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Expect marathon traffic in downtown Manchester Sunday, Nov. 12

November 12. 2017 1:25AM
Dan Vassallo of Peabody, Mass., crosses the finish line first at the Manchester City Marathon in November 2016. (MICHAEL COUSINEAU/Union Leader file photo)

The 11th annual Manchester City Marathon, a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, is set for Sunday, Nov. 12, at 8:50 a.m. at Veteran's Memorial Park, Elm Street. There will also be a half-marathon, a full marathon relay (four people) and half-marathon (two people) relay.

Runners can pick up their bibs today at 7 a.m. in the park. The race ends at 3 p.m.

Elm Street will be closed from Bridge Street to Lake Avenue for the entire event. There also will be significant delays crossing the Granite Street Bridge, and the Bridge Street Bridge will be closed for a portion of the day.

Drivers wanting to cross the Merrimack River are urged to use the Amoskeag Bridge or the Queen City Bridge. Expect traffic congestion in the following areas for the duration of the marathon:

. River Road and Hooksett Road in the area of Livingston Park.

. Hanover Street from Mammoth Road to Elm Street.

. Mammoth Road from Bridge Street to Lake Avenue.

. South Main Street from Walker Street to Blaine Street.

. McGregor Square from Bridge Street to Bremer Street.

. Hanover Street from Maple Street to Elm Street will be restricted and should be avoided.

Source: Manchester Police Department

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