Traffic restrictions

The City of Verona is asking drivers to be aware of the Ironman route Sunday as bikers pass through the city.

The route is the same as it has been for years. Streets affected by the race are Whalen Road, South Main Street, Locust Drive, Bruce Street, Paoli Street, Nine Mound Road, Cross Country Road, North Main Street, East Verona Avenue and Old Hwy. PB.

Bicyclists will enter and leave the city at the intersection of PB and Whalen. The U.S. Hwy. 18-151 ramps at Paoli Street will be closed during the race, and the city recommends accessing the highway from West Verona Avenue at Epic Lane.

The first cyclist usually enters the city around 7:15 a.m., with the final cyclist leaving around 5:30 p.m.

Verona police will have all 21 officers on call, with those who are not on patrol stationed at some intersections during the race to aid with traffic flow and cyclist safety, Sgt. Jesse Christensen said.