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Oct 26, 2015 4:01 PM

Manchester City Marathon expected to cause heavy traffic delays on Sunday

MANCHESTER - The Manchester City Marathon, scheduled for next Sunday, will shut down most of the city, according to police.

The marathon, beginning at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 1, will last until approximately 2:30 p.m. and will shut down Elm Street from Bridge Street to Lake Street for the entire event.

Delays should be expected, especially near the Granite Street Bridge and the Bridge Street Bridge.

Motorists wishing to cross the Merrimack River are urged to use the Amoskeag Bridge or Queen City Bridge.

Heavy traffic can be expected in the following areas on Sunday:

-The Mill Yard (Commercial Street and Spring Street)

-River Road

-Hooksett Road in the area of Livingston Park

-Hanover Street from Candia Road to Elm Street

-Mammoth Rosd from Bridge Street to Lake Avenue

-Sout Main Street from Walker Street to Varney Street

-McGregor Square from Bridge St to Bremer Street

Also, travel across Hanover Street from Maple to Elm Street should be avoided.

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