Bankhead Tunnel and Street Closings
L'Arche First Light Marathon
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, between 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., the Traffic Safety Unit will be assisting the L’Arche First Light Marathon Run by escorting the runners and directing traffic at most of the intersections in the Downtown, Down the Bay, Historical District, Springhill, and the Creighton areas of Mobile.
Route for the 26 Mile Run: (Downtown residents please note: this run will begin with a canon blast!)
At 7:30 a.m., the (26) and (13) miles runners will start on Government St. at Claiborne St. and will travel west on Government St. to Broad St.; south on Broad St. to Virginia St.; west on Virginia St. to Ann St.; north on Ann St. to Selma St.; east on Selma St. to Charles St.; north on Charles St. to Palmetto St.; west on Palmetto St. Roper St.; north on Roper St. to Church St.; east on Church St. to Broad St.; north on Broad St. to Government St.; west on Government St. to on Old Government St.; west on Old Government St. to Fulton St.; north on Fulton St. to Dauphin St.; west on Dauphin St. to Mobile St.; north on Mobile St. to Old Shell Rd. where the (26) and (13) miles runners will separate.
The (26) miles runners will travel west on Old Shell Rd. from Mobile St. to Sage Ave.; south on Sage Ave. to Dauphin St.; west on Dauphin St. to Hillwood Rd.; north on Hillwood Rd. to Country Club Rd.; west on Country Club Rd. to Westgate Rd.; north on Westgate Rd. to Bit & Spur Rd.; west on Bit & Spur Rd. to University Blvd.; north on University Blvd. to USA South Dr.; west on USA South Dr. to Auburn Green Dr..; to USA North Dr.; to University Blvd.; north on University Blvd. to Gaillard Dr.; east on Gaillard Dr. to Museum Dr.; east on Museum Dr. to McGregor Ave.; south on McGregor Ave. to The Cedars Ave.; east on The Cedars Ave. to Dilson Ln.; south on Dilson Ln to Old Shell Rd.; west on Old Shell Rd. to Avenue of Oaks Dr.; south on Avenue of Oaks Dr. to Springhill College Rd.; east on Springhill College Rd. to Portier Ln.; south on Portier Ln. to College Ln.; north on College Ln. to Loyola Ln.; east on Loyola Ln. to Myrtlewood Ln.; north on Myrtlewood Ln. to Batre Ln. east on Batre Ln. to Stein St.; east on Stein St. to I-65 West Service Rd.; south on I-65 West Service Rd. to Old Shell Rd.; east on Old Shell Rd. to Mobile St.; south on Mobile St. to Dauphin St.; east on Dauphin St. to the finish line at Conception St.
The (13) mile runners will travel north on Mobile St. from Old Shell Rd. to Springhill Ave.; east on Springhill Ave. to Levert Ave.; south on Levert Ave. to Ashland Place Ave. east on Ashland Place Ave. to Lanier Ave.; north on Lanier Ave. to Springhill Ave.; east on Springhill Ave. to Florence Place; south on Florence Place to Old Shell Rd.; west on Old Shell Rd. to Fulton St.; south on Fulton St. to Dauphin St.: east on Dauphin St. to the finish line at Conception St.
At 2:00 p.m., the 1.5 Mile Fun Run will start on St. Francis St. at Conception St. and travel west on St. Francis St. to Dearborn St.; south on Dearborn St. to Dauphin St.; east on Dauphin St. to the finish line at Conception St.
The Bankhead Tunnel will be closed from Friday, January 6th at 9:00 p.m. through Monday, January 9th at 5:00 a.m. to allow repairs to a line that provides power to Downtown Mobile.