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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Little Rock Marathon Announces Street Closures and Expected Traffic Delays for 12th Annual Events

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   2
nd & 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.

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