DRIVERS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION, HAVE PATIENCE WITH ROAD CLOSURES AND DETOURS FOR MURRAY HALF MARATHON

Posted 04/12/2016

The Murray Half Marathon returns to Murray Saturday, April 16, 2016 for the sixth year taking hundreds of runners through the streets of the city and county.  Motorists traveling through the area are advised of several road closures and detours that will be in place during the race. 

The race begins at 7:00 a.m. and roads will be reopened along the route as the last runners pass.  All roads should be open by 10:45 a.m.

The majority of streets will have intermittent traffic allowed as runners pass, and every intersection on the course will have an official directing and/or re-routing traffic.  Law enforcement will be on hand to ensure the safety of runners while allowing as much traffic flow as possible.

The following areas will be closed for the duration of the race:  Poplar Street from 10th to 8th street and 8th Street from Poplar to Main Street.  Other areas will be closed or have limited access during portions of the race, and several key locations are mentioned below:

From 7:00-8:00 a.m., any traffic 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 be closed from approximately 6:50 - 8:00 a.m.  The intersection of 10th and Chestnut streets will not be closed, but traffic officials will allow intermittent traffic as runners pass.  Arcadia Drive and the entrance to Murray-Calloway County Park will be closed from 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Traffic heading north on U.S. Hwy 641 will be restricted to one lane from Arcadia Drive to the intersection of KY 121.  Those traveling to shopping centers on the east side of 641 are advised to enter using the stoplights in front of Roy Stewart Stadium.

From 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., 16th Street from the five points intersection to Main Street will be closed, as well as main Street from 16th Street to Doran Road and the Westbound Lane to Robertson Road.  Portions of Robertson Road and Doran Road will be restricted to one lane.  The route will continue throughout areas of the following subdivisions:  Woodgate, Gatesborough, and Campbell Estates.  Sycamore Street from Doran Road to 10th Street will be closed from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and cross traffic will be allowed intermittently.

The Murray Half Marathon is sponsored by the Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.  For more information on the race, visit www.murrayhalfmarathon.org or call 270.762.1908, 270.762.1800 or 270.2270253.