News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Jenny Chronister, 816-588-2793
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 6, 2013
Three races impact weekend traffic on Sept. 7-8
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is notifying motorists that three separate races will impact traffic in Downtown and along The Paseo Boulevard on Sept. 7-8.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, Main Street will be closed to motor vehicles from 34th to 40th streets, with through-traffic stops at Armour Boulevard and 39th Street, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the Cyclovia Festival. A short segment from Linwood Boulevard to 34th Street will close between 10 a.m. and noon for the Main Street Mile race.
Also on Saturday, the De-Feet Hunger 5k Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. at E. 55th Street and The Paseo Boulevard. Runners will head north on The Paseo Boulevard to E. 49th Terrace, west on E. 49th Terrace to The Paseo Boulevard, south on The Paseo Boulevard to E. 62nd Street, east on E. 62nd Street to The Paseo Boulevard, north on The Paseo Boulevard to E. 56th Street, and finish at E. 56th and The Paseo Boulevard. Streets should reopen by 9:30 a.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Broadway Bridge 5k, 10k and Half Marathon will be held from 7-11 a.m. The races begin at 3rd and Main streets, heading east on 3rd to Grand Boulevard, south on Grand Boulevard to 5th Street, west on 5th Street to Independence Avenue, west on Independence Avenue to Broadway, north on the Broadway Bridge to the Harlem/Richards Road exit, circle right around the island to Richards Road, north then looping west then looping south on Lou Holland Drive around the Wheeler Downtown Airport, south on Harlem Road entrance to the Broadway Bridge, south on Broadway Boulevard to 6th Street, east on 6th Street to Wyandotte Street, south on Wyandotte Street to 7th Street, west on 7th Street to Walnut Street, south on Walnut Street to 20th Street, west on 20th Street to Main Street, south on Main Street to Pershing Road, west on Pershing Road to Kessler Road, south on Kessler Road turning into Memorial Drive, enter the west side loop of the Liberty Memorial, north then curving south around the Liberty Memorial Loop, east on Memorial Drive to Main, north on Main to Pershing, east on Pershing to Grand, north on Grand to 18th Street, east on 18th Street to Troost Avenue, north on Troost Avenue to 12th Street, west on 12th Street to Locust, south on Locust to 14th Street, west on 14th Street to Oak, south on Oak to Truman Road, west on Truman Road to Grand, north on Grand to 7th Street, west on 7th Street to Main Street, north on Main Street turning into Delaware Street, north on Delaware Street to 3rd Street, and east on 3rd Street to the finish line.
Please observe caution and obey all posted detours and barricades.
For more information or media inquiries about these closures, please contact Jenny Chronister, Kansas City race manager, at 816-588-2793.