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Road closures in Punta Gorda Saturday for half marathon

Posted at 9:09 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 09:09:46-05

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Drivers in Punta Gorda should be aware of numerous lane closures Saturday morning as runners hit the road for a half marathon.

The Divas Half Marathon and 5K starts at 8am at Laishley Park and lasts until 11:30am. The event will follow a rolling road closure, which means that traffic will be affected for a short period before the first runner enters the section and ends when the last runner leaves that section.

The affected roads include:

E. Marion Ave, from Cooper St. to Tamiami Trail
Right lane closest to curb will be closed from 7:00am until 11:30am. No right turns will be allowed from 7:00am to 11:00am in this section.

Tamiami Trail Bridge from Port Charlotte to Punta Gorda
Right lane closest to bike lane will be closed from 8:00am until 10:30am.

W. Retta Esplanade, from Tamiami Trail to Pittman St.
West bound lane closest to curb will be closed from 7:00am until 10:30am. Local traffic will run only

Bayshore Rd. from Tamiami Trail to Ganyard St.
East Bound Lane closest to the water will be closed from 7:45am – 10:00am. Local traffic will only run westbound.

W. Marion Ave. from Linear Park to Hibiscus St.
West bound lanes will have a lane reduction. Local traffic only using the left WB lane from 8:30am –
10:45am. The eastbound lanes will be open.

Authorities ask residents and businesses to follow the detours and plan an earlier start during those times to avoid delays and for safety purposes.

Visit the Divas® Half Marathon and 5K Series website at for more