Travel, parking restrictions announced for Saturday 5K

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DOVER - The following street closures and parking restrictions have been announced for Saturday's ninth annual Run Before You Crawl 5K event.

A Downtown Dover Restaurant and Pub Crawl will follow the race between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Between 9 and 10:30 a.m., Chestnut Street will be closed to all southbound traffic between Sixth and Third streets, according to a press release sent Wednesday from Dover Police. Additional closures will be in effect during brief periods to accommodate the race flow on Fourth, Washington, Whittier and Sixth streets.

The event starts and ends at the Dover Transportation Center, 33 Chestnut St. The course is modified this year due to the ongoing Chestnut Street bridge reconstruction project. The course will follow a clockwise loop of Fourth, Washington, Whittier, Sixth and Chestnut Streets. Dover police personnel and a number of event volunteers will be on hand to help manage the flow of traffic along the race route.

Parking restrictions will be posted and in effect on Saturday morning along Sixth Street (Hillside Drive to Chestnut Street) and in sections of the Transportation Center parking lot. COAST bus service and connections at the Transportation Center will be suspended between 8:30 and 11 a.m. COAST riders will be able to access the bus at Waldron Towers on Green Street by the Post Office.

UNH Wildcat Transit is not in service this weekend. Saturday morning Amtrak Downeaster passenger train service will not be interrupted, but train passengers who intend to park at the Transportation Center may need to plan ahead for alternate parking arrangements. Questions about traffic implications may be directed to Dover Police Lt. Marn Speidel at 603- 742-4646

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