MURFREESBORO — Motorists at MTSU should be aware of temporary road closures and traffic delays on and around campus this Saturday morning, Oct. 12, during the Murfreesboro Half Marathon.
The annual event, also known as "The Middle Half," is expected to draw 3,000 runners as well as their supporters and associated race personnel to campus from before 7 a.m. until around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The race begins and ends at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium on the north side of the MTSU campus, looping through downtown Murfreesboro and along East Main Street, Mercury and Rutherford Boulevards and Old Lascassas Pike. A complete race route map is available at http://www.themiddlehalf.com/the-event/course.
Motorists can expect delays at all MTSU campus entrances during race time. Access to Greenland Drive, Champion Way, Rutherford Boulevard and East Main Street from campus also may be affected throughout the event, organizers say.
Road closures on the MTSU campus include:
· Faulkinberry Drive, closed from 6:50 to 7:15 a.m. Saturday.
· MTSU Boulevard, closed from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
· Alumni Drive, closed until the race ends around 10:30 a.m.
Organizers add that the intersection of Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Greenland Drive will be closed when the race begins but should reopen around 7:15 a.m.
Signs are already up along the entire Middle Half route, including the MTSU portions, to alert motorists for potential closures and delays.
For more information about the race, visit http://www.TheMiddleHalf.com. For questions about road closures and traffic delays on the MTSU campus, contact the Event Coordination Office at 615-898-5002.
You also can see a searchable MTSU map at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap13-14.