Road 2 Hope Marathon Detours Multiple Routes on November 6th [ UPDATED ]

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The Road2Hope marathon takes place on Sunday, November 6th, 2016. The marathon consists of a full and a partial marathon, each resulting in separate road and lane closures.

The full marathon (42 km) starts at Dofasco Park (1st Road East, south of Green Mountain Road) in upper Stoney Creek at 8:00 AM. The runners proceed north on Third Road East, east on Green Mountain Road, north on Tapleytown Road, east on Ridge Road, south on Fifth Road East, west on Highland Road, north on Albion Road, north on the Red Hill Valley Parkway exiting at Barton Street. The runners will continue west on Barton Street and enter the Red Hill rail trail just west of the southbound off ramp. The runners will remain on the rail trail, take the new bridge over the QEW and exit at Van Wagners Beach Blvd. Runners will cross the street near Confederation Park and proceed to the Beach Trail (Burlington bound). Runners will exit onto Beach Blvd. near Van Wagners and continue northwest (Burlington bound) on the lake side of Beach Blvd. The runners will then enter the Beach trail near Eastport Drive and return via the Beach trail to Confederation Park.

The half marathon (21 km) starts at Dofasco Park at 8:15 AM.

The following road and lane closures that will affect HSR will be in effect while the race is in progress:

  • Red Hill Valley Parkway (downbound lanes only) from Mud Street to Barton Street, approximate times 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Beach Boulevard (one Burlington bound lane) from Woodward Avenue to Eastport Drive from approximately 8:45 AM to 1:00 PM.

Delays can be expected, perhaps severe, at the following locations:

  • Barton Street – Race participants will exit the RHVP, cross to the furthest north westbound lane and enter the Red Hill trail just west of the southbound off ramp. Police will assist participants in crossing from the south side to the north side of Barton Street from approximately 8:30 to 11:15 am.
  • Upper Centennial Parkway – Race participants will cross at Highland Road from approximately 8 to 9:45 am.
  • Stone Church Road – Race participants will cross at the Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway (Stone Church on ramp to RHVP northbound) from approximately 8 to 9:45 am.

As a result, routes 11 PARKDALE and 43 STONE CHURCH buses will be detoured.

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 – 8:30 AM TO 11:15 AM

Buses will remain on regular route. Buses will be allowed to travel east/west on Barton between Nash and the Red Hill Creek Expressway but will only be allowed through during gaps in the race. Delays can be expected.

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 – 7:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

NORTHBOUND to Burlington Bus Terminal

From Paramount Drive at Valley Park

  • Right (east) on Mud Street
  • Left (north) on Upper Centennial Parkway
  • Continue north on Centennial Parkway
  • Left (west) on King Street East
  • Left (south) on Greenhill Avenue
  • Continue west on Greenhill Avenue
  • Right (north) on Mount Albion Road and resume regular routing on Mount Albion, north of Greenhill.

SOUTHBOUND to Valley Park Loop

The southbound routing is not affected. Minor delays should be expected at the intersection of Mud Street and Winterberry Drive.

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Sunday, November 6th, 2016 – 7:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

NORTHBOUND to BURLINGTON BUS TERMINAL

From Beach Blvd. and Van Wagner’s Beach Road

  • Left at QEW on ramp opposite Van Wagners
  • Follow QEW Toronto bound
  • Exit at Eastport Drive (before Skyway Bridge)
  • Right (north) on Eastport Drive and resume regular routing on Eastport Drive, north of Beach Blvd. to the Burlington Transit Terminal

SOUTHBOUND to Valley Park Loop

Southbound routing (from Burlington) is not affected. Customers on the east side (Lake side) of the street and will be directed to board the southbound bus. Passengers can then transfer at Glow/Woodward to a Burlington bound bus.

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Sunday, November 6th, 2016 – 8:15 AM TO 9:30 AM

Route 21 UPPER KENILWORTH will remain on regular route. Buses will be allowed to travel east/west on Stone Church but will only be allowed through the intersection of the Upper Red Hill Valley Parkway during gaps in the race. Delays can be expected.

EASTBOUND to HIGHLAND at SALTFLEET SCHOOL

From Highbury Road at Slinger Avenue

  • Left (west) on Slinger Avenue
  • Right (north) on First Road West and resume regular routing on First Road West, north of Highland Road.

WESTBOUND to MEADOWLANDS

Westbound routing is not affected beyond Highland Road and First Road West.

Delays can be expected when crossing the race route at Gatestone/Highland and First Road West/Highland. Hamilton Police will do their best to allow buses through the intersection during gaps in the race.

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Sunday, November 6th, 2016 – 8:15 AM TO 9:30 AM

Route 44 RYMAL will remain on regular route. Buses will be allowed to travel north/south on Upper Centennial but will only be allowed through the intersection of Highland Road during gaps in the race. Delays can be expected.


Route 56 CENTENNIAL will remain on regular route but customers should expect delays from approximately 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM as the runners cross Van Wagners Beach Blvd from the Red Hill trail to the Beach trail. Hamilton Police will let traffic through during gaps in the race.

Source: City of Hamilton (1:43 PM on 5-NOV-2016)