Manchester Road Race : Road Closure Updates

Last Updated 11/23/2022in District News, Downtown News


  · MANCHESTER ROAD RACE ADVISORIES
There will be no parking allowed on East Center Street from Lenox Street to Center Street during the overnight period of Wednesday, November 23 (Midnight) through approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 24. There will also be no parking allowed on Main Street from Center Street to Hartford Road during the overnight period of Wednesday, November 23 (Midnight) until the roadway reopens after race cleanup; VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED IF NECESSARY.The Manchester Police Department will be shutting down traffic on Main Street between Bissell Street and Maple Street at5:00 a.m. on the morning of the race to allow construction crews to erect fencing and ropes along the roadway.At 5:30 a.m. Main Street will be closed to ALL traffic from Center Street to Charter Oak Street until the conclusion of the race.There will be no parking allowed along the roadways of the race route, indicated on the included map.At 9:00am, the entire race route and I-384 exits 3 and 4 will be closed to traffic for the race. Be advised that if your vehicle is inside of the race loop you will be unable to exit the loop area by vehicle until runners and the tail car, a Manchester Police Department vehicle, has passed by your intended exit route.HANDICAPPED PARKING - There are designated handicapped parking spaces in parking lots around the downtown area. If you require handicapped parking, we advise you to arrive early to utilize these spaces. PLEASE REMEMBER that the inner portion of the race route will be closed to traffic exiting the area until the completion of the race. Please utilize handicapped parking outside of the race route if needed.To minimize the number of vehicles in the downtown area, a bus shuttle operation has been organized. Participants and spectators can park at Manchester Community College where buses will be available to shuttle you to the downtown area. Please visit https://www.manchesterroadrace.com for more information.To ensure the safety of everyone, please do not leave backpacks, containers, or bundled items unattended. Any unattended items left within the indicated restricted area, or anywhere along the race route, will be confiscated. As a reminder, please remember that if you see something, say something. Officers will be posted throughout the Main St. area and along the race route to ensure the safety of everyone.The Manchester Police Department would like to thank you in advance for helping us make the 86th Manchester Road Race an enjoyable event for all!
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