Road Closures, Parking & Transit - Scotiabank Bluenose Marathon

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (Halifax, NS) – Participants, residents, and visitors should plan ahead to avoid long waits and traffic tie-ups related to the 2017 Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon when travelling to downtown Halifax this Saturday and Sunday.
 
The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic and parking during the races on Saturday, May 20: 

  • Brunswick Street between Cogswell and Sackville streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sackville Street between Brunswick and South Park streets from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Carmichael between Grafton and Brunswick streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Market Street between Carmichael and Prince streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Prince Street (westbound) between Brunswick and Grafton streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Rainnie Drive between Cogswell and Brunswick streets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cogswell Street (inbound) between Cogswell Street Roundabout and Brunswick Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Halifax Regional Police will facilitate rolling street closures to allow traffic to pass through areas when participants are not present. Rolling closures on Saturday will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following streets:
 
Ahern Avenue, Bell Road, Cogswell Street, Cunard Street, Market Street, North Park Street, Robie Street, Sackville Street, South Park Street, Summer Street, Trollope Street, Atlantic Street, and Young Avenue

The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic and parking during the races on Sunday, May 21: 

  • Brunswick Street between Cogswell and Sackville streets from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Rainnie Drive between Cogswell and Brunswick streets from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sackville Street between Brunswick and South Park streets from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Carmichael between Grafton and Brunswick streets from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Market Street between Carmichael and Prince streets from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Prince Street (westbound) between Grafton and Brunswick streets from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cogswell Street (inbound) between Cogswell Street Roundabout and Brunswick Street from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rolling closures on Sunday will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following streets:

  • Agricola Street, Ahern Street, Barrington Street, Bell Road, and North Park Street

There will also be significant parking restrictions throughout the downtown area for the duration of the weekend. Motorists are asked to follow signage indicating no-parking zones.
 
Halifax Transit is pleased to offer free conventional bus and ferry service for participants and volunteers to help reduce traffic and support the marathon. Participants and volunteers with credentials ride free all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This offer does not include MetroX or MetroLink bus services.
 
A number of bus routes will be detoured during the races. For complete details, please visit Halifax Transit’s Service Disruptions page or contact 3-1-1.
 
Every year the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon brings out thousands of participants and spectators. Motorists are advised to drive carefully this weekend, keep an eye out for people on the streets, and leave lots of extra travel time. The municipality and organizers appreciate your patience and compliance.
 
For more information on the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, including the full schedule of events and run maps, please visit www.bluenosemarathon.com.