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Baltimore County is host once again for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. On Sunday, October 26, runners from around the state will meet at the Race Village located on the parking lots of the Executive Plaza in Hunt Valley.

Participants and others will begin arriving at 6 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m.

To help keep things running smoothly, officers from the Baltimore County Police Department will be on hand to keep runners, volunteers, onlookers, and others safe during the event. They are aware of the problems that drivers may face during the race and will direct traffic, where necessary, to keep traffic moving as efficiently as possible.

Police strongly suggest drivers avoid the area altogether between 6 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. because of heavy traffic and road closures.

Road Closures

Road closures are as follows:

  • Shawan Road at York Road: No traffic will be permitted to travel westbound on Shawan Road after 5:45 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. all southbound traffic on York Road will be allowed only to go as far as the Giant parking lot.
  • Shawan Road at the entrance to the Hunt Valley Towne Centre (east entrance, across from Verizon): No traffic will be permitted to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m.
  • Shawan Road at main entrance to Hunt Valley Towne Centre (near Light Rail): No traffic will be permitted to exit the Towne Centre parking lot after 6 a.m. (Once the race ends on Shilling Road, eastbound Shawan Road will be opened).
  • Shawan Road at McCormick Road: No traffic will be permitted to enter Shawan Road from McCormick Road. Pedestrians will be assisted in crossing. All eastbound traffic on Shawan Road from northbound I-83 will be directed to turn left onto McCormick Road. Traffic from southbound I-83 entering eastbound Shawan Road will be directed to turn left onto International Drive.
  • McCormick Road at International Circle: Traffic will be directed from eastbound International Circle left on McCormick Road. No traffic will be permitted to turn right onto McCormick Road towards Shawan Road. McCormick southbound will be closed between International Circle and Shawan Road.
  • Westbound Shawan Road ramp to northbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • Westbound Shawan Road at ramp from northbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • Westbound Shawan Road at ramp to southbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • Eastbound Shawan Road at ramp to northbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • Eastbound Shawan Road at ramp from southbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • McCormick Road at Shilling Circle: At 6 a.m. no vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on McCormick Road. At 7:30 a.m. no vehicles will be permitted on Shilling Road and McCormick Road. All vehicles coming out of Shilling Circle will be directed southbound on McCormick Road.
  • Eastbound Shawan Road ramp from northbound I-83: Pedestrians will be assisted along Shawan Road.
  • York Road at Shilling Road will close at 7:30 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on York Road.
  • York Road at Ashland Road will close at 7:45 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel on northbound York Road. The northbound York Road slow lane from Ashland to Shawan will be coned off. This lane will be used to allow traffic to travel northbound after race participants pass.
  • Shilling Circle exit to the rear of Burger King (access road) will close at 7:45 a.m.
  • Shilling Road at Pepper Road will close at 6 a.m. Pepper Road will be closed at Shilling Road. No vehicles will be permitted to enter Shilling Road from Pepper Road.
  • McCormick Road at Shilling Circle at Light Rail tracks will close at 6 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on McCormick Road. All vehicles coming out of Shilling Circle will be directed to go southbound on McCormick Road.
  • McCormick Road at Wight Avenue will close at 6 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on McCormick Road. All vehicles coming out of Wight Avenue will be directed to go southbound on McCormick Road.
  • Beaver Dam Road at McCormick Road will close at 7 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on McCormick Road. All vehicles will be directed to Beaver Dam Road toward Gilroy Road. All vehicles coming from eastbound Beaver Dam Road will be directed right onto Beaver Dam Road toward Warren Road.
  • Beaver Dam Road at Gilroy Road will close at 6 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on Gilroy Road.
  • Warren Road westbound from York Road to McCormick Road will be closed at 6:45 a.m.
  • Beaver Dam Road at Ivy Hill Road will close at 7:30 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel on Beaver Dam Road east of Ivy Hill Road with the exception of vehicles traveling to:
    • Hunt Valley Church
    • Louis Edward Court
    • Ivy Hill Court
    • Addresses between 13030 and 13109 Beaver Dam Road
  • Beaver Dam Road at Cockeysville Road will close at 7:30 a.m. No vehicles will be permitted to travel northbound on Beaver Dam Road. All vehicles will be directed onto Cockeysville Road.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle buses will transport people from the Lakefront business area, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s and Timonium Light Rail Park and Ride. The buses will pick up people and transport them northbound on Beaver Dam Road to Wight Avenue and then make a right onto York Road and complete the loop. There will be a designated travel lane on McCormick Road from Beaver Dam Road to Wight Avenue for the shuttle buses after the roads have closed for the race.

MTA Schedule

The Maryland Transportation Authority, MTA, will be operating a special schedule starting as early as 5 a.m. on race day to accommodate the public. For more information, visit the MTA web site and follow the directions for the Light Rail lines.

For more information on how to obtain a free light rail pass and the route of the race visit www.KomenMD.org/2014.

If drivers are stuck in a traffic jam, we ask that they remain patient and remember the race is for a good cause.

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating the destruction of property of a speed camera in Precinct 6/Towson. 

On April 19, between the hours of 8:30-9:00 a.m., a citizen was walking his dog in the area of Thornton and Landrake Roads. While walking pass the area, he observed that the speed camera and lenses at the location had been sprayed over with white paint. Police were notified and responded to investigate. 

The suspect and actual time of occurrence  are unknown at this time. The Baltimore County Police Department is asking anyone with information about this crime to call (410) 307-2020. Citizens may qualify for a Metro Crime Stoppers (1-866-7LOCKUP) reward up to $2,000.00, if they provide suspect information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case. 

No additional details are available at this time.

Baltimore County police are advising local residents and others about temporary road closures set for Saturday, April 26, because of the Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase.

Worthington Valley Area to be Affected

Beginning at 2 p.m., eastbound traffic will be diverted on Tufton Avenue onto southbound Dover Road. Westbound traffic on Tufton Avenue will be stopped for pedestrians as needed. This will allow race-goers to cross Tufton Avenue safely on foot.

The following roads will be closed from 3 to 6 p.m. during the race and until most of the crowd leaves the temporary parking areas:

• Worthington Avenue and Tufton Avenue
• Belmont Avenue and Butler Road
• Belmont Avenue and Tufton Avenue
• Mantua Mill Road and Geist Road
• Tufton Avenue and Falls Road
• Dover Road and Tufton Ridge Road
• Dover Road and Knox Road

No Parking signs will be posted the night before the race. Parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

Traffic is expected to return to normal by 6 p.m.

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