Cooper River Bridge Run to Close Streets on, Around CofC Campus

Cooper River Bridge Run to Close Streets on, Around CofC Campus

Several streets on and near the College of Charleston campus will be closed for the 40th annual Cooper River Bridge Run this weekend.

The city of Charleston announced a laundry list of road and lane closures in downtown Charleston ahead of the 10K race, which is expected to draw about 40,000 participants and as many as 20,000 onlookers on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

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Pedestrian access will also be impacted around the finish line — on Meeting Street between Wentworth Street and Marion Square — on Saturday. People who live and work along that stretch of the street — including students who live in two historic residences across from TD Arena — will need to have an ID in order to pass through security checkpoints at Wentworth and Calhoun streets after 10 p.m. Friday. The side streets along the west side of Meeting Street, including Burns Lane and George and Society streets, will not be accessible to pedestrians.

Also expect additional traffic through campus before and during the race: cars will be re-routed from King Street to St. Philip Street between Spring and Beaufain streets during the race.

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And if you lock up your bike outside, be sure to take note of signage along the race route. Bicycles locked up on select racks throughout the city must be removed by 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 1.

Below is a full list of street closures:

Friday, March 31

  • The southbound lane of Meeting Street will be closed between George and Anson streets beginning at 10 p.m. The northbound lane of the street will remain open to traffic until 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • George Street will be closed between Meeting and Anson streets beginning at 10 p.m.
  • Hampton Park will be closed to vehicles from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Cooper River Bridge Run Kid’s Run and Wonderfest.

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Saturday, April 1

  • Calhoun Street will be closed to all vehicles except residential traffic between Meeting and Anson streets from 12:01 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. After that, the road will be closed between East Bay and King streets until 2 p.m.
  • George Street will be closed between East Bay and Anson streets from 4:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Anson Street will be closed between Calhoun and Laurens streets between 4:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Alexander Street will be closed between Charlotte and George streets from 4:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Charlotte Street will be closed between Elizabeth and Meeting streets from 4:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Henrietta Street will be closed between Elizabeth and Meeting streets from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Street  will be closed between Calhoun and Charlotte streets from 5 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Meeting Street will be closed between John and Wentworth streets from 4:30 a.m. until the route is cleared and cleaned (between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.)
  • The pedestrian/bike path over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge will be closed from 6:30 a.m. until after the race.
  • Roads that comprise the race route and the side streets approaching them will be closed at 7 a.m. until after the race, including:
    • Coleman Boulevard between Houston Northcutt Boulevard south and the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
    • The entire span of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
    • Meeting Street between Romney and Woolfe streets.
    • Woolfe Street between Meeting and King streets.
    • King Street between Cannon and Hassell streets.
    • Wentworth Street between King and Meeting streets.
    • Meeting Street between John and Hassell streets.
    • Society Street between King and Meeting streets.
    • George Street between King and Meeting streets.
    • Hutson Street between King and Meeting streets.