TRAFFIC ALERT: Sunday: NYC Marathon to Shut Verrazano Bridge, Other Major Roads

Thousands of runners will take to New York City’s streets this Sunday for the annual TCS New York City Marathon.

The 26.2 mile Marathon, which normally takes place on the first Sunday of November draws tens of thousands of runners – as well as dozens of street closures.

The route spans the city’s five boroughs, beginning in Staten Island on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and traveling into Brooklyn, Queens, back into Manhattan via the Queensboro Bridge, into the Bronx, before heading to the finish line in Central Park.

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Upper level will be closed for the entirety of the event, beginning at 11pm on Saturday night and remaining closed until to 4pm on Sunday.

Additionally, the Lower level will be closed in both directions on Sunday from 7am to 4pm.

Approximately 50,000 runners from 130 countries are expected to participate.

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