Road Closures In Dalton Announced For Half-Marathon

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The City of Dalton will once again host the Red Carpet Half Marathon on the morning of Oct. 26.  In addition to the half marathon race, there will also be a 5K race and a 2K fun run.  To make way for the runners, there will be several road closures along the race route.  Dalton Police officers will be on hand to block traffic and direct motorists along detours, but drivers should plan ahead now to avoid the area. 

The 5K and half marathon races start at 8 a.m.  The 2K race will start at approximately 10:30 a.

m.  Here is a list of the road closures planned for the race (once roadways are no longer being used for runners, they will be re-opened):

    • King Street – closed on Friday at 6:00 PM from Pentz to Selvidge Street.
    • Selvidge Street – closed from the entrance of BB&T to Crawford Street from Friday at 6:00 PM until cleanup is completed on Saturday.
    • Pentz Street – closed from King Street to Crawford St during the races.  Closed from Emery Street to Morris Street from 10:15 am to 11:30 am.
    • Hamilton Street - closed from Hawthorne St to Franklin St
    • W. Franklin Street – closed until the last 5k runner exits onto Thornton Avenue
    • S. Thornton Avenue – outside, S. bound lane closed from Walnut Avenue to Hawthorne Street
    • Waugh Street – outside eastbound lane closed from Jones Street to Thornton Avenue. 
    • Jones Street –Closed from Waugh Street to Crawford Street
    • Crawford Street – Closed from Cappes Street to Valley Drive
    • Ridge Street – Closed from Murray Hill to Crawford Street
    • Lewell Street - entrances to the east side of the cemetery at Cuyler St and Gen Thomas Dr closed during the half-marathon
    • Emery Street – Closed at Tibbs Road and closed from Lewell Street to Thornton Avenue during the 5K and Half Marathon.  Westbound lane closed from Hamilton Street to Pentz for 2k.
    • Miller Street – Closed from Franklin to Emery
    • Valley Drive – closed from Franklin to Crawford
    • Cuyler Street – closed between Thornton Avenue and Lewell Street
    • W. Walnut Avenue – Outside westbound lane closed from Thornton Avenue to Tibbs Road
    • Tibbs Road – closed between Walnut Avenue and Shugart Road
    • Maple Way/Ella Lane – closed
    • Wood Valley Drive / Wood Valley Court – closed
    • Shugart Road – Northbound outside lane closed
    • Chattanooga Road – Outside eastbound lane closed from Shugart Road to Old Chattanooga Road
    • Old Chattanooga Road – closed until the last half marathon runner is clear
    • N. Thornton Avenue – partial southbound lane closed (6 feet from curb) from Old Chattanooga Road to Trammel Street
    • N. Thornton Avenue – Southbound lane closed from Trammel Street to Hawthorne Street
    • Hamilton Street access lane beside the Waugh St Bridge – Closed
    • Morris Street – closed from Thornton Avenue to Hamilton Street

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