Street closures in effect for weekend events

Different events in downtown Charleston will cause various road closures. (MGN Online)

Various events this weekend will affect traffic patterns in Charleston.

Union Mission is organizing “Overrun Overdose,” an event that combines a 5K run along Kanawha Boulevard and a concert in Haddad Riverfront Park Thursday evening. As a result, Kanawha Boulevard will be closed between Court and Greenbrier streets, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The 5K begins at 7 p.m., and once it is complete, the boulevard will reopen east of Capitol Street. The boulevard between Court and Capitol streets, however, will remain closed to traffic until the completion of the Charleston Distance Run on Saturday.

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee closes the season Friday evening. Kanawha Boulevard will remain closed between Court and Capitol streets throughout Friday. In preparation for fireworks after the concert at Live on the Levee, MacCorkle Avenue will be closed at 6 p.m. between Porter Road and U.S. 119. Drivers will be able to access the Amtrak station and South Side Bridge from U.S. 119 until 9:15 p.m. when Thayer and Ferry streets will be closed.

The street closures related to the fireworks will remain in effect until the streets are cleaned following the show.

The Charleston Distance Run takes place Saturday. The 15-mile course starts at the state Capitol and ends at University of Charleston Stadium. As runners follow the 15-miles through downtown, South Hills and the East End, traffic will be affected throughout Saturday morning on several streets, at times with a full street closure and at others with police and race volunteers restricting traffic while runners are on the course in those areas.

Streets affected include: Kanawha Boulevard, Clendenin Street, Virginia Street, the South Side Bridge, Ferry and Thayer streets, MacCorkle Avenue, U.S. 119, Oakwood Road, Bridge Road, Loudon Heights Road, Washington Street (east of the Capitol complex), Chesapeake Avenue, Court Street, Ruffner Avenue, Piedmont Road, Morris Street and Hansford Street.

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