August 20, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Hood to Coast / Portland to Coast Relays
Oregon State Police (OSP) and ODOT join the Providence Hood to Coast Relay organizers in urging drivers to be aware of thousands of runners and walkers along area roads between Timberline Lodge and Seaside on the north Oregon coast. Areas announced by relay organizers that could experience delays of relay-related traffic will be:
Highway 26: from Friday, August 23, at 4:30 a.m., to 11:45 p.m.
Highway 30: from Friday, August 23, at 5:15 a.m., to Saturday, August 24, at 8:40 a.m.
Highway 47: from Friday, August 23, at 4:00 p.m., to Saturday, August 24, at 12:30 p.m.
Highway 202: from Friday, August 23, at 4:00 p.m., to Saturday, August 24, at 8:30 p.m.
Young's River Loop: from Saturday, August 24, at 2:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Lewis Clark Road: from Saturday, August 24, at 4:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Highway 101 / Seaside: from Saturday, August 24, at 4:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
In addition, traffic flow may be affected on Highway 101 starting Monday, August 19, when the pedestrian bridge will be set up and again on Sunday, August 25 / Monday, August 26, when the bridge is removed. To alleviate traffic delays, the Bridge overlay will be after 7:00 p.m. on August 21 and 22.
"Hood to Coast / Portland to Coast Relays would like to thank the communities that we pass through," said Felicia Hubber, Race Director and President of Hood to Coast / Portland to Coast relays. "The hospitality of local residents, volunteers, and employees has been remarkable for 32 years."
In response to any race-related issues associated with the event within the communities it passes through, organizers have a toll-free hotline available (1-800-853-8412) for the public to call from August 19 through 31. Organizers urge emergency calls should always go to 9-1-1.
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