Road closures in Sarasota for half marathon Sunday

HERALD STAFF REPORTMarch 14, 2014 

Road closures in Sarasota for half marathon Sunday

SARASOTA -- Drivers can expect road closures as part of the Sarasota Half Marathon, to be held Sunday from 7 a.m. to noon.

The run will begin at the Van Wezel parking lot and follow a route south to Gulfstream Avenue, west over the Ringling Bridge ending with the turnaround on St. Armands Circle, returning east to the mainland and back to U.S. 41 North to University Parkway.

There will be temporary lane closures at the following locations:

• Southbound U.S. 41 from University Parkway to Gulfstream Avenue

• Westbound University Parkway to U.S. 41

• Gulfstream Avenue and John Ringling Blvd at U.S. 41

• Westbound John Ringling from U.S. 41 to St. Armands Circle

• Eastbound John Ringling from St. Armands Circle to Bayfront Drive (starting at Golden Gate Point, both westbound lanes closed to vehicle traffic; westbound side of Ringling Causeway for racers; east/west traffic will be shared on eastbound lanes from Golden Gate Point to St. Armands Circle)

• Southbound U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue, beach traffic will be directed into one lane for westbound turns

• Northbound U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue, there will only be one turn lane for beach traffic. Second turn lane will be closed. Both Northbound U.S. 41 lanes will remain open to traffic

Drivers are urged to use caution during this event.

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