Ventura | Amgen Tour of California Road Closures

On Thursday, May 16th, the following streets will be shut down and traffic will be diverted between the hours of 10:00 am – 4:30 pm:

  • Westbound Harbor Blvd @ Sanjon
  • Southbound & Northbound California St. between Harbor Blvd.& Thompson
  • Northbound 101 traffic exiting California St. will be diverted north on California

** Officers will allow traffic southbound Sanjon Rd. to westbound Harbor Blvd. intermittently for access to the Crowne Plaza, the pier, and apartments on Paseo de Playa. The easiest access for these locations will be southbound Figueroa St. from Thompson Blvd.

There will be three separate times that temporary road closures will occur and no vehicles will be allowed on the street, the women’s race start, the women’s race finish, and the men’s race finish. No parking signs have been placed on the route, 72 hours in advance. Vehicles will not be allowed to park on the following streets starting at 5:00 am on Thursday, May 16th. Parking and vehicular traffic will be allowed on the course at the conclusion of the race.

The following areas will experience temporary road closures during the race:

**Times are approximate and subject to change**

 11:55 am (approximate duration of closure: 30- 40 minutes)

  • Shoreline Dr to Figueroa
  • Figueroa St. from Harbor Blvd. to Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara St. from Figueroa St. to Oak
  • Oak St. from Santa Clara St. to Poli
  • Poli St. from Oak St. to Cedar
  • Cedar St. from Poli St. to Kellogg
  • Kellogg St. from Cedar St. to Ventura
  • Ventura Ave. from Ramona St. to Shell
  • Stanley from Olive St. to Ventura Ave.

2:20 pm (approximate duration of closure: 40 minutes)

3:10 pm (approximate duration of closure: 35 minutes)

** There is a possibility there will not be a 10 minute gap between finishes and the course could remain closed from 2:20 pm – 3:45 pm or later.


  • Ventura Ave. from Shell Rd. to Ramona
  • Stanley from Olive St. to Ventura Ave.
  • Kellogg St. from Ventura Ave. to Cedar
  • Cedar St. from Kellogg St. to Poli
  • Ferro Dr. from Cedar St. through Grant Park to Summit
  • Summit Dr. from Grant Park to Kalorama
  • Kalorama St. from Summit Dr. to Poli
  • Poli St. from Kalorama St. to Hemlock
  • Hemlock St. from Poli St. to Thompson
  • Thompson Blvd. from Hemlock St. to Sanjon
  • Sanjon Rd. from Thompson Blvd. to Harbor
  • Harbor Blvd. from Sanjon Rd. to Figueroa
  • California St. from Thompson Blvd. to Harbor

Grant Park will remain closed for the entire day to all vehicular traffic except for emergency and race vehicles. There will be NO PUBLIC PARKING at Grant Park, Ferro Dr., or on Summit Drive. Spectators are encouraged to park off the race course and walk to their destination.

Times are subject to change based on the speed of the riders and environmental factors. The above times are approximate guidelines and for the safety of the racers, only emergency and race vehicles will be allowed on the course when the riders are in the city. The course will be opened immediately following the conclusion of the race at approximately 4:00 pm.

The Ventura Police Department would like to ask the public to plan ahead if you will be in the downtown area, to expect delays, and to be patient with city volunteers and police staff.

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