[image-1] Anyone who has lived in Charleston long enough has a good idea of what to expect when the Bridge Run comes to town, but for the uninitiated or those in need of a reminder, here is a look at road closures for the big day.
Starting at 10 p.m. on Fri. March 31 — the night before the race — George Street between Meeting and Anson streets will be closed, as will Meeting Street between George and Wentworth streets. The northbound lane of Meeting Street from George to Calhoun streets will remain open, but the southbound lane of Meeting will be closed to traffic in that area.
Starting at the stroke of midnight on the day of the run, Calhoun Street between Meeting and Anson streets will be closed to all traffic. Residential traffic will only be allowed until 4:30 a.m. before the road is closed entirely when the entire portion of Calhoun between King and East Bay streets is closed.
4:30 a.m. closings
Other 4:30 a.m. closings include George Street between East Bay and Anson, Anson Street between Calhoun and Laurens, Alexander between Charlotte and George streets, and Charlotte Street between Elizabeth and Meeting.
5 a.m. closings
Henrietta Street between Elizabeth and Meeting will close at 5 a.m., as well as Elizabeth Street between Calhoun and Charlotte streets.
This is also the time that shuttle buses will begin transporting runners to the starting line in Mt. Pleasant. Buses will run from 5-7 a.m. from five locations. Anyone wishing to board will need their race bib. No strollers are allowed on buses. For a map of where you can catch a ride to the starting line, click here.
6:30 a.m. closings
The pedestrian lane of the Ravenel Bridge will be closed at 6:30 a.m. and remain off limits until after the race.
7 a.m. closings
The race route and all supporting streets will be closed at 7 a.m. until all participants have made their way past and the roadways have been cleaned. This includes the Ravenel Bridge, which will remain closed until runners and support staff have cleared the area, barricades removed, and the area is cleaned.
During race day, traffic off King Street will be rerouted onto St. Philip Street from Spring and Beaufain streets. Traffic on Cannon Street will turn at St. Philip Street and flow north or south.
Streets are expected to remain closed until around 2 p.m. Below you can find a map of the race route and all the closures, courtesy of the Charleston Police Department.
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