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Road closures during May 24 races

Police officers andh event marshals will be aiming to control both drivers and pedestrians during Tuesday's Bermuda Day races.

“They are there to minimise risks to all road users, especially the cyclists and runners,” said Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro.

“We are asking the motoring public to fully co-operate with any direction given by them, and to familiarise themselves to the new race route and the times that the roads will be closed.

“We all need to do our best to ensure there are no collisions with race participants as that could lead to serious injury or death.”

Both the Appleby Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby and the Sinclair Packwood Memorial cycling race will start in Somerset and finish in Hamilton, and road closures will be in effect as of 8.30am.

“Therefore persons in the West End who are travelling on morning flights out of the L.F. Wade International Airport need to be sure they are at the airport before 8am,” Mr Pedro said.

“The roads will be opened when it is deemed safe to do so and delays up to an hour and a half or more should be expected.”

The routes for the races are as follows:

Sinclair Packwood Memorial (cycle)

Start: Somerset Road (past Somerset Market Place) Middle Road, Burnt House Hill, Harbour Road, The Lane, East Broadway, Front Street, Queen Street, Church Street, Cedar Avenue — finishing just north of the junction of Dundonald Street.

Appleby Bermuda Half-Marathon Derby (run)

Start: Somerset Road (past Somerset Market Place), Middle Road, Burnt House Hill, Harbour Road, The Lane, East Broadway, Front Street, Queen Street, Church Street, King Street, Victoria Street, Cedar Avenue, Dutton Avenue to finish line.

As a result of the changes to the race routes, the above roads will be closed from 8.30am until 12 noon. In addition:

• No traffic will be allowed to travel in either direction during the cycle race.

• No traffic will be allowed to travel in the opposite direction to the marathon.

Off and running: participants in the half-marathon started in Somerset two years ago. The same route will be used on Tuesday File photograph)

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Published May 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm (Updated May 21, 2016 at 1:43 am)

Road closures during May 24 races

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