Streets Closed on Race Course Create a Safe and Efficient Environment for Runners and Spectators
(Little Rock, Ark. – February 24, 2014) – More than 15,000 athletes and 40,000 spectators will take to the streets on Sunday, March 2nd for the Little Rock Marathon, presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette — and many of those streets will be closed for part of the day to create a safe environment for participants both on and off the course.
“These closures provide a safe environment for runners and spectators, as well as the least amount of inconvenience to residents and businesses in our community,” said Gina Marchese Pharis, Co-Executive Director of the Little Rock Marathon. “We appreciate the support from everyone who makes this epic event possible.”
The following times and locations for street closures are listed below:
Thursday, February 27, 2014
7 am – 9 pm Right Lane Closure La Harpe Blvd from State St. to Convention Center
Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3, 2014
7:00 am – 9:00 am President Clinton from River Market Ave to Ferry St.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Closure
5:00 am La Harpe WB from Cumberland/President Clinton to Cross
5:00 am President Clinton at Cumberland to include Rock, River Market St., Sherman & Ferry all at 2nd St
5:00 am 2nd & Cumberland (Close I-30 off ramp and Detour to 2nd St Ramp)
5:00 am Close off ramp from Broadway Bridge to La Harpe WB
5:00 am EB La Harpe at State
5:00 am La Harpe at Cross EB Detour to Cross St.
6:00 am 3rd at Broadway, close NB lane East side (5K is turning N on Broadway at 3rd) Right lane closure
6:00 am Chester at Markham NB & SB (5K runs NB on Chester to LaHarpe)
6:00 am State at Markham NB
6:00 am 3rd & Cumberland to La Harpe NB & SB
9:00 am EB Markham at Scott
9:45 am I- 30 EB off ramp to 2nd St (Kids Marathon) LPPD Vehicle
9:45 am I-30 WB off ramp to 2nd St.(Kids Marathon) LRPD Vehicle
Saturday, March 1, 2014 – Reopening
10:45 am I- 30 EB off ramp to 2nd St.
10:45 am I-30 WB off ramp to 2nd St.
12:30 pm LaHarpe EB & WB
12:30 pm Broadway Bridge to LaHarpe WB
12:30 pm EB Markham at Scott to River Market St.
12:30 pm Cumberland to 2nd St.
12:30 pm Chester at Markham NB & SB
12:30 pm State at Markham NB & SB
Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Closure
4:00 am EB LaHarpe at State
4:00 am LaHarpe WB from President Clinton to Cross
4:00 am President Clinton to include Rock, River Market St, Sherman, Ferry at 2nd St. Rock & 2nd, place type 3 barricade on Rock so they can access parking lot and garage
4:00 am President Clinton to include Cumberland WB and one lane of SB (east side close) up to Scott St. WB leaving South lane EB open to Cumberland to allow access to I-30
4:00 am 3rd & Cumberland to La Harpe NB & SB
4:00 am 4th & Broadway NB
4:00 am 2nd & Cumberland (Close I-30 off ramp and Detour to 2nd St Ramp)
4:00 am Chester at Markham EB & WB
4:00 am North St at La Harpe
4:00 am Markham at State EB & WB of Intersection
4:00 am Close off ramp from Broadway Bridge to La Harpe WB
4:00 am La Harpe at Cross EB Detour to Cross St.
4:00 am North St. WB at LaHarpe
5:00 am Cantrell Hill inside lane all the way to Lookout Road. (Right Lane Closure)
Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Reopening
Roads open up as participants go through the course. The entire course should be open for traffic at approximately 3 pm.
Marathon officials have posted comprehensive information about street closures and fully detailed course maps are available here: www.littlerockmarathon.com/course.
For more information about the 2014 events, please visit www.littlerockmarathon.com.
About Little Rock Parks & Recreation
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