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Street closures announced for St. Luke's Half Marathon events

The events will be held April 22 and 23

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Allentown area will see some street closures for the St. Luke's Half Marathon and related events.

Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown will be closed April 22 between 8th Street and 12 th Street from about 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. for the St. Luke’s Youth Run. Also, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th streets will also be closed at their respective intersections with Hamilton Street. St. Luke's is urging drivers to use extra caution near the event, as more than 600 children and their families will be in the area. 

On April 23, the following streets along the St. Luke’s Half Marathon and 5K courses will be closed from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.:

  • Linden Street (which becomes Broadway) between 17th Street and Ott Street (closed until 11:30 a.m.)
  •  Broadway between Ott Street and Cedar Crest Blvd. -- closed between 8 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. for the St. Luke’s 5K race
  • Ott Street between Broadway and Hamilton Boulevard (reopens at about 9 a.m.)
  • Hamilton Boulevard between 21st and 22nd streets (sporadic closures)
  • Yocco Drive
  • Reading Road/Walnut Street between Yocco Drive and St. Elmo Street.
  • South St. Elmo Street
  • Union Street at the St. Elmo Street intersection
  • Lehigh Parkway East between Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. and Lehigh Parkway North, and Lehigh Parkway north at the entrance to the Lehigh Parkway trail
  • Park Drive in the Lehigh Parkway park
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between St. Elmo Street and South 3th Street and the roads that intersect with Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, including the ramps to 15th Street, South 10th Street, Lehigh Street and West Union Street near Parkettes.

St. Luke's says detours will be posted. Police will be available to direct traffic during these hours. PDF maps of the race courses are available at www.stlukeshalfmarathon.com.

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