletes will compete in the 140.6 mile race throughout Atlantic County, from 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Multiple traffic advisories are triggered as a result.

Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route or allow for extra travel time when using the Atlantic City Expressway or the Atlantic City International Airport s the Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon passes through the area on Sunday.

On the Expressway, the westbound shoulder lane and the right travel lane will be closed from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Exit 2 (US 322) to Exit 4 (Pleasantville) and again at Exit 14 (Liepzig Avenue, Hamilton Township) through approximately milepost 28 (Hammonton). Exit 28 to Rt. 54 will remain open. 

Entrance to the Expressway westbound at Exit 17 (Rt. 50) and Exit 14 (Liepzig Avenue) will be prohibited. Two lanes will remain open for travel at all times.

Exit 2 (US 322) eastbound exit and westbound entrance will be closed. 

At the Airport, travelers should allow for extra time as bicyclists will be progressing through the intersection of Delilah and Tilton Roads (at the circle). Amelia Earhart Boulevard to the Airport will be closed at the circle and motorists will be directed to turn at the traffic light, through the NextGen site.

Individual traffic advisories are also in effect for each of the towns the race will pass through, including Atlantic City, Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township, Hamilton Township, Mullica Township and Hammonton. 

For details on local traffic, maps and detours are posted on the Atlantic County website, which can be accessed at http://www.aclink.org/challengeAC/.

Various message signs (VMS) have been erected throughout the affected areas.

In Galloway, the following will roads will be closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.:

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-Tilton Road (Between Aloe and Wrangleboro Road)  Local traffic only

-Pomona Road (Between Aloe and Tilton Road)  Local traffic only

-Genoa Avenue (Between Aloe and Pomona)  Local traffic only

-Drosera Avenue (Between Tilton and Leipzig)

-Leipzig Avenue (Between Drosera and AC Expressway entrance)

 

Residents are asked to use Cologne Avenue or Route 50 to access Hamilton Township or the Atlantic City Expressway.  Blue Heron Pines will be accessible at all entrances. Traffic attempting to access Blue Heron Pines is encouraged to utilize Tilton Road or Race Track Road from Aloe Street.

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