On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Connecticut Race in the Park will be held at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain, CT. Various segments of the following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as part of the race course:

 Lincoln Street between West End Avenue and Monroe Street

 Hart Street between Lincoln Street and Vance Street

 West End Avenue

 Vance Street

 Columbia Street

 Madison Street

 Monroe Street

 Linwood Street between Monroe Street and Shuttle Meadow Avenue

 Shuttle Meadow Avenue between Linwood Street and Corbin Avenue

 Corbin Avenue between Lakeview Avenue and Steele Street

o Corbin Avenue will reopen to vehicular traffic at approximately 11:00 a.m.

o The Corbin Avenue detour route is Lakeview Avenue to Mason Drive to Shuttle Meadow Avenue to Reservoir Road to Victoria Road to Steele Street

Uniformed New Britain Police Officers will be posted along the affected routes to assist with the road closures and traffic detours.

Access to the Emergency Department of the Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus (HCC-NBGH) will be via Arch Street. If approaching HCC-NBGH from points south (Berlin, Cromwell, Meriden etc) utilize Kensington Avenue to Arch Street.

Ample parking for the 2017 Connecticut Race in the Park will be available in two downtown New Britain garages; the Courthouse and the Washington Street/Columbus Boulevard. Shuttle buses, provided by DATTCO, will make continuous trips between Walnut Hill Park and the parking garages. Participants should go directly to the parking facilities.

Courthouse Garage (Linda Blogoslawski Garage)

From locations North and East of New Britain: Take Route 84 West to Exit 39A onto Route 9 South. Continue to Exit 27 - Chestnut Street (left exit). Turn right off the exit and turn left onto Columbus Boulevard. Follow signs to the Courthouse Parking Garage.

Washington Street/Columbus Boulevard Parking Garage (John N. Badolato Garage)

From locations south of New Britain: Take Route 9 North to Exit 26 - Downtown. At the end of the ramp, go straight ahead through four (4) traffic lights and the garage is on the left.

The last bus leaving Walnut Hill Park for the return trip to the garages will be at 1:30 p.m.

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