Saturday, thousands of runners and spectators will descend on the capital city for the Eversource Hartford Marathon.
Preparations have been underway to transform Bushnell Park into a hub for athletes and visitors.
Drivers planning to head through the city should be aware of road and highway exit closures on both Friday and Saturday for the event.
Friday, expect Trinity Street between Elm Street and Capitol Avenue to be closed starting at 9 a.m.
Elm Street will be closed between Trinity and Clinton Streets also starting at 9 a.m.
Clinton Street itself will be shut down at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Capitol Avenue between Oak and Hudson streets will be closed starting at midnight.
Also at midnight, Lafayette Street will be closed between Capitol Avenue and Russ Street.
Organizers posted the following closures for state roads in Hartford, starting on Saturday as early as 7:30 a.m. and ending around 2 p.m.:
Route 2 west
More information on the road situation, which includes closures in West Hartford, East Hartford and South Windsor, can be read on HartfordMarathon.com.
For real-time traffic updates, check the WFSB traffic map here.
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