Ironman World Championship prompts West Hawaii road closures

  • A cyclist crosses the intersection of Alii Drive and Hualalai Road on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A cyclist crosses the intersection of Alii Drive and Hualalai Road on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Cyclists cross the intersection of Alii Drive and Hualalai Road on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • An off-duty police officer directs traffic during the Ironman World Championship race in 2017. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file)

KAILUA-KONA — With so many more people in town for the Ironman World Championship, being prepared by allotting extra time for travel and knowing which routes are open will be key this week.