Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

Erin Mendenhall | (801) 535-7704 |

SLC Welcomes Tour of Utah: Traffic and Spectator Information

On Friday, August 9th Salt Lake City will once again play host to Stage 4 of the Tour of Utah–America’s Toughest Stage Race.

Listed here are probable impact areas and timelines for businesses, residents and visitors who will be using the same roadways as the Tour of Utah professional cycling stage race. The race includes both professional cyclists and caravan vehicles. For updated information, please go visit the Stage 4 section of the event website,

Full road closures and no parking:

  • Main Street between 200 North and 300 North will have a full closure beginning 9 a.m. on Thursday.
  • Main Street will have a full closure in both directions on race day between N. Temple and 300 North, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.
  • Limited accommodations will be made for resident access on N. Main Street between 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Restricted road closures and no parking:

  • State Street from South Temple to North Temple will use northbound lanes for the race, and southbound lanes of State Street will be open for traffic. Traffic is closed in northbound lanes from S. Temple to 2nd Avenue.
  • North Temple from N. State Street to N. Main Street will use westbound lanes for the race, and eastbound lanes of North Temple will be open for traffic.
  • Traffic will be permitted to flow eastbound onto 2nd Avenue from the north lanes of N. State Street at City Creek Park.
  • One block of E 500 North, between Columbus Street E. and DeSoto Street E. will use the eastbound lane for the race, and westbound lane will be open for traffic.

Traffic delays and no parking:

  • Columbus Street, from 300 North to 500 North.
  • East Capitol Blvd. at the Utah State Capitol complex will experience delays for the race, but will remain open in both directions.
  • Eastbound East 11th, between B Street and Virginia Street.
  • Virginia Street / University Street from E. 11thAvenue to 100 South.
  • 100 South to 1300 East.
  • 1300 East from 100 South to South Temple.
  • South Temple from Virginia Street to State Street.
  • Cross traffic will be allowed through intersections on 11th Ave., Virginia Street and South Temple when the race is clear and SLCPD, with assistance of course marshals, determine it is safe for motorists and pedestrians.
  • On race day, residents and merchants who live or do business along the course should contact a police officer posted near their street so they can be assisted in accessing roads and getting specific information on delays. Every effort will be made to accommodate residents and merchants.
  • Emergency vehicles will not be affected by road closures.

Race Information:

  • The race will start at 12:35 p.m. on North Main Street and finish at approximately 3:15 p.m.
  • The race features 10 laps of the 6.8-mile course for a total of 68.4 miles of racing.
  • The race will flow in a clockwise direction.

Spectator Opportunities:

  • Start-to-finish coverage will be provided for free online and with mobile devices by Tour Tracker presented by Adobe.
  • The KUTV 2 Healthy Living Expo will be located on 200 North, on the north side of The Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City.
  • It’s free to visit Papa John’s Rider Sign-In and Autograph Alley prior to the race start. This will be available from 11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. at the start/finish line on N. Main Street.
  • It’s free for children five to 12 years of age to participate at 1 p.m. in the Sprint to the Finish Bike Races presented by University of Utah Health. This will be near the start/finish line; visit for more information.
  • Each lap, the race will pass Reservoir Park on three sides, allowing for multiple opportunities to see the pros up close and at high speed.
  • Festivities at Reservoir Park begin at 11 a.m. with a FanX Super Hero Parade, entertainment stage, beer garden and food trucks.
  • Pedestrians are welcome to walk the course. However, we request that you stay on the sidewalks, and do not impede the movement of local residents, police and course marshals who will be using the respites between circuits to move people in and out of the neighborhoods.
  • Spectators may use a GREENbike to reach the course. Check the website for bike stations in downtown Salt Lake City –
  • Spectators may use Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX Blue Line or Green Line for easy access to course from the City Center (100 S. Main Street).

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