October 7, 2010

DPD announces road, lane closures for half marathon

Submitted by the Dalton Police Department

— On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Dalton Police Department will close some city roads and some lanes of other city roads to accommodate runners in the Dalton Half Marathon. Motorists should adjust their routes on the morning of the 16th accordingly.

The roads or lanes that will be affected are:

• West King Street: closed

• Hamilton Street: closed from King Street to Grace Street

• West Franklin Street: closed

• South Thornton Avenue: southbound lane closed from Franklin Street to Waugh Street

• West Waugh Street: eastbound lane closed from Thornton Avenue to Valley Drive

• Valley Drive: closed

• West Walnut Avenue: westbound lane closed from Thornton Avenue to Tibbs Road

• Tibbs Road: closed

• Wood Valley Drive/Wood Valley Court: closed

• Shugart Road: northbound lane closed

• Chattanooga Road: eastbound lane closed from Shugart Road to Old Chattanooga Road

• Old Chattanooga Road: closed

• North Thornton Avenue: southbound lane closed from Old Chattanooga Road to Trammel Street

• Thornton Avenue: southbound lane closed from Benton Street to Hawthorne Street

The affected roads or lanes will be closed around 7:30 a.m. and will remain closed until approximately noon. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, but if you must drive near the half marathon route please allow extra time to reach your destination and follow road signs or the directions of officers directing traffic.