Road closures in Punta Gorda Saturday for half marathon
9:09 AM, Dec 7, 2017
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.