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May 8, 2012 > Milpitas road closures for AMGEN Tour

Milpitas road closures for AMGEN Tour

Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj

The AMGEN Tour of California is America's most successful cycling race, and one of the nation's largest and most recognized annual sporting events. This year, 18 of the world's top professional cycling teams will compete.

In stage three of this race, cyclists start in the City of San Jose and conclude in the City of Livermore. As part of the third stage, cyclists will race along the streets of Milpitas, entering Milpitas at its border with the City of San Jose on Piedmont Road and Landess Avenue. The cyclists will travel north on Piedmont Road to Calaveras Road, where they will head east on Calaveras Road to State Route 84 and on to the City of Livermore.

In order to safely allow the racers to traverse through the City of Milpitas, the Milpitas Police Department will close the race route to vehicular traffic. Starting at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, Piedmont Road will be closed between Landess Avenue to Calaveras Road, and Calaveras Road east to the city limits. All side streets intersecting with Piedmont Road and Calaveras Road on the race route will not be accessible during the closure. The roadway will be opened as soon as possible following the racers exiting the city.

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