With 17,400 participants registered, over 3800 volunteers providing support, and approximately 2500 support vehicles, motorists are asked to watch for runners and walkers, as well as increased traffic and congestion, beginning Friday morning from Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood and ending Saturday evening in Seaside.
The 26th annual Hood to Coast Relay is scheduled to take place Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25.
The following areas could encounter delays because of relay-related traffic: * Highway 26 (Mt. Hood to Gresham): from Friday, August 24, at 4:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
* Highway 30 (Portland to St. Helens): from Friday, August 24, at 5:15 a.m. to Saturday, August 25, at 8:40 a.m.
* Highway 47: from Friday, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. to Saturday, August 25, at 12:30 p.m.
* Highway 202: from Friday, August 24, at 4:00 p.m. to Saturday, August 25, at 8:30 p.m.
* Young's River Loop: from Saturday, August 25, at 2:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
* Lewis & Clark Road: from Saturday, August 25, at 4:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
* Highway 101 (Seaside area): from Saturday, August 25, at 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Some highways along the route have construction projects under way. ODOT and its contractors are suspending work and making every effort to minimize the effects these projects have on the event.
Additional enforcement efforts targeting relay route roads will occur west of Portland to Seaside. Anyone observing a dangerous driver or hazardous highway incident is asked to contact Oregon State Police dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, or call 9-1-1. Relay participants and travelers are urged to check road conditions and potential incident problems at www.TripCheck.com.
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