Traffic delays and closures planned for Zanesville City Half Marathon Saturday


Runners Cameron Godfrey and Daniel Barr head toward the finish line during the 2018 5K race.

By Christine Holmes, News Director

As the City of Zanesville prepares for hundreds of runners to hit the streets Saturday morning for the second Zanesville City Half Marathon, several roads will be closed or reduced to keep the athletes safe from traffic. 

Traffic changes are scheduled to begin at 6 a.m., one hour prior to the race, and end at 11 a.m.

Closures include:

  • Interstate 70 eastbound at the 5th Street exit
  • Interstate 70 westbound at the State Street exit
  • Market Street between Zane’s Landing Park and Seventh Street
  • Muskingum Avenue
  • Bell Street

Reductions include:

  • Seventh Street
  • Main Street between Seventh Street and the Y-Bridge in the westbound lanes
  • Pine Street
  • Blue Avenue
  • Taylor Street

Motorists are advised to use caution in those areas and keep in mind that runners may be sharing lanes with traffic at various points in the race. 

Race organizers suggest commuters plan ahead to avoid delays.