Fitgers 5k Run Forecast And Traffic Detail
Every year Fitgers 5k runners hope for good weather and their wish isn't always granted. Some years it's been sunny, but cold. Some years it's been a downpour of rain, or sleet, slush and snow. Like Forrest Gump says, the weather is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. So to help out, here is the traffic plans and the weather forecast.
Here's the short forecast from the Storm Team at WDIO.com
Partly Cloudy Skies with a little bit of a breeze, temperatures for the day will reach 67 for a high but around race time should be near 60. The low will be 50 which would be better than most of the years for the race.
Here's the Traffic Rundown
On Saturday, April 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. traffic will be diverted from portions of Superior Street in Downtown Duluth, Lake Avenue and Railroad Street for the Fitger's 5K Foot Race.
Motorists should obey temporary “No Parking” areas on the LOWER side of Superior Street from Lake Avenue to 2nd Avenue East, BOTH sides from 2nd to 8th Avenues East, and the West side of Lake Avenue from Railroad Street down to the Aerial Bridge. Violators will be tagged and towed.
Traffic delays will occur for approximately 2 hours as westbound traffic will be diverted off of Superior Street between 2nd and 8th Avenues East, and eastbound traffic on Superior Street from Lake Avenue to 8th Avenue East. East bound traffic is urged to use 2nd Street. West bound traffic will be allowed on Superior Street from 2nd Avenue East westward.
Motorists should be alert for officers directing traffic Downtown, in the Canal Park area and near the DECC.
South Lake Avenue-The 2 upbound lanes on the East side of South Lake Avenue over I-35 will be closed to traffic and used for runners. The 2 downbound lanes on the West side of South Lake Avenue will be coned for 2-way vehicle traffic. The North bound I-35 On-Ramp and South bound I-35 Off-Ramp onto Lake Avenue will both be closed during the race. The North bound I-35 Off-Ramp onto Lake Avenue and the South bound I-35 On-Ramp at Lake Avenue will remain open.
Railroad Street - will be closed for the duration of the race from Garfield Avenue to Lake Avenue South. Local businesses may access Railroad Street from Garfield Avenue only to about 6th Avenue West where Railroad Street will be totally blocked for the duration of the race. An officer will be working at Garfield Avenue and Railroad Street to assist.
Slip Ramp Exit-onto Railroad Street from North bound I-35 will be closed.
DECC-5th Avenue West will be the ONLY access to the DECC.
Canal Park/Park Point-Motorists driving to Canal Park or Park Point can use South Lake Avenue. Canal Park Drive from Railroad Street to Morse Street will be closed briefly during the event.
Fitger's Ramp/Pickwick Lot- will be closed just before the race, and will open immediately after.
Traffic should return to normal by approximately 10:30 a.m.