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Avoid Traffic Jams During the Charleston Marathon

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This weekend is the third running of the Charleston Marathon. If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC you know what that means: traffic jams. But this time, only six miles of the route are on the peninsula, so downtown is expected to be mostly traffic-snarl-free.

Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, East Bay Street, Murray Boulevard, and King Street all the way to the King Street extension will be closed until 9:30 a.m. (at the latest), as race participants travel the route that begins on East Bay and continues down to the Battery. Then they'll head up King Street, ending up in North Charleston.

If you are going to be in North Charleston on Saturday, expect some traffic delays since the majority of the race will occur there.

But if you do find yourself stuck in a traffic jam, remember, it is for a good cause, proceeds from the marathon go toward developing fine arts programs in Charleston schools.

Charleston City Paper