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Expect traffic delays during County Marathon Sunday, Oct. 2

Church bells are ringing and small crowds gathered in Bloomfield to cheer on marathon participants, Sunday.

Rolling road closures and traffic disruptions will occur Sunday, Oct. 2 during the County Marathon.

The closures are managed by a specialized road race company and the Ontario Provincial Police. The closures are rolling, with roads reopening as the race progresses. In addition, major intersections are managed to keep traffic moving and allow vehicles through at regular intervals.

The followings roads will be closed at approximately these times:
County Road 33 (Wellington to Bloomfield) — 8 am – 10 am
County Road 12 (Bloomfield to Sandbanks) — 8:45 am – 11 am
County Road 11 and County Road 10 (Sandbanks to Picton) — 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Picton Main Street (Lake Street to Washburn Street) — 9:30 am – 2 pm

Click here to see an overview of the entire race route 

To accommodate the marathon, a new detour route will be in place for the Picton Main Street reconstruction on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Traffic will detour around the construction site at Picton Main Street and Johnson Street using McFarland Drive, Macsteven Drive, Johnson Street, Barker Street, and Paul Street.

Race participants will run along Picton Main Street, turning left onto Washburn Street, right onto Short Street, left onto Downes Avenue, right onto Queen Street, right onto Johnson Street, left onto Gladstone Street, ending at the Prince Edward Community Centre.

Drivers are encouraged to proceed with caution and avoid travelling in the vicinity of the race route if possible on Oct. 2.

For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 ext. 1023, 613.962.9108 ext. 1023, or info@pecounty.on.ca.

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