Road Closures Set, Police Ready As 45,000 Runners Plan To Participate In New York City Marathon

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marathonThe New York City Marathon is set to begin in the morning, and the NYPD has pulled out all the stops for security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this year.

All 45,000 runners will be screened, and their bags will be checked, at the start point Sunday morning. A total of 1,500 TV-quality surveillance cameras have been trained on the course – especially concentrated on the finish line area.

Police helicopters, harbor units and scuba divers also have been assigned.Street closures and parking restrictions are expected to cause traffic delays. The use of public transportation is highly recommended.

ROAD CLOSURES

Beginning at midnight tonight, the upper level of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic. At approximately 7 a.m. rolling street closures will commence along the route in preparation for the marathon.

MARATHON ROUTE

All 5 Boroughs: 6:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Route: Staten Island Portion
Bay Street between Richmond Terrance and School Road
School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway
Verrazano Narrows Bridge to 92nd street

Brooklyn Portion

Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (North Bound)
92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and 4th Avenue
4th Avenue between 92nd Street and Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush Avenue between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn Queens Expressway (South-bound) between Verrazano Bridge and 79th Street
7th Avenue between 79th Street and 75th Street / Bay Ridge Parkway
7th Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street
74th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
6th Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street
Bay Ridge Parkway between 7th Avenue and 4th Avenue
92nd Street between Gatling Place and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street
94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 4th Avenue (North-bound)
4th Avenue between 94th Street and Flatbush Avenue (South-bound)
Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue
Nassau Avenue between Bedford Ave / Lorimer St and Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue
Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Ave and McGuiness Boulevard
McGuiness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and 48th Avenue
Pulaski Bridge (South-bound)

Queens Portion

Pulaski Bridge (South-bound)
48th Avenue between 11th Street and Vernon Boulevard
Vernon Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 10th Street
10th Street between Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive
44th Drive between 10th Street and Hunter Street
Hunter Street between 44th Drive and Crescent Street
Crescent Street between Hunter Street and Queens Plaza South
Queens Plaza South between Crescent Street and 23rd Street
23rd Street between Queens Plaza South and Queens Plaza North
Queensboro Bridge (East-bound)

Bronx Portion

Willis Avenue Bridge / Willis Avenue
135th Street between Willis Avenue and Alexander Avenue
Alexander Avenue between 135th Street and 138th Street
138th Street between Alexander Avenue and Morris Avenue
Morris Avenue between 138th Street and 140th Street
140th Street between Morris Avenue and Rider Avenue
Rider Avenue between 140th Street and 138th Street
138th Street between Rider Avenue and Madison Avenue Bridge

Manhattan Portion

1st Avenue between 59th Street and Willis Avenue Bridge
Queensboro Bridge (Vehicle Entrance Ramp East-bound)
59th Street between 59th Street Bridge and 1st Avenue
Madison Avenue Bridge
Madison Avenue between 138th Street and 124th Street
124th Street between Madison Avenue and Mount Morris Park West
Mount Morris Park West between 124th Street between 120th Street
120th Street between Mount Morris Park West and 5th Avenue
5th Avenue between 120th Street and 90th Street
90th Street between 5th Ave and East Drive (Central Park South-bound)
East Drive between 90th Street and Central Park South
Central Park South between 5th Ave and 8th Ave (Central Park West)
Central Park Driveway
West Drive (To Finish at Tavern on the Green)

The above streets will be closed for this event.

NYC MARATHON FAMILY REUNION

Manhattan: 7:00am-6:30pm
Location(s):
Central Park West between Columbus Circle and W 65th Street
W 61st Street between Central Park West and Broadway
W 62nd Street between Central Park West and Broadway
W 63rd Street between Central Park West and Broadway
W 64th Street between Central Park West and Broadway
W 65th Street between Central Park West and Broadway

The above streets will be closed for this event.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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