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Traffic Expected During Half Marathon/5K in Ocean City

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 OCEAN CITY,  Md-  You may want to factor some extra time into your schedule if you are headed to Ocean City or surrounding areas Saturday morning.

Planning ahead for travel to the resort beach town will be a good idea this weekend. The Ocean City Island to Island Half Marathon/5K is expected to cause traffic delays between 7a.m. and  10 a.m.

Half-Marathon runners will start on Assateague Island and finish at the Inlet Parking Lot. Participants in the 5K race will stay on the boardwalk.

According to Ocean City police, only one lane will be open for vehicles during the race. Jon Gray of Baltimore is visiting OC for a fishing trip. He said he and others planned to leave before noon on Saturday ,the same day delays are expected.

"I guess we'll get up earlier than we usually do to go fishing," Gray said. "Then, we'll end up leaving a little bit earlier to at least get across the bridge."

Both races start at 7 a.m. Registration is happening on-site where runners pick up their packet today. Some locals said they do not mind traffic.

"It doesn't bother me because I live here, so I can walk," Guadalupe Garcia-Gomez said.

OCPD said Philadelphia and Baltimore Avenues will remain open to avoid lengthy delays. This was not the case last year.

Meanwhile, crews with the Maryland State Highway Administration are still working on a pavement project on Route 90 between the St. Martin River Bridge and the Assawoman Bay Bridge.

A sign on the bridge said roadwork will take place between 6 a.m.and 6 p.m. Friday.. State Highway officials tell WBOC the project was supposed to be finished last week, but weather slowed down progress. Crews could still be on-site into next week, if weather causes more delays. 

Bike Week remains in the full swing. The annual event ends Sunday, May 2.



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