2/18/18-Traffic Advisory for the A1A Marathon
Time & Location
About The Event
The Thirteenth Annual Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon will be taking place February 18, 2018 from 6:00am-12:00pm. We appreciate your support for the event and want to give you notice so that you may plan your day accordingly.
City of Fort Lauderdale Traffic Advisory for the A1A Marathon
Full marathon and half marathon set for Sunday, February 18
Fort Lauderdale – The City of Fort Lauderdale reminds residents and visitors that the A1A Marathon will take place along Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday, February 18 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Although both lanes of A1A northbound will be dedicated to runners, north and south vehicular traffic will be redirected to the southbound lanes of A1A for travel through the area. Temporary road closures will occur on Seabreeze Boulevard at E Las Olas Boulevard from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m., and on A1A just north of Sunrise Boulevard between 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Motorists will experience heavy traffic and congestion along East Las Olas Boulevard and A1A. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid delays until 12:30 p.m. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will have over 100 officers stationed along the marathon route to guide pedestrians and motorists and ensure public safety.
For more information, including a course map, please visit www.a1amarathon.com.
Road Closures: The roadways of SW 2 Street from SW 7 – SW 4 Avenues and on SW 5 Avenue from south of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Center parking garage entrance will be closed to vehicular traffic for event set-up and race start and tear down, from Saturday night, February 17, at 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 18. Also, during the event, no vehicles will be allowed to travel north on A1A from Sunrise Blvd to NE 23 St and no vehicles will travel east on East Las Olas boulevard from SE 11 Ave to Lido Dr. The only exception will be the residents that live in this area. No other roads will be closed prior to or during the marathon.
Marathon Route: The starting line will be located near the intersection of SW 2 Street at SW 4 Avenue. Runners will continue east to Andrews Avenue, south to E Las Olas Boulevard, east to A1A and turn north onto A1A. Traffic will be redirected at the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard at A1A where other traffic delays are expected. At Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, all runners will turn west and enter into Birch State Park at Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, where they will complete a two-mile loop, exit the park, and then continue northbound on A1A. The course continues north on A1A past Oakland Park Boulevard, briefly to Galt Ocean Drive, back to A1A and north into Pompano Beach for full marathoners.
On their return route, full marathoners will turn around just south of the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge in Pompano Beach and will follow A1A southbound to the finish line in the South Beach Parking Lot at 800 Seabreeze Boulevard. Half marathoners will return south on A1A from NE 35 Street toward the same finish line at South Beach Park.
The roadway will be cleared and normal traffic is expected to resume by 12:30 p.m.
This email was sent by Tides at Bridgeside Square, 3020 N.E. 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.