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Street Closures Scheduled Saturday for ZOOMA Races

Annapolis, MD (5-31-12) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announces that streets in the City and into Anne Arundel County will be closed during the morning of Saturday, June 2 for the ZOOMA half marathon, 10K and kid fun run. The events begin at 7:00 a.m.

Below is a list of times when roads will be closed or restricted around the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the Historic District, the Naval Academy Bridge and Ritchie Highway. A rolling closing and opening of streets in the City will begin at 7:00 a.m., with police directing traffic as first and last runners enter and exit the streets.

Downtown Annapolis will be open by 7:50 a.m.  From 7:30 a.m., access downtown via the Rowe Blvd. exit off Route 50 with a slight detour around the Naval Academy Stadium to return to Rowe Blvd.  The Naval Academy Bridge will be closed from 7:20 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. 

Go to http://zoomarun.com/annapolis for race information.

STREET CLOSURES BY LOCATION AND TIME

NOTE:  Traffic will be able to travel in and out of Rowe Boulevard by way of a detour around the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Police will be stationed at the Rowe intersections (Farragut Road/Rowe Boulevard and Herbert Sachs/Rowe Boulevard) to direct people.


Stadium Area (7-7:30 a.m.)
•   Taylor Ave. between Cedar Park Rd. & Rowe Blvd.- Closed to traffic
•   Taylor Ave. & Cedar Park Rd. - Closed to traffic
•   Cedar Park Rd. & Farragut Rd. - Closed to traffic
•   Cedar Park Rd. between Taylor Ave. & Farragut Rd.- Closed to traffic
•   Farragut Rd. & Rowe Blvd.- No cars allowed on Farragut

West Annapolis/Taylor Ave. Area (7:30-10:30 a.m.)
•   Intersection of Rowe Blvd. at Taylor Ave. - Closed to traffic (detour around the Stadium at Farragut Rd. to re-enter Rowe via Herbert Sachs Blvd.)
•   Taylor Ave. SOUTH of Rowe Blvd. – Open to traffic (detour around the Stadium at Farragut Rd. to go toward West St. or re-enter Rowe Blvd.)
•   Taylor Ave. NORTH of Rowe Blvd. – Closed to traffic
•   Rt. 450/Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. – Closed to traffic
•   King George St. between College Ave. and Baltimore Blvd. – Closed to traffic

Historic Area (7:10-7:50 a.m.)
•   Rowe Blvd. between Taylor Ave. & Northwest St. - Inbound (SE bound) lanes closed to traffic between 7:10 and 7:25 on a rolling basis
•   Rowe Blvd & Taylor Ave.- Inbound lanes closed to traffic
•   Northwest St.- Closed to traffic on a rolling basis
•   Church Circle-North portion of Circle between Northwest St.& Main St.; closed to traffic on a rolling basis; southern portion of Circle remains open to traffic
•   Church Circle at College Ave.- Closed to traffic when runners are passing
•   Main St.- Closed to traffic
•   Main St. & Randall St. -Closed to traffic
•   Randall St. & King George St. - Closed to traffic
•   King George St. between Randall St. & Baltimore Blvd.- Closed to traffic
•   College Ave. at King George St. – Closed to traffic entering King George St

Naval Academy Bridge (7:20-10:20 a.m.) – Detour Rt.50
•   Route 450 Naval Academy Bridge – All lanes closed to traffic
•   Baltimore Blvd. at Bowyer Rd. – Closed to traffic
•   Baltimore Blvd. at Sellers Rd.  – Closed to traffic
•   Baltimore Blvd. at Longshaw Rd. – Closed to traffic
•   King George St. from College to Baltimore Blvd. – Closed to traffic

Ritchie Highway (7:25-10:20 a.m.)

•   Ritchie Highway between the Naval Academy Bridge & Severn Ridge Rd. Southbound lanes 7:25-10:20 a.m.; southbound traffic detours to Severn Ridge Way to Route 648 south
•   Ritchie Highway between Severn Ridge Rd. & Boulters Way - Shoulder and left lane closed to traffic; right lane open to traffic until detour at Severn Ridge