For seven days across Colorado, transportation is interrupted, delayed and detoured by the USA Pro Challenge. Major highways are closed, and cities like Aspen shut down streets and intersections for the event. For the agencies responsible, like the Colorado Department of Transportation, it’s the culmination of months of planning. Aspen Public Radio‘s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Aspen Public Radio and KRCC are both members of Rocky Mountain Community Radio. For a list of area road closures during and in preparation for Stage 5 of the race (to Colorado Springs), click here.

 

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