Several downtown streets to be closed for Race for the Cure

October 08, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Several city streets will be closed during a charity 5K run and walk tomorrow with a route that will loop from M&T Bank Stadium north to Franklin Street and back.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is sponsoring the 12th annual Race for the Cure with children and family walks beginning at 8 a.m., and the 5K walk and run starting at 8:45 a.m.

Street closings from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. will be: Russell Street northbound from Hamburg Street to Pratt Street; Paca Street from Pratt to Franklin Street; and Hamburg from Paca to Russell.

Short duration closings may occur on Franklin, from Paca to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; the ramp from MLK Boulevard to Russell; the Russell Street service drive; Ostend Street from Paca to Russell; and Russell southbound at Washington Boulevard.

In addition, Lee Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. from Russell to the Interstate 395 ramp. Traffic exiting I-395 will be directed east onto Lee, through the stadium parking lot, to Howard and Conway streets.

Traffic for Russell northbound will be detoured onto the Russell Street service drive, then to MLK Boulevard.

For information on the event: 410-433-7223. To register online: www.komenmd.org. Entry fees are $30 online, $40 on race day.

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