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Traffic Changes Due to Great Allegany Run

September 29th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The 40th Great Allegany Run will take place on Saturday, October 1, and traffic patterns along with the route from Mount Savage to Cumberland will be affected.

Runners for the 15K will begin near the Masonic Building in Mount Savage at 8:00 a.m. and proceed to downtown Cumberland along the westbound shoulder of state Route 36 and onto Route 40 through the Narrows. They will enter Cumberland on Mechanic Street, turn onto Queen City Drive and then Harrison Street and will 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 8:00 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 Great Allegany Run benefits Allegany County Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call Terri Lowery at 301-268-2256.