Triathletes to compete in 2018 Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon this weekend

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Bikers, runners and swimmers will compete on Chattanooga's Riverfront this Sunday morning for the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon.

The annual event means several road closures down by the Riverfront.

Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23

Starting Friday, June 22 at 9 a.m., Riverfront Parkway will be closed to all traffic from Power Ally to Chestnut Street for the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon setup and packet pickup, which will occur Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 24

Beginning at 3:30 AM on Sunday, June 24th the following closures will occur for the triathlon:

Riverfront Parkway will be closed to all traffic from Molly Lane to Aquarium Way and closed to through traffic from West Martin Luther King Boulevard to Molly Lane.

The southbound off-ramp from Veterans Bridge to Riverfront Parkway will also be closed.

The center lanes of Riverfront Parkway, Riverside Drive, and Amnicola Highway will remained blocked off to traffic during the race from Aquarium Way to just past the entrance to Chattanooga State Community College.

The Chattanooga Police Department will be at all major intersections to help direct traffic. CDOT asks drivers in the outside lanes to only cross the center lanes at the signals where officers are directing traffic.

Roads will reopen at 3 p.m. with the exception of Riverfront Parkway, Power Alley and Chestnut Street; they will reopen by 5 p.m.

View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities.

Depend on NewsChannel 9 to have more on the race on Sunday.