City release Amgen Tour of California race street closures

The 178 riders of the Amgen Tour of California take off from the starting line at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall as they start the final leg of the Amgen bike race in Valencia in May 2016. Dan Watson/The Signal

The city of Santa Clarita announced Thursday street closures that will take place during the Amgen Tour of California on Saturday, May 18.

The much-anticipated men’s and women’s races will bring the world’s top cyclists through the city as they start the final stage of the seven-day course.

“The race will also bring street closures to the area, and residents planning to travel on race day are advised to plan ahead by reviewing the closures,” the city said in a news release.

Specific streets that intersect the race route will be closed prior to the cyclists’ arrival and will reopen after all race traffic is clear. Side street traffic will be allowed to cross the intersection during the estimated time closures only when safe to do so.

The following streets will be impacted on May 18:

Closed from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Northbound McBean Parkway, from Valencia Boulevard to Copper Hill Drive
  • Eastbound Copper Hill Drive, from McBean Parkway to Seco Canyon Road

Closed from 8:30 a.m. to noon

  • East and westbound Copper Hill Drive, from Seco Canyon Road to David Way
  • North and southbound Bouquet Canyon Road, from Plum Canyon Road to Vasquez Canyon Road

Closed from 8:50 a.m. to noon

  • East and westbound Vasquez Canyon Road, from Bouquet Canyon Road to Sierra Highway
  • North and southbound Sierra Highway, from Vasquez Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road

Closed from 9 a.m. to noon

  • North and southbound Sand Canyon Road, from Sierra highway to Soledad Canyon Road
  • Eastbound Soledad Canyon Road, from Sand Canyon Road to Mammoth Lane

An interactive street closure map is also available at

The women’s race is scheduled to begin at 9:05 a.m., followed by the men’s race at 10:35 a.m. Cyclists are expected to be outside Santa Clarita by noon, although the timing is subject to change.

For more information on the Amgen Tour of California race, visit

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