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Toughman Triathlon To Close Route 9, Route 9A

CORTLANDT, N.Y. - Route 9 and Route 9A South will be closed to vehicle traffic from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday as an expected 1,200 triathletes take part in the Toughman Triathlon.

Route 9, from Bear Mountain Parkway in Peekskill at Annsville Circle to Ossining, will be closed to vehicle traffic. As Route 9 South bifurcates, the left two lanes, which become Route 9A and head into Briarcliff Manor, will be closed to motorists until Route 100 in Briarcliff Manor.

Northbound lanes will not be affected.

Village of Croton officials have suggested residents drive east on Route 129, to Quaker Bridge Road, travel over the Quaker Bridge and continue south on Quaker Bridge Road until it meets Albany Post Road. The village said drivers can then continue south to access Route 9 south in Ossining.

Motorists may also experience delays on Route 129, as the roads will remain open, but will be narrowed by cones as runners pass through the course from Van Cortlandt Manor.

The triathlon begins with a 1.2-mile swim at Croton Point Park, moves to the 56-mile bike ride and concludes with a 13.1-mile run. Organizers estimate the run, which will start at Van Cortlandt Manor and continue out to Route 129, will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m.

There will be shuttle bus service between Croton Point Park and the Croton-Harmon train station between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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