The RPS Half Marathon is this Sunday, May 1, 2016 and police are encouraging motorists, runners and walkers to share the road and obey directions, whether they are given by police and course marshals or indicated by cones, barriers or other traffic management devices.
The RPS Half Marathon will affect some traffic flow in the city between approximately 7:00 a.m. and noon on Sunday, May 1st, only in the areas used by runners and walkers in the race. For a complete map of the RPS Half Marathon course, go to http://rpshalfmarathon.com/course-map/. Much of the race uses pathways around Wascana Centre and in SE Regina, but there are a few areas where the course takes participants onto roadways. Motorists are asked to be co-operative and patient to ensure the safety of runners, walkers and volunteers in the Half Marathon.
The affected roadways are as follows:
– Broad Street – down to one lane northbound, between Lakeshore Drive and Wascana Drive;
– Wascana Drive from Broad Street to McDonald Street – closed to traffic;
– Powerhouse Drive – West entrance is completely closed; East entrance will be traffic controlled;
– the off-ramp from northbound traffic on the #1 Bypass to Assiniboine Ave. E. will be temporarily closed;
– Assiniboine Ave. E. – down to one lane in either direction from overpass (over #1 Bypass) to bike path, east of the creek;
– Prince of Wales Drive – closed to traffic, from Assiniboine Ave. E. to Wascana Gate (residential access still available from Wascana Circle).
There will also be barricades diverting traffic away from the Douglas Park/Canada Games Athletic Complex (race start and finish) so vehicles will not be permitted past the intersection of Wascana Drive and McDonald Street, or past the Douglas Place/Park Street points at the NE side of the Complex.
These traffic diversion/calming measures will be in place to enhance the safety of runners, walkers and volunteers in the RPS Half Marathon and will be removed by approximately noon on Sunday May 1, 2016. The Regina Police Service thanks the public and participants in the RPS Half Marathon for their co-operation and support.