Wind: 14 mph
The 2009 Green Mountain Stage Race begins this Friday, September 4, with a time trial starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 6:30 p.m. Due to the time trial, Flat Iron Road in Warren will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the day. For more information, maps, road closures and stage start times and locations
keep this information handy as you -and your guests- travel to and from
the Valley this weekend. The Green Mountain Stage Race schedule is as
FRIDAY: Flat Iron Rd in Warren is closed from 8:30am-6:00pm. Bicycle time trials will be held all day. Bikes will be released one at a time at Flate Iron Rd. and will travel up Brook Rd, along East Warren Rd and ending at Common Rd/East Warren Rd intersection in Waitsfield. Traffic will be minimally affected. Please use caution and follow instructions from road marshalls at intersections.
SATURDAY: Rt 2, Middlesex between Exit 9 and Waterbury will be EASTBOUND ONLY from 8:30am-4:30pm. Local traffic is allowed, but the one lane bridge is eastbound only. Interstate 89 northbound should be used to bypass that stretch.
SUNDAY: Route 17 is EASTBOUND only over the App Gap from Mad River Glen from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Racers will be climbing the gap to the finish. Eastbound traffic will be slow during that period, please use caution, or avoid the 11:30-2:30 timeframe. Alternate route for westbound traffic would be either Rt 125 to Middlebury, or Rt 2 to Jonesville, then left on Huntington Rd.