Apr 21, 2010
HOWARD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
For release: April 21, 2010 Contact: Sherry Llewellyn, Elizabeth Schroen
Traffic delays, road closures expected Sunday in downtown Columbia
Pedestrians and cyclists will be racing on Howard County roads on Sunday, April 25, during the Tri-Columbia Blossoms of Hope Howard Life Festival. Motorists are advised to use caution when sharing the roads in Columbia during the various races, including a half marathon, 5K foot race and various bike races.
From 7 to 11:30 a.m., Little Patuxent Parkway will be closed between Sterrett Place and South Entrance Road. Heavy pedestrian traffic is expected on the following roadways:
• Little Patuxent Parkway from South Entrance Road to Hickory Ridge Road
• Hickory Ridge Road from Little Patuxent Parkway to Cedar Lane
• Cedar Lane from Hickory Ridge Road to Grace Drive
Howard County police officers will be staffing traffic posts at all major intersections. Traffic delays are anticipated, so citizens are advised to allow for additional travel time. Motorists are advised that race
participants have the right of way.