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GRANDMA'S MARATHON: What You Need to Know About Traffic This Weekend

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GRANDMA'S MARATHON RACE WEEKEND

21st ANNUAL WILLIAM IRVIN 5K

Friday June 20, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Start

24th ANNUAL GARRY BJORKLUND HALF MARATHON

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 6:15 a.m. Start

GRANDMA'S WHEELCHAIR MARATHON

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7:40 a.m. Start

38th ANNUAL GRANDMA'S MARATHON:

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7:45 a.m. Start

Traffic Advisory - Friday, June 20, 2014 - WILLIAM A. IRVIN 5K

-The race will begin at 6:00 p.m. Traffic on Harbor Drive behind the DECC will be closedat 3:00 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. traffic will be diverted off portions of Railroad Street for theat 3:00 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. traffic will be diverted off portions of Railroad Street for theduration of the race.

-Motorists should obey temporary “No Parking” areas on Railroad Street and HarborDrive. Violators will be tagged and towed.

-Starting at 5:30 p.m. traffic delays will occur for approximately one hour as RailroadStreet is closed from Garfield Avenue to the DECC Entrance. No Southbound traffic on5th Avenue West will be allowed past the I-35 ramps, and the 5th Ave W Connector toRailroad St will be closed. Harbor Drive behind the DECC will also be closed to traffic.

-ACCESS TO THE DECC will be through the North Gate (on Railroad Street), fromLake Avenue and the only exits will be through the Ramp onto Railroad St and ontonorthbound 5 th Ave W.

-Traffic should return to normal by 7:30 p.m.

-Please watch for no parking signs, barricades, and Officers directing traffic when drivingin the area of this event.

Traffic Advisory - Saturday, June 21, 2014 - MARATHON & HALF MARATHON

-At 12 noon on Friday, June 20, Canal Park Drive from Railroad Street to BuchananStreet will be closed for Grandma's finish line set up. This roadway will remain closed toautomobile traffic until after the Grandma's Marathon Finish on Saturday June 21st.

On SATURDAY JUNE 21 -

-Scenic Highway 61, along the lake, will be closed to traffic at 4:15 am between Duluthand Two Harbors

-Lakewood, Homestead, Ryan, and McQuade Roads will be closed from the Highway 61Expressway to Scenic Highway 61 at 4:15 a.m.

-London Road will be closed at 6:00 a.m.

-Superior Street from 12th Avenue East to 5th Avenue West will be closed at 6:00 a.m.

-Harbor Drive, Commerce Street, Lake Place Drive and Canal Park closed at 6:00 a.m.PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE RACE COURSE. Please observe the posted"No Parking" Signs. Violators will be towed.

CANAL PARK AREA parking is encouraged at the BAYFRONT PARK LOTS or theDECC, which are accessible from Railroad Street, or the AQUARIUM LOT which isaccessible by 5th Ave W. Railroad Street may be accessed by either by 5th Avenue Westor Garfield Avenue.

Traffic to and from Park Point will encounter long delays Friday evening andSaturday. On Saturday, during the Marathon, the only way motorists will be able to reachPark Point and the Canal Park area will be from 5th Avenue West to Railroad Street orGarfield Avenue to Railroad Street. An officer there will then direct them along thedetour route to reach the Park Point and the Canal Park area without crossing the RaceCourse.

-Northbound traffic on I-35 will be diverted up Mesaba Avenue to 2nd Street.

-EAST DETOUR - East bound traffic will use 2nd Street to 21st Avenue East, then southto Superior Street, and continuing East. This detour will take effect 5:45 a.m.

-WEST DETOUR - West bound traffic on Superior Street will turn North onto 21stAvenue East, then continue West on 3rd Street. This detour will take effect at 5:45 a.m.

-The northbound lane of I-35 will be closed at 5:45 a.m. from Mesaba Avenue to 26thAvenue East. -The southbound lane of I-35 from 21st and 26th Avenues East will be closedat 4:15 a.m.

-The freeway, and other roadways closed for the Marathon will reopen at approximately2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Motorists should slow down and be alert to special signing and lane closures on Highway 61Expressway just south of Two Harbors.

 

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