Wednesday, March 21, 2012

AROUND THE BAY ROAD RACE – SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012 DOWNTOWN DETOURS

This Notice summarizes the detours in the downtown area due to the Around the Bay Road Race. As in past years, this event consists of both a 30 km run (approximately 8,000 runners entered) and a 5 km run (approximately 2,000 runners entered). The routing is the same as last year with the event finishing inside Copps Coliseum. The start point for the 30k race is at York and Caroline while the 5k start point will be on York just west of Bay.

This notice describes the route detours that the HSR will be operating in the downtown area for both events.

THIRTY KILOMETRE RACE – DOWNTOWN AREA
The following events will take place in the downtown area as a result of the Around the Bay Road Race.
• Registration for the runners will begin at 7:00 AM on Sunday, at which time York Boulevard
(between Hess and MacNab) will be closed to all traffic. This section of road will not reopen
until after the completion of the race at approximately 3:00 PM.
• At 9:30 AM, the race starts at York/Caroline and proceeds east on York/Wilson. No traffic
will be allowed through on the cross streets (James and John) at the start of the race for a
period of about 15 minutes while the runners clear the intersections.
• Upon re-entering Hamilton via York Blvd., the runners will be in the south curb lane of the south side
resulting in the closure of York Blvd. between Dundurn and MacNab.

FIVE KILOMETRE RACE – DOWNTOWN AREA
The 5 kilometre race will start at York/Bay at 9:45 AM and proceed east on York/Wilson, north on John, west on Guise and south on Bay to return to Copps Coliseum. As a result of the 5 kilometre race, all of the roads inside the course will be closed to all traffic between 9:45 AM and 10:30 AM.


DETOURS WHILE YORK BLVD. IS CLOSED 
BETWEEN HESS AND MACNAB
'7 LOCKE' and '8 YORK'
7:00 A.M. to 9:15 AM

EASTBOUND LOCKE (To Westbound York)
From Main and Bay
• Continue east on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
• Left (west) on Rebecca Street
• Left (south) on James Street
and resume regular York routing at King and James.

EASTBOUND YORK (To Westbound Aberdeen)
From York and Queen
• Right (south) on Queen Street
• Left (east) on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
• Left (west) on Rebecca Street
• Left (south) on James Street
and resume regular Aberdeen routing at King and James.

WESTBOUND YORK
From Bay and King
• Left (west) on King Street
• Right (north) on Hess Street
• Left (west) on Cannon Street/York Blvd.
and resume regular westbound routing.

'4 BAYFRONT'
7:00 A.M. to 9:15 AM

EASTBOUND
From King and James
• Continue south on James Street
• Left (east) on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
• Left (west) on Cannon Street
• Right (north) on MacNab Street
and resume regular eastbound routing.



DETOURS AT THE START OF 
THE 30 KM AND 5 KM RACES
'3 CANNON'
9:15 AM TO 10:30 AM

EASTBOUND
From John and Main
• Right (east) on Main Street
• Continue east on Main Street

'4 BAYFRONT'
9:15 AM TO 10:30 AM 

James Street and John Street will remain open to all traffic, however the City of Hamilton Police will be holding all traffic while the race proceeds through the intersections of James/Wilson and John/Wilson between approximately 9:25 AM and 9:40 AM.

EASTBOUND – Departure 9:30 AM and departure 10:00 AM ONLY
From King and James
• Continue south on James Street
• Left (east) on Main Street
• Left (north) on Victoria Avenue
• Right (east) on Burlington Street
and resume regular eastbound routing.

WESTBOUND – Westbound at Burlington and Wellington at 9:45 A.M. and Westbound at Burlington and Wellington at 10:15 A.M.
From Burlington and Wellington
• Left (south) on Wellington Street
• Right (west) on King Street
• Left (south) on James Street
and resume regular routing.


DETOURS AT THE START OF 
THE 30 KM AND 5 KM RACES
'7 LOCKE' and '8 YORK'
9:15 AM TO 10:45 AM

EASTBOUND LOCKE (To Westbound York)
From Main and Bay
• Continue east on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
• Left (west) on Rebecca Street
• Left (south) on James Street
and resume regular York routing at King and James.

EASTBOUND YORK (To Westbound Aberdeen)
From York and Queen
• Right (south) on Queen Street
• Left (east) on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
• Left (west) on Rebecca Street
• Left (south) on James Street
and resume regular Aberdeen routing at King and James.

WESTBOUND YORK
From Bay and King
• Left (west) on King Street
• Right (north) on Hess Street
• Left (west) on Cannon Street/York Blvd.
and resume regular westbound routing.



DETOURS FOR WHEN THE RUNNERS RETURN TO HAMILTON CLOSURE OF YORK BLVD. BETWEEN DUNDURN AND MACNAB
'4 BAYFRONT'
10:45 AM to 3:00 PM

EASTBOUND
From King and James
• Continue south on James Street
• Left (east) on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
• Left (west) on Cannon Street
• Right (north) on MacNab Street
and resume regular eastbound routing.

'7 LOCKE' and '8 YORK'
10:45 AM to 3:00 PM

EASTBOUND LOCKE (To Westbound York)
From Main and Bay
• Continue east on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
• Left (west) on Rebecca Street
• Left (south) on James Street
and resume regular York routing at King and James.

EASTBOUND YORK (To Westbound Aberdeen)
From Strathcona and Lamoreaux
• Continue north on Strathcona Avenue
• Left (west) on Tom Street
• Left (south) on Dundurn Street
• Left (east) on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
and resume regular Aberdeen routing at John and King.

WESTBOUND YORK
From Bay and King
• Left (west) on King Street
• Right (north) on Strathcona Avenue
to existing recovery point at Lamoreaux and Strathcona.

BURLINGTON TRANSIT DETOUR INFORMATION
'1 – PLAINS/FAIRVIEW'
9:30 A.M. UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 3:00 P.M.

WESTBOUND (To Hamilton)
From Plains Road and York Blvd.
• Right (north and west) on Plains Road
• Left (south) on York Road
• Left (east) on Highway # 6 on ramp
• Continue to Highway 403 Westbound
• Exit at Main Street East
• Continue east on Main Street
• Left (north) on John Street
• Left (west) on King Street
and resume regular routing to King and James

EASTBOUND (To Burlington)
From King and James
• Continue west on King Street
• Continue to Highway 403 Eastbound
• Exit at Highway 6 North
• Continue to York Road exit
• Left (south and east) on Plains Road
• Left (east) on Plains Road (at York)
and resume regular routing at Plains Road and York Blvd.

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