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Traffic Plans Announced for Birkie 2013 - Birkie.com

02/12/2013, 12:44pm CST
By Shellie Milford, Director of Race Operations

Birkie Traffic Plans and Road Closings


HAYWARD, WI.,— Local law enforcement and race officials for the American Birkebeiner have announced traffic plans for the upcoming 2013 American Birkebeiner.

Wednesday, February 20th

  • In Hayward, Main Street will be closed from Railroad Street to 4th Street beginning at 5 p.m. Hwy 63 will be open.
  • In Hayward, Railroad Street from Main Street north for one block will be closed at 5:00 p.m. and will remain closed through Sat. Feb. 23rd at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 21st

  • In Hayward, Main Street will be closed from Railroad Street to 6th Street. Hwy 63 will be open.
  • In Hayward, Railroad Street from Main Street north for one block will be closed all day.

Friday, February 22nd

  • In Hayward, Main Street will be closed from Railroad Street to 5th Street. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Main Street will be closed through 6th Street. Hwy 63 will be open.
  • In Hayward, Railroad Street from Main Street north for one block will be closed all day.

Saturday, February 23rd

  • Access to Telemark Road (Spider Lake Firelane) at Hwy. OO will be closed to all traffic from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
     
  • Telemark Road from the Telemark Road Parking Lot 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 8:15 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 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Race personnel and spectators will be able to access the race course from either US Highway 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 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
     
  • Wheeler Road and Duffy Road will be closed to thru traffic at the Birkebeiner trail crossing from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
     
  • Railroad Street from Main Street north for one block will be closed until 6:00 p.m.
     
  • Hwy. 63 at Main Street will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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Birkie 2013 is sponsored by Becker Law Office, Marshfield Clinic, Johnson Bank, Swiss Miss,  CenturyLink, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, Peoples Bank, Sawyer County Record, and other businesses throughout the region and country.

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