Augusta University Half Marathon 10k & 5k to impact downtown traffic

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — The 2020 Augusta University Half Marathon/10K/5K will be held Saturday, February 22, from 7:15 am -10:30 a.m.

It will begin and end at the Augusta Common.

Officials say that there will be traffic impacts in and around Downtown Augusta, Oldetowne, AU Medical District, Summerville, Lakemont/Lake Olmstead and the Augusta Canal.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Department will reopen intersections as soon as the last runner has passed and expect to finish by 10:30 a.m.The breakdown of affected streets is as follows:

Half Marathon – Road/Lane Closures – 7:15-10:48 a.m.

  • CLOSED: Race Start – Reynolds Street (eastbound and westbound lanes) from 7th Street to 9th Street from 4:00am-8:00am for Start Line truss and race start (Start Line will be broken down and Reynolds Street reopened as soon as the last race is underway
  • CLOSED – Reynolds Street (Eastbound) from 5th Street to East Boundary (including Bay St and the Gordon Hwy Exit Bridge) – EAST– 7:00-7:15 a.m.
  • CLOSED – East Boundary (Southbound) from Broad St to Green St
  • CLOSED – 12th St (Southbound) from Green to Telfair
  • CLOSED – Druid Park from Central Ave to McAnally (closed both directions)
  • Lane – 4th Street from Bay Street to Ellis Street – NORTH – 7:00-7:15 a.m.
  • Lane – Ellis Street from 4th Street to 3rd Street – EAST – 7:00-7:15 a.m.
  • Lane – 3rd Street from Ellis to Greene Street – SOUTH – 7:00-7:15 a.m.
  • Westbound Lanes – Greene Street from East 3rd Street to 12th Street – WEST – 7:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Lane – 12th Street from Greene Street to Telfair St. – SOUTH – 7:00-8:45 a.m.
  • Lane – Telfair Street to 13th St. – WEST 7:00-8:45 a.m.
  • Lane – R.A. Dent to Laney Walker Blvd. from 13th St- WEST 7:15-8:30 a.m.
  • Lane – Druid Park Avenue from Laney Walker Blvd. to Central Avenue – SOUTH – 7:30-8:35 a.m.
  • Right Lane – Central Avenue from Druid Park Avenue to Kings Way – WEST – 7:30-9:00 a.m.
  • Lane – Kings Way to Lyle Rd/Stovall Street- NORTH – 7:30-9:10 a.m.
  • Lane- Lyle Rd/Stovall Street to Patrol Dr. (Entering AU Summerville Campus) -7:30-9:10 a.m.
  • Lane- Patrol Dr. to Walker Street – 7:30-9:10 a.m.
  • Lane- Walker St. to Pickens Rd- 7:45 – 9:28 a.m.
  • Lane – Milledge Rd to Broad Street – NORTH – 7:45 – 9:28 a.m.
  • Lane – Milledge Road from Kings Way to Broad Street – NORTH – 8:00 – 9:50 a.m.
  • Right Lane – Broad Street from Milledge Road to Lakemont Drive – WEST – 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • LANE – Lakemont Dr. (north) right lane closed from Broad Street to Lakeshore Loop – NORTH – 8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
  • Lane – Lakeshore Loop from Lakemont Drive to Milledge Road – EAST – 8:05 – 10:20 a.m.
  • Cross Milledge Road, through Canal Parking Lot onto Canal Trail to Broad Street – EAST – 8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Lane – Broad Street to Greene Street/15th- 8:15-10:20 a.m.
  • CLOSED – Broad Street (eastbound lanes only) – East – from 9th Street to 10th Street from 7:45-10:45 a.m.
  • CLOSED – 9th Street from Broad to Broad – NORTH/SOUTH – 8:20-10:45 a.m.
  • CLOSED – Broad Street from 8th Street to 9th Street – WEST – FINISH LINE
  • Any traffic from Laney Walker will be rerouted to go North on Druid Park to Walton Way

10K – Road/Lane Closures – 7:35-9:20 a.m.

  • CLOSED: Race Start – Reynolds Street (eastbound and westbound lanes) from 7th Street to McCartan Street from 4:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. for Start Line truss and race start (Start Line will be broken down and Reynolds Street reopened as soon as the last race is underway)
  • Lane – Reynolds Street/Bay Street – 9th Street to East Boundary – EAST –
  • Lane – Riverfront Drive from East Boundary to Prep Phillips Drive – EAST
  • Lane – Prep Phillips Drive from Riverfront Drive to Broad Street – NORTH
  • ROAD – Broad Street from Prep Phillips Drive to Broad Street – WEST
  • CLOSED – Intersection of Broad Street and East Boundary – from 7:30-8:15 a.m.
  • Lane – 3rd Street from Ellis to Greene Street – SOUTH –
  • Westbound Lanes – Greene Street from East 3rd Street to 12th Street – WEST – (merge with Half & 5K)
  • Right Lane – Greene Street from East Boundary to 9th Street – WEST
  • Lane – 9th Street from Greene Street to Telfair St.– SOUTH
  • Lane – 9th and Telfair to 13th and Telfair St. – WEST
  • Lane – 13th Street and Telfair to Broad Street – NORTH
  • Right Lane – Broad Street from 13th Street to 10th Street – EAST
  • CLOSED – Broad Street (eastbound lanes only) – East – from 9th Street to 10th Street from 7:45-10:45 a.m.
  • CLOSED – 9th Street from Broad to Broad – NORTH/SOUTH
  • CLOSED – Broad Street from 8th Street to 9th Street – WEST – FINISH LINE

5K – Road/Lane Closures – 7:45-8:40 a.m.

  • CLOSED: Race Start – Reynolds Street (eastbound and westbound lanes) from 7th Street to McCartan Street from 4:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. for Start Line truss and race start (Start Line will be broken down and Reynolds Street reopened as soon as the 5K is underway)
  • Lane – Reynolds Street/Bay Street – 9th Street to East Boundary – EAST
  • ROAD – East Boundary from Reynolds Street to Greene Street – SOUTH
  • Right Lane – Greene Street from East Boundary to 10th Street – WEST – 7:00-8:30 a.m.
  • Lane – 10th Street from Greene Street to Broad Street – NORTH
  • CLOSED – Intersection of Broad Street and East Boundary – from 7:30-8:15 a.m.
  • CLOSED – 9th Street from Broad to Broad – EAST/WEST
  • CLOSED – Broad Street from 8th Street to 9th Street – WEST – FINISH LINE

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