TRAFFIC ALERT: Marathon to wind between Wrightsville Beach and UNCW

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — If you have travel plans in Wilmington on Saturday, you might want to avoid areas that will be impacted by the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wrightsville Beach Half & Full Marathon.

The race begins at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday in Wrightsville Beach. It’s expected to wrap up by 1:00 p.m.

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The City of Wilmington says the event benefits several charities, including the Community Boys and Girls Club and Hurricane Florence Relief.

Here’s a list of traffic hot spots:

  • Military Cutoff and Destiny – expect significant delays between 7:15am and 9:30am
  • Eastwood and Rogersville – expect significant delays between 7:15am and 9:45am
  • Oleander and Airlie/Wrightsville Ave – Expect significant delays between 8:00am and 11:00am
  • Salisbury Street on Wrightsville Beach – Closed from 6:10am to 10:45am
  • Airlie Rd Eastbound (sound side) – you will not be able to travel from Oleander to Eastwood Via Airlie – only from Eastwood to Oleander (west)
  • 1 Lane of Eastwood and Military Cutoff will be shut down in Both directions leading into the intersection.  Expect slower traffic
  • Rose Ave/Mallard and Rill to Clear Run will be slower traffic
  • Autumn Hall residents be mindful of marathoners between miles 20-23 in your neighborhood through 12:00pm.

Click here for more information on the marathon.