Motorists reminded of altered trade conditions in Sydney CBD and Pyrmont forward of SMH Half Marathon


Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:35:06 AM

Police are reminding highway users and internal residents of altered trade conditions forward of a Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon tomorrow.

The half marathon takes place from 6.45am tomorrow (Sunday 15 May 2016), when some-more than 12,000 runners will make their approach from College Street by a series of roadways in a Sydney CBD and Pyrmont, before channel a finish line during Hyde Park North.

A high prominence military operation, comprising of General Duties Police, with a assistance of Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Police Transport Command and a Dog Unit, will be in place to safeguard a reserve and confidence of all participants, internal residents and a wider community.

The march deduction from College Street around Macquarie Street and Alfred Street in a CBD, before streamer into Hickson Road and Sussex Street during Millers Point and onto Pirrama Road in Pyrmont.

It afterwards earnings around Pyrmont, Ultimo and The Rocks until streamer onto a Cahill Expressway and past a Royal Botanic Gardens on Art Gallery Road, before final during Hyde Park North.

A series of highway closures, including sections of a Cahill Expressway over Circular Quay, Western Distributor as good as roads in Pyrmont, Royal Botanical Gardens and CBD, will be in place from 4am on Sunday.

The competition track and surrounding roads will start shutting from 5am, with a march totally sealed down by 5.45am.

Roads will start opening post-event from 8am, with all roads approaching to be re-opened by 11am.

A series of special eventuality clearways will also be in place for a eventuality between 3am and 10.30am.

Drivers are therefore urged to check signage before parking their automobile as vehicles will be towed and fines apply.

Sydney City Local Area Commander, Detective Superintendent David Donohue, pronounced military will be operative closely with eventuality organisers and other pivotal stakeholders to safeguard a protected and successful eventuality for everybody involved.

“Police will be out and about opposite a Half Marathon track in a lead adult to and during a eventuality tomorrow to assistance safeguard everyone’s safety, while operative to minimise a impact on internal residents and members of a public,” Det Supt Donohue said.

“For everyone’s safety, participants and spectators are reminded to compensate courtesy to signage and marshals in a closeness of a eventuality footprint.

“Both pedestrians and motorists need to be wakeful of their responsibilities on a highway and make certain they are travelling with care.

“Road closures are approaching to have a poignant impact on trade so a best gamble for runners is to locate a train, bus, packet or light rail use to get to a start line on time.

“Those who contingency expostulate into a city should concede additional transport time, as delays are approaching while highway closures are in place,” Det Supt Donohue said.

There is singular parking available, with a best options in a Sydney CBD being a Domain Carpark on St Marys Road or Enacon Carpark on Cathedral Street, both of that yield parking during a prosaic rate for a day.

Participants are reminded to collect their competition bib from a Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon Expo that continues from 9am currently (Saturday 14 May 2016), and continues until 5pm.

For serve information about highway closures, special eventuality clearways and present trade conditions, revisit

Visit or call 131 500 for all a latest calendar and ticketing information for trains, buses, ferries and cab ranks over a weekend.

More information, including competition day sum and a map of a eventuality footprint, can be found on a central eventuality website: