(PAHRUMP, NV) - For the safety of the participants in the Baker to Vegas relay passing through town on Saturday, Highway 372 will be closed for an approximate 2-mile stretch from Red Rock Drive and Lola Lane to the Highway 160 intersection Saturday, March 25, from 4:30 p.m. to Sunday, March 26 at 1 a.m.
The closure is due to the ongoing roundabout construction on that stretch of Highway 372.
The detour route for all traffic wanting to reach the south end of the valley from Highway 372, except for runners, will turn onto Red Rock Drive to Calvada Boulevard to Highway 160. The detour route for traffic wanting to reach the north end of the valley should turn onto North Lola Lane to Basin Avenue to Highway 160.
Team follow vehicles wishing to go to Stage 11, take the detour route to Blagg Road off Calvada Boulevard. Stage 11 is at 51 Highway 372.
The race will run east on Highway 372, turning right on Highway 160 to continue to Las Vegas. Nye County Sheriff's Office deputies and the Nevada Highway Patrol will be patrolling the closure.
Businesses along the closed route will be accessible from back roads and access roads.
The 33rd Baker to Vegas Challenge Relay Cup will cover 120 miles over 20 stages with Nye County Sheriff’s Office fielding a full team of 25 officers for the first time in the event’s history. Approximately 8,000 law enforcement officers from around the world will participate in the event.
CONTACT: Nye County PIO Arnold M. Knightly, 775-277-1536