Roads closed for Sunday's marathon


Roads closed for Sunday's marathon

Roads closed for Sunday's marathon

A few downtown streets and some sections of elevated roads will be closed during this year's Shanghai International Marathon.

Police said on Thursday that several roads will be affected by Sunday's races.

From midnight on Saturday to 7:45am on Sunday, vehicles will be banned from Nansuzhou Road, Beijing Road E., Dianchi Road, Nanjing Road E., Hankou Road and Jiujiang Road between Zhongshan Road E1 and Jiangxi Road M.

Vehicles are also barred from using Zhongshan Road E. between Waibaidu Bridge and Xinkaihe Road from 5am to 7:45am on Sunday, while from 5am to 7am, no traffic will be allowed on Jiangxi Road M. between Fuzhou Road and Beijing Road E.

From 6:30am to 7:45am, the off-ramp of Yan'an Elevated Road at Jiangxi Road will be closed as will Yan'an Road E. between Zhongshan Road E1 and Jiangxi Road M.

From 7am to 8:30am, the off-ramp of Yan'an Elevated Road at Huashan Road will be closed, and likewise from 7:15 to 9am the off-ramp of the North-South Elevated Road at Huaihai Road.

From 6:30am to 8:30am, vehicles will be banned on Yandang Road between Huaihai Road M. and Fuxing Park.

From 8:30am to 1pm, the Yunjin Road exit of Longyao Road Tunnel will be closed.

From 7am to 1:30pm, other streets where runners will pass will also be closed.

A few bus lines whose routes overlap the running course will be rerouted on Sunday, police said.

A total of 38,000 runners will be taking part in the marathon.

All races will start from the Bund, and the marathon will pass by the city's major landmarks including the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall, Huaihai Road, Jing'an Temple and Longhua Temple, finishing at Shanghai Stadium.

Source: SHINE Editor: Cai Wenjun

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