City spokesman Paul Williamson reported to Historic City News this morning that the planned Bridge of Lions 5K Run, set for Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 a.m., will necessitate brief traffic re-routing along St Augustine’s Bayfront, the Bridge of Lions and on streets throughout Davis Shores on the north side of Anastasia Boulevard.
Scheduled to start at the north end of Avenida Menendez near the Castillo de San Marcos, the participants will run south on Avenida Menendez using the northbound lane and cross the Bridge of Lions during which the bridge will be closed to all vehicular and boat traffic.
The race then continues north on Gerado St., west on Arpeika Ave., north on St. Augustine Blvd, east/south on Inlet Drive, west on Arpieka Ave., south on Zorayda Ave., east on Oglethorpe Blvd., south on Comares Ave., west on Flagler Blvd., north on Alcazar to the finish line at Oglethorpe Park.
Traffic along Avenida Menendez and the Bridge of Lions should return to normal by 8:00am and the entire race concluded by 9:00am. To avoid delays, the public is advised to avoid these areas during the race.