Temporary detour on Greeleys Landing Road for Saturday’s triathlon

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Due to the bicycle traffic coming into Dover-Foxcroft on Saturday, July 13 as part of the Piscataquis Regional YMCA’s Sprint Triathlon, there will be a detour on the southbound lane (coming into town) of Greeleys Landing Road from approximately 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Traffic will be detoured at the intersection of Greeleys Landing Road with the Holmes Road and Bolton Road. 

“We heard from people who were concerned with the bicycles coming down the final hill into town during our triathlon,” said Deb Boyd, executive director for the Y, “With no shoulders and the high rate of speed, there was no margin of error for either bicyclists or drivers.  We discussed the concerns with the town of Dover Foxcroft and Dover-Foxcroft Police Department and agreed that a temporary detour would be the best solution.”
Drivers coming into town will be asked to either turn East onto Bolton Road or West onto Holmes Road, depending on their final destination. Traffic heading from town out to the lake will not be detoured. “We apologize in advance for any inconvenience,” Boyd said, “but we have to keep the safety of our racers and community as our first priority.”
Registration for the Sprint Triathlon is open until 8:30 a.m. the morning of the 13th, but Boyd suggests registering as soon as possible. You can register at the Y or by visiting and following the links for the Sprint Triathlon. 
“We’re thrilled to see this race grow over the years and bring people from around the state to Piscataquis County,” said Boyd, “The race would not be possible without the support of some great sponsors including Dover-Foxcroft Chiropractic Center, Family Eyecare and Triathlete Sports.”  
Anyone wanting more information about the triathlon can call the Y at 564-7111 or stop in at 48 Park Street in Dover-Foxcroft. The Piscataquis Regional YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is committed to the community and dedicated to promoting healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, through programs and services grounded in Christian heritage and the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

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