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Roads closed for city marathon

A FEW downtown streets and some sections of elevated roads will be closed during this year’s Shanghai International Marathon.

Police said yesterday that several roads will be affected by Sunday’s races.

From midnight tomorrow to 7:45am on Sunday, vehicles will be banned from Nansuzhou Road, Beijing Road E., Dianchi Road, Nanjing Road E., Hankou Road and Jiujiang Road between Zhongshan Road E1 and Jiangxi Road M.

They are also barred from Zhongshan Road E1 between Waibaidu Bridge and Xinkaihe Road from 5am to 7:45am on Sunday, while it will be the same from 5am to 7am on Jiangxi Road M. between Fuzhou Road and Beijing Road E.

From 6:30am to 7:45am, the off-ramp of Yan’an Elevated Road at Jiangxi Road will be closed as will Yan’an Road E. between Zhongshan Road E1 and Jiangxi Road M.

From 7am to 8:30am, the off-ramp of Yan’an Elevated Road at Huashan Road will be closed, and likewise from 7:15 to 9am the off-ramp of North-South Elevated Road at Huaihai Road.

From 6:30am to 8:30am, vehicles will be banned on Yandang Road between Huaihai Road M. and Fuxing Park. From 8:30am to 1pm, the Yunjin Road exit of Longyao Road Tunnel will be closed.

From 7am to 1:30pm, other streets where runners will pass will be closed.

A total of 38,000 runners will take part this year.

Races will start from the Bund, and the marathon will pass by major landmarks, including the Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall, Huaihai Road, Jing’an Temple and Longhua Temple, finishing at Shanghai Stadium.


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