The New West Grand Prix is returning to the streets of New Westminster today, which means pulse-pounding, but also road closures.
The New West Grand Prix is part of BC Superweek, a race series taking place July 5 to 14 in six cities across Metro Vancouver. The local event features more than 200 international riders. The New West Grand Prix is a criterium-style race featuring a grueling 935-metre circuit with tight corners and long straightaways. It includes a tough climb up Eighth and Carnarvon streets and a high-speed descent down Sixth Street to Columbia Street. Riders will complete 45 to 50 laps before sprinting to the finish line.
To get prepared for such a big event, many roads will be closed as early as noon, such as Columbia Street, and won’t reopen again until midnight.
So if you aren’t taking in the race today, you will want to know what roads will be open to vehicles and which ones will be closed downtown – and for how long. Many of these routes will still be open to pedestrians, but then closed in certain spots when the races begin. People are encouraged to walk, bike or take transit around these areas. Business will still be open.
Just click here for the full list of closures - all in one spot.