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Road closure plan for the CRBR

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Mount Pleasant officials have released a road closure schedule for the Cooper River Bridge Run.

5:30 a.m. - Shuttle Buses Begin

5:45 a.m. - Contingent time to close Coleman Blvd from Whilden St. to Fairmont St. (Whilden traffic diverted into Old Village)

6:15 a.m. - Pedestrian Lane Closure for southbound traffic, northbound pedestrians allowed

6:30 a.m. - Contingent time to close Coleman Bvld. From Chuck Dawley to Fairmont St. .

7:00 a.m. - Coleman Blvd. Closed to Traffic and Ravenel Bridge Closed to all traffic (BOTH DIRECTIONS)
• Northbound closed, southbound utilized by emergency equipment
• US 17 south traffic diverted to Mathis Ferry Rd.
• Magrath Darby blocked from District 3 side
• Wingo Way access to bridge blocked

7:30 a.m. - Shuttle Buses stop

7:30 a.m. - Wheelchair Race Begins from Runner's Start

8:00 a.m. - Run Starts (Staggered starts every 3 minutes for approximately 30-40 minutes)

10:00 a.m. - Portions of Coleman open as they clear

10:00 a.m. - No additional runners/walkers allowed onto Ravenel Bridge
- Pedestrian lane opens
- Straggler bus enters Ravenel southbound on northbound side
- Cleaning of Ravenel northbound lanes

10:30 a.m. - Possible opening of Ravenel Bridge

Corral panels will be placed across the front of the Boulevard construction area on Friday, April 5, at the same time they are placed for the rest of the route. They will sit in the bike lane, which is closed for construction. Traffic lanes will remain open on Friday. Gulf Stream Construction will install a fence just outside the edge of the pavement on Friday.

On Saturday morning just before the section of Coleman between Fairmont and Chuck Dawley is to be closed for the run, the police will close the outside lane in front of the construction area and the corral fence panels will be shifted into the street about six feet. This shift is necessary for people to walk between the corral and the construction area.

Removal of the corral panels in the construction zone will occur with all of the other panels after the race.

On the Charleston side, CRBR officials provide the following closures.

Street Closures, Friday April 5

  • Hampton Park / Mary Murray Blvd - 2PM to 7PM {KIDS RUN}
  • George Street between Meeting and Anson Streets will be closed at 8PM until 2PM Saturday, April 6. Neighborhood traffic from Menotti Lane will have access to egress east on George Street, as well as, residents parked on this portion of George Street..
  •  Meeting Street between Calhoun and Wentworth Streets will be closed at 10PM. The Northbound Lane of Meeting Street from George Street to Calhoun Street will remain open; the southbound lane of Meeting Street from George Street to Calhoun Street will be closed for traffic.

Street Closures, Saturday, April 6

Ravenel Bridge closes at 7 am (in BOTH directions)

  • Towing along the race route begins at 4AM
  • Calhoun Street, between King and East Bay Streets, will be closed at 5AM. Calhoun Street will be closed from King Street to East Bay Street until the participants are in a manageable location and out of the roadways, streets are cleaned and bus traffic is safely able to be managed, hopefully before 1PM.
  • Meeting Street will close at 5AM from John Street to Wentworth Street; NOTE: George Street will have limited access to the parking lot between King and Meeting Streets only from King Street prior to 7AM and will not re-open until King Street is open following the race.
  • Arthur Ravenel Bridge Bike Lane will be closed at 6:30AM to clear the bridge of pedestrian traffic. This lane will re-open when the Bridge re-opens.
  • The Race Route and support street will be closed at 7AM until the participants are finished and the roadways are cleaned.

Both directions of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge will be closed until the participants have cleared the bridge, support staff removed, barricades removed, and the bridge cleaned of any debris.
 

Meeting Street will be closed from Romney Street to Woolfe Street and John Street to Hasell Street with early openings following the participants safely off the route and the route cleaned

  • Woolfe Street will be closed from Meeting Street to King Street.
  • King Street will be closed from Spring Street to Wentworth Street.
  • Wentworth Street will be closed from King Street to Meeting Street.

 An alternative route will be made to allow traffic to flow north and south for traffic affected by the King Street closures via St. Philip Street to ensure traffic can move easily around town. 

Traffic east of Meeting Street will have full access to East Bay Street to travel in each direction.  The Charleston Police Department has perimeter traffic control setup on entrances to the route and will be working to minimize your confusion

 

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