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Half marathon to result in road closures Sunday in Punta Gorda

By Staff | Dec 6, 2017

The Divas Half Marathon & 5K in Punta Gorda on Sunday, Dec. 10,will feature a 13.1-mile loop course starting and finishing Laishely Park next to Laishely Crab House.

The events will start at 8 a.m. with the Divas Half Marathon and Divas 5K will follow at 8:20 a.m.

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 City of Punta Gorda Police will reopen the roads as soon as race course operations cease, with the half marathon course officially closing by 11:30 a.m.

* E. Marion Ave, from Cooper St. to Tamiami Trail

Right lane closest to curb will be closed from 7 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. No right turns will be allowed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in this section.

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

* W. Retta Esplanade, from Tamiami Trail to Pittman St.

West bound lane closest to curb will be closed from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Local traffic will run only eastbound.

* Bayshore Rd. from Tamiami Trail to Ganyard St.

East Bound Lane closest to the water will be closed from 7:45 a.m. 10 a.m. 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 8:30 a.m. 10:45 am. The eastbound lanes will be open.

Officials 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 www.runlikeadiva.com/closures for more information.