Falmouth Police advise of traffic detours for Falmouth Road Race on Sunday

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FALMOUTH – This year’s Falmouth Road Race will be on Sunday August 20, 2017 at 9 AM. As in years past, traffic will be restricted from entering Woods Hole and the Falmouth Heights area. Woods Hole and roads along the race route will be opened after the last runner has passed. Please expect travel delays.

Woods Hole (Starting Line): Water Street in Woods Hole will be closed to vehicle traffic at 5:00 AM. Boats will be restricted from accessing the Eel Pond Bridge Dock on Water Street and the Commercial Fishing Dock on Albatross Street from 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Falmouth Heights (Finish Line): Grand Avenue will be closed from Walden Avenue to Worcester Court at 4:00 AM and reopen later in the afternoon. Select streets in Falmouth Heights (see map) will close at 5 am and stay closed long enough for runners to clear the finish line, and for clean-up crews to properly police the area.

Falmouth (Race Route): All other roads along the race route leading from Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic at approximately 8:15 AM and reopened soon after the last runner has passed.

Ferry Service, including the Steamship Authority (Woods Hole), Island Queen (Falmouth), and Falmouth-Edgartown Ferry (Falmouth): The aforementioned ferries are only accessible from the race route, which will be closed to all traffic from 8:15 AM until the last runner passes. Please arrive early or plan to use the ferry service later in the day.

Non-alcoholic event: The Falmouth Road Race is a non-alcoholic event, and all laws governing the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be enforced.

Searches: As a safety precaution, personal bags and/or containers are prohibited in Woods Hole and Falmouth Heights during this event. Any such items will be subject to searches by Falmouth Road Race Personnel and/or public safety officials. Prohibited Items List

Parking: Motorists should make every effort to park their vehicles in proper parking areas, as illegally parked vehicles will be towed. Parking information (2017 Update: Parking on the grass median of Worcester Court is now prohibited)

Drones: The entire route of the Falmouth Road Race is a “No Drone Zone.” The public is being advised NOT to operate any type of drone (unmanned aerial vehicle), including remotely controlled model aircraft, over or near the course, or anywhere within sight of runners or spectators. FAA Safety Guideline: “Never fly over groups of people”

Further Information: For detailed Falmouth Road Race information please contact road race personnel at 508‐540‐7000 or view their website.

Have a safe and enjoyable day at the Falmouth Road Race.
Media release furnished by Falmouth Police

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