Hartford Marathon Road Closures

Friday, Oct 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:41 AM EDT
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Hartford Marathon Road Closures

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The Harford Marathon takes place this weekend and you can watch the race or enjoy any of the 36 bands playing along the course.

The race starts at 8 a.m. and several roads will be closed to accommodate the runners.

Between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday, the only highway exit in the marathon area that will be open is Interstate 84East Exit #49 to Ann/High Street area, north of Bushnell Park.

Hartford Road Closures

  • Pearl, Ford and State streets, as well as the Founders Bridge will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 2  p.m.
  • Asylum Street, Farmington Avenue and South Whitney will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Broad Street will be closed to 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Capitol Avenue between Broad and Hudson streets will be closed from midnight to 9 a.m.
  • Capitol Avenue will be closed between Oak and Hudson streets from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday until the race is over.
  • Elm Street will be closed from Trinity Street to Pulaski Circle at 11 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Lafayette Street will be closed between Capitol Avenue and Russ Street as of 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Sheldon Street, Van Dyke Avenue, Weston Street, Rev. Moody Overpass, Market Street, Prospect Street and Park Street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 
  • Trinity Street will be closed between Ford and Elm streets west of Pulaski Circle as of noon on Wednesday.
  • Trinity Street will be closed between Elm Street and Capitol Avenue as of 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • There will be no access to Clinton Street on Saturday from 12:01 a.m. to 9 a.m.

East Hartford Road Closures

  • Founders Bridge eastbound only will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Founders Plaza area, including East River Drive exit, East River Drive, Hartland Street, Meadow Street and Pitkin Street will be closed.
  • Prospect Street area, including S. Prospect Street, Main Street north of Prospect and Carroll Road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Silver Lane access to Route 2 and Route 15 will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

South Windsor Road Closures

  • In South Windsor, Main Street will be closed to traffic on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • Residents of Main Street and King Street are asked to park on side streets on the east side of Main Street, so they can access a vehicle if they need to leave while the marathon is in progress.
  • Only emergency vehicles and marathon participants and staff will be permitted on Main Street and King Street during the event.

West Hartford Road Closures

  • Park Street in the Parkville area will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • In the Whiting School area, Park Road, Whiting Lane, South Quaker Lane, South Highland and Boulevard will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • In the Morley School area, North Quaker Lane, Fern Street and the northbound lanes of Troutbrook Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Albany Avenue between Steele Road and Troutbrook, eastbound lanes, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • In the Elizabeth Park area, Steele Road, Birch Road and the interior of Elizabeth Park will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

In preparation for the race, the following state roads will be closed:

Interstate 84 Eastbound
 

  • Exit 48B Capitol Avenue, closed from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Exit 48A Asylum Street, closed until noon
  • Exit 53 East River Drive, closed until 10 a.m.


Interstate 84 Westbound
 

  • Exit 48 Westbound, traffic only until noon
  • Exit 54 Founders Bridge eastbound closed. Westbound remains open into downtown Hartford.
  • Exit 50 Main Street closed until 9 a.m.


Interstate 91 Southbound:
 

  • Exit 32B Trumbull Street closed until 9 a.m.
  • Exit 31 State Street closed until 9 a.m.


Interstate 91 Northbound:

  • Exit 32B Trumbull Street closed until 9 a.m.
  • Route 2 Westbound
  • Exit 3 Pitkin Street closed until 2 p.m.

Saint Francis will host a water station at mile 11 for participants and will hand out water to runners as they pass through.

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