Iditarod 2017 Fairbanks Restart: What you need to know

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KXDF)- The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will be re-starting in Fairbanks on Monday, just off of Hoselton Road near Pike's Landing.

CBS News 13 will have two live updates, at approximately 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

In order to accommodate spectators and minimize traffic congestion, the Fairbanks North Star Borough is offering shuttle bus service from the Carlson Center to the Race restart on Monday, March 6.

The restart will begin at 11 a.m. near Pike's Landing.

The public can watch at several locations, but there will be limited parking near the start line, with the majority of spectators here being bussed in from the Carlson Center.

Another public viewing area will be at the Chena Wayside Campground, located past the Pump House on Chena Pump Road.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

Spectator shuttle bus service will start at 8:00 a.m, the Carlson Center will be open with bathroom services and an espresso machine at 7:00 a.m.
The buses will be in the front parking lot of the Carlson Center and will depart when full, on a first come, first served basis: Once the parking lots are full, they will stop running new spectators to the starting line.

The shuttle will run until 3:30 pm.

Spectators are asked to Park in the back parking lot of the Carlson Center or in the Growden Memorial Park parking lots.

Those wanting to use their own vehicle are advised that public parking will only be allowed at Journey Christian Church, about one third of a mile from Pike's. Once the lot there is full, there will be no additional access.

ROAD CLOSURES

Beginning at 7 a.m., Airport Way West will be closed to all traffic.

People departing on flights out of Fairbanks International Airport after 7 a.m. will be able to access the airport via the East Ramp from University Avenue, which goes around behind the airport to the main terminal side.

More information about the Fairbanks restart can be found on the Fairbanks North Star Borough and Explore Fairbanks websites at www.co.fairbanks.ak.us and www.explorefairbanks.com