Historic race will cause traffic disruptions in Burlington

Published March 20, 2023 at 10:10 am

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History will continue this weekend but also force road closures and traffic disruptions in Burlington.

The Around the Bay Race, the oldest long-distance road race in North America held in Hamilton since 1894, returns on Sunday (March 26) and with that will bring changes to traffic patterns throughout the area as participants trek around Hamilton Harbour.

Road Closures – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • QEW Toronto-bound exit ramp to North Shore Blvd. East. Detour via Fairview St.
  • North Shore Blvd. E. Niagara-bound entry ramp to the QEW. Detour via Fairview St.
  • Plains Rd. West at York Blvd. Detour via Hwy. 6 and 403.
  • North Shore Blvd. closed from QEW ramps to Plains Rd. – Westbound lane will open for emergency vehicles and resident access only. Through traffic is not permitted.

Traffic Lane Closures – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Southbound lane of King Rd. from Plains Rd. E. to North Shore Blvd. E. – local access only. Northbound traffic is not affected.
  • Eastbound curb lane of Plains Rd. W. from York Blvd. to North Shore Blvd. W. Two-way traffic maintained.

Burlington Transit Delays and Information

Bus route detours will be n effect for Route 1 and 4. HSR Parkdale Route 11 bus will detour via the QEW and Maple Ave. to the John St. Terminal.

Throughout the event, police will be stationed at major intersections and traffic islands. Event marshals will be available at minor intersections and driveways to assist drivers. Race notices were delivered to all residences, religious centres and businesses affected by the races.

Streets will reopen as the last participant passes. Vehicles parked illegally in the event area will be tagged or towed to allow emergency access. Traffic on roads next to the race route will experience significant delays. Residents are urged to use alternate routes to minimize congestion surrounding the route area.



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