It used to be that the Hartford Police Department and City of Hartford would issue press releases days in advance to help inform the public about road races and other events that lead to temporary road closures and detours. For whatever reason, this has not been happening lately. Some residents were surprised last Sunday when they found themselves barricaded on their streets. The interruptions may be for a good cause, but residents and business-owners still need to know how to plan their outings and inform their customers about changes in access to impacted establishments.
So, it’s happening again this weekend. Here’s the run-down of closures:
From 5am-3pm: Trinity Street between Ford and Elm will be closed; Elm Street; Trumbull Street from Pratt to Jewell.
From 8am-12noon: Church Street from Trumbull to Main; Main Street from Church to Pearl; Asylum between Main and Trumbull; Pearl from Main to Ford.
From 10am-12noon: Main Street between Pearl and Buckingham; Buckingham from Main to Washington; Washington between Buckingham to Capitol; Capitol Avenue from Washington to Laurel Street; Laurel Street between Capitol and Farmington; Farmington Avenue from Laurel to where it merges with Asylum; Asylum Street at the merge with Farmington to High Street; Ford from High to Pearl.
Here is a map from the Hartford Marathon website:
There will also be more disruptions to bus service. Between 6am and 3pm, all downtown bus stops will be closed, according to CTTransit, which says that “buses will only serve temporary stops at Main Street between Pleasant Street and Trumbull Street.”
CTTransit says there will be no bus service on these routes:
- Main Street between Trumbull and Charter Oak
- Asylum Street between Main and Cogswell
- Capitol Avenue between Main and Sisson
- Farmington Avenue between Woodland and Broad