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Traffic Plans For Birkie 2007

Thu, Feb  22, 2007 - By The Birkie

Local law enforcement and race officials for the American Birkebeiner have announced traffic plans for the upcoming 2007 Subaru American Birkebeiner on Saturday, Feb. 24.

• Access to Telemark Road (Spider Lake Firelane) at Hwy. OO will be closed to all traffic from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

• Telemark Road from Cty. Hwy. M will be for buses and authorized vehicles only beginning at 5:30 a.m. Telemark Road will reopen to the general public at 9:00 a.m.

• McNaught and Rod and Gun Club Road will be closed from 12:01 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

• Boedecker Road will be closed at the Birkebeiner trail crossing from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

• Highway OO will be closed to thru traffic at the trail crossing from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Race personnel and spectators will be able to access the racecourse from either US Hwy. 63 or State Road 77.

• Highway 77 at Fish Hatchery Road will be closed to thru traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Only local residents and Birkie bus traffic will be allowed. Local traffic will only be able to get to Airport Road from the west and Peninsula Road from the east.

• Mosquito Brook Road will be closed to thru traffic at the Birkebeiner trail crossing from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Wheeler Road and Duffy Road will be closed to thru traffic at the
Birkebeiner trail crossing from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

• Railroad Street at Marketplace Foods will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• Hwy. 63 at Main Street will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• Changes in detour information will be aired on WOJB-88.9 FM, WRLS-92.3 FM, WHSM-910 AM, WHSM-101.1 FM.