Multiple roads to be affected by this Saturday’s IRONMAN Texas competition

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 04/24/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – The annual Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas triathlon is hitting The Woodlands this Saturday. If you’ve lived here for more than a year, you know what that means; if you’re a visitor or newly transplanted resident, then be aware that chances are if you venture out the entire day, your drive will be one way or the other compromised.

Various roads in and around The Woodlands will be impacted by the full day of nearly 3,000 participants (and an equal number of spectators) swimming, biking, and running, including: Lake Woodlands Drive, Grogan’s Mill, East Panther Creek, Gosling, Sawdust, Budde, Pruitt, Spring Woods Village Parkway, Spring Stuebner, Northgate Crossing, South Park, Woodlands Parkway, Timberloch, Lake Robbins Drive, Lake Front Circle, Woodloch Forest, Waterway Avenue, and Riva Row. Additionally, I-45 will be affected and the Hardy Toll Road will be shut down to motorized traffic.

For the first part of the event, Lake Woodlands eastbound from Lakeside Blvd to lake Front Circle will be impacted during the swim course from 7 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. (all times listed are approximate).

Lake Woodlands eastbound from Cochran’s Crossing to Grogan’s Mill, and Grogan’s Mill southbound from Lake Woodlands to Woodlands Pkwy will be closed from 5 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. respectively for the bike course. For the run course, Waterway Ave from Lake Robbins to Timberloch will be closed from Friday through Saturday; Riva Row will be closed from Grogan’s Mill to Six Pines from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, and Lake Robbins will be closed from Grogan’s Mill to Six Pines from 5 a.m. until midnight Saturday.

All of the above-listed roads will be affected at various times throughout the day for the bile course and run course. While the bike course officially ends at 6:30 p.m. at Grogan’s Mill and Timberloch, the marathon stays in effect until midnight. Lake Robbins, Lake Woodlands Dr, Panther Creek, Woodlands Pkwy, Lake Front Circle Timberloch, and Woodloch Forest in particular will be impacted until late into the night.

If you simply need to get around The Woodlands by car that day, do all you can to avoid Lake Woodlands between Cochran’s Crossing and Grogan’s Mill, Grogan’s Mill through the Sawdust interchange, Sawdust to I-45, and some side roads like Budde, Westridge, and Sawmill from midmorning through late afternoon for the bike course. From late morning through late night, avoid the marathon closures by avoiding the square created by Lake Woodlands and Woodlands Pkwy running east / west and Panther Creek and Grogan’s Mill running north / south, plus Timberloch and Waterway Ave and surrounding streets.

Woodlands Online will be providing race and traffic coverage updates throughout the day, so be sure to bookmark (and follow @woodlandsonline on Facebook and X) to be kept up to date.

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