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Verizon Corporate Run to Shut Down Morristown Roads Thursday Night

Multiple detours will be used between 7 and 10 p.m. to accommodate 5K.

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The annual Verizon Corporate Challenge 5K race is set for Thursday night in Morristown, and thanks to the setup of course, many roads will be closed between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

The race will begin and end on Speedwell Avenue near the Hyatt Hotel and will run through the northwest side of town. All roadways are expected to reopen by 10 p.m., according to police.

The race route will proceed on:

  • Speedwell Avenue, turn left on Early Street;
  • Early Street to the end with a right onto Colonial–Milton;
  • Right on Kenmuir Avenue (water station);
  • Left on Mills Street;
  • Left on Sussex Avenue;
  • Right on Ralph Place;
  • Continue on Willard;
  • Right on Marian (Water Station);
  • Right on Fredrick Street;
  • Left on Mills Street;
  • Left on Early Street;
  • Right on Speedwell Avenue;
  • Runners will continue north on Speedwell Avenue and race to the finish line at Pioneer Park.

The following detours, according to police, will be used during the race:

  • Northbound Speedwell Avenue will be sent down Water Street to Spring Street and back up to Speedwell Ave. 
  • South bound Speedwell Ave. will be sent down Spring St. to Morris St. 
  • Eastbound Sussex Ave. will be sent left on Lake Rd. to Burnham Rd. right on Mill Rd. in the Township and back to 202. 
  • At Speedwell & Sussex traffic will be sent north on 202 to Mill Rd. and follow detour signs back to Sussex Ave. 
  • During the race no vehicles will be allowed on Mills St., Sussex Ave., Early St., Atno Ave.

Police are cautioning locals to avoid the area altogether during the race time to make for less congestion.

Sue Harris July 17, 2014 at 07:04 PM
Don't they know that Mill Rd. between Burnham and 202 already has a detour because it is closed due to road construction or something?

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