FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
STREET CLOSURES RELATED TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENTS IN LB
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be held in Southern California from July 25, 2015, to August 2, 2015, and will bring athletes and coaches from 177 countries to compete in various sporting events. The City of Long Beach will host seven events in the downtown marina/beach area and at Marine Stadium and Belmont Pier. Events include a triathlon, half-marathon, open water swim, cycling, beach volleyball, sailing, and kayaking. Street closures related to the events are listed below. Please plan accordingly and use alternate routes.
Sunday, July 26 (Triathlon):
Shoreline Drive, from Broadway to Ocean Boulevard, will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
(Pine Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Cedar Avenue and Linden Avenue will be affected at Shoreline Drive)
Access the Convention Center/area via Pine Avenue, to Seaside Way
Access the Aquarium of the Pacific via Catalina Landing, exit Magnolia Avenue or Golden Shore Avenue
The intersection for Harbor Scenic Drive and Harbor Plaza will be blocked. Trucks will need to use Pico to leave the area. Access will close around 5:00 a.m. and is expected to re-open by 11:00 a.m.
Monday through Friday, July 27 - July 31 (Cycling):
Shoreline Drive, from Broadway to Aquarium Way, will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Access to the Aquarium of the Pacific via Pine Avenue, to Aquarium Way
Saturday, July 31 (Half Marathon):
Shoreline Drive, from Broadway to Ocean Boulevard, will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Pine Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Cedar Avenue and Linden Avenue will be affected at Shoreline Drive)