The Murray Half Marathon is set to take place this weekend. Motorists should be aware of several road closures and detours in place for runner safety. Traffic disruptions will occur from 7 a.m. Saturday morning until about 10:45 a.m.
Most streets will have intermittent traffic permitted as runners pass through, and every intersection on the course will see an official directing traffic. Law enforcement will be on hand.
Poplar Street from 10th to 8th street and 8th Street from Poplar to Main Street will be closed. From 7-8 a.m., anyone traveling to the downtown courthouse square is advised to access it from 4th and Maple streets or 5th and Main streets.
Main Street from 4th to 10th street will also be closed, from approximately 6:50-8 a.m. The intersection of 10th and Chestnut streets will not be closed, but motorists can expect intermittent traffic flow. Arcadia Drive and the entrance to Murray-Calloway County Park will be closed from 7-8 a.m.
Traffic heading north on U.S. Hwy 641 will be restricted to one lane from Arcadia Drive to the intersection of Utterback Road. Those traveling to shopping centers on the east side of 641 are advised to enter using the stoplights at 121 or in front of Roy Stewart Stadium.
The intersection of U.S. 641 and Poor Farm Road will see extra treatment, as the location is where runners will be crossing. Drivers will be directed to two alternate routes to enter Murray during peak moments of the race.
Bailey Road will be restricted to northbound traffic only from 121 to Poor Farm Road.
From 8-9:30 a.m., 16th Street from the five points intersection to Main Street will be closed, as will Main Street from 16th Street to Doran Road and Doran Road from Main Street to Sycamore Street. Sycamore Street from Doran Road to 10th Street will be closed from 9-10:30 a.m. Cross traffic will be allowed intermittently.
For more information on the Murray Half Marathon, visit the official website.