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Traffic changes to accomodate 37th Great Allegany Run

October 6th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

The 37th Great Allegany Run is today (Saturday) and it will affect traffic patterns along the Mount Savage to Cumberland route. The 15K race will begin near the Masonic Building in Mount Savage at 8 a.m. and proceed to Cumberland along the westbound shoulder of state Route 36 and onto U.S. Route 40 through the Narrows. Runners will enter Cumberland on Mechanic Street, turn onto Queen City Drive and then Harrison Street and finish near the downtown Cumberland mall on South Centre Street.  There will be some traffic delays on Route 36 in Mount Savage at the start of the race. The westbound lane of Route 40 through the Narrows will be closed for about one hour beginning at 8:15 a.m. During the race, parking will be prohibited on the portions of Mechanic and South Centre streets used for the race. South Centre Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Harrison and Frederick streets for about two hours from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. 

Police officers and other volunteers will be directing traffic at many of the intersections along the race route. The 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. in downtown Cumberland. The route includes portions of South Centre and Frederick streets, the shopping center parking lot, South George Street and the end portion of the 15K course. The 5K finishes at the same point on the downtown mall. About 150 participants are expected. The run benefits Allegany County Habitat for Humanity.



One Response to “Traffic changes to accomodate 37th Great Allegany Run”

  1. October 06, 2018 at 7:47 am, Bob said:

    One would think that clever folks would now hold an event called the Great Allegany Run on the Great Allegany Passage rather than bother people with closed streets. I guess participants want their supposed charity brought to the attention of as many people as possible regardless of the inconvenience.


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