A reminder, that the annual Bay State Marathon is being held Sunday morning.
For those who want to go watch or cheer on their friends, get over to Lowell early.
As Richard Howe posted earlier this week:
The BayState is a very popular road race and draws many people into the city. It does block most of the bridges across the Merrimack from early morning until early afternoon. If you don’t want to be a runner or a spectator, stay away from the Merrimack and its crossings on Sunday. I don’t know the official traffic control plan, but if you must cross the Merrimack, I believe the Bridge Street or Hunt’s Falls Bridges are the ones you will have to use.
For those who don’t know the lingo.. if you need to cross the river, its best to go over to the bridge at the circle at Saints Memorial (now part of Lowell General).
I can attest to being trapped in traffic jams during this event.
If you’re not part of this event I recommend avoiding Lowell on Sunday morning. “You just can’t get there from here.”