Independence Day in Atlanta is great for runners — but drivers should plan carefully.
Atlanta Police will close 14 roads throughout Buckhead and Midtown to make room for the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Tenth Street from Charles Allen to Monroe Drive closed Tuesday at noon and will reopen on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Thirteen more roads will close Thursday morning and afternoon to make room for the race. Eleven of these roads will close on Thursday at 5:30 a.m. around the start of the event. It is unclear when these roads will reopen.
Peachtree Road will close from Lenox Road to Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Around Lenox Road will close from Peachtree Road to Lenox Road.
Lenox Road will close from Peachtree Road to Georgia 400.
Phipps Boulevard will close from Buckhead Loop to Wieuca Road.
Wieuca Road will close from Old Ivy Road to Roxboro Road.
Pritchard Road will close from Roxboro Road to Oak Valley Road.
Lakeside Road will close from Pritchard road to Kingsboro Road.
Kingsboro Road will close from Roxboro Road to Lenox Road.
Oak Valley Road will close from Peachtree Road to E. Paces Ferry Road.
Atlanta Police will start closing the course through the finish area once the start is closed. Two more roads will be closed later in the day.
Monroe Drive will close between Virginia Avenue and Kanuga Street at 7 a.m. on Thursday and will reopen about noon.
Peachtree Place will close from Peachtree to West Peachtree at 8 a.m. on Thursday and will also reopen about noon.
The race begins at 6:45 a.m. with the wheel chair race. The women’s professional division will begin running at 7:17 a.m. followed by the men’s professional division and the rest of the footrace at 7:30 a.m. Participants will run 6.2 miles from around Phipps Plaza to Piedmont Park.
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