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Batavia prepares for Peapod Half Marathon

BATAVIA – The 2014 Peapod Half Marathon is set to start at 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, in Batavia. The event will send runners through the city's streets for a 13.1-mile run.

In preparation, the city of Batavia issued a news release advising of temporary traffic interruptions that will take place during the event, which is expected to run until noon.

According to the release, the temporary traffic interruptions will take place at:
• West Wilson and Water streets

• Batavia Avenue and First Street

• Batavia Avenue and Houston Street

• South Van Nortwick Avenue and First Street

• Van Nortwick Avenue and West Wilson Street

• North Van Nortwick Avenue and McKee Street

• Western Avenue from McKee Street northbound to Crestview Drive

• North Washington and Church Street

• East Wilson and Van Buren streets

• South Prairie Street from Webster Street to Cleveland Avenue

• Cleveland Avenue and South Raddant Road

• Woodland Hills Road from Meadowrue Lane to Giese Road

To the extent possible, this is an “open road” event, and participants have been instructed accordingly, according to the release. Roads will remain open for passage with temporary and minor interruptions as participants make their way through the course.

According to the release, motorists are encouraged to be prepared to encounter increased pedestrian and runner traffic on the following main and arterial streets as well as in the downtown area: Batavia Avenue, Van Nortwick Avenue, Western Avenue, North Washington Avenue, Hart Road, Raddant Road and Prairie Street.

Each other road and intersection will be staffed by public safety employees and/or race volunteers and vehicular traffic will be allowed to pass whenever it is safe to do so.

"Please adjust your travel plans through the community accordingly on Sunday morning during these times in order to arrive to your destination on time," the release stated.

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