Road closures expected Saturday for Peach Road Race

bpurser@macon.comMay 16, 2013 

Road closures are expected Saturday morning for the Peach Regional Medical Center’s road race.

The 12.5K run and 1-mile walk is expected to benefit the county’s new $28 million hospital, The Medical Center of Peach County.

The Peach Road Race is expected to get underway at 7:30 a.m. at the hospital’s current location on Ga. 49 in Fort Valley, a Peach County Sheriff’s Office news release stated. The race is expected to end at the hospital’s new location on the Ga. 247 Connector south of Byron.

The sheriff’s office is expected to close Ga. 49 northbound from Avery Drive in Fort Valley to the Ga. 247 Connector, the release stated. Traffic is expected to detour onto Moseley Road to Newell Road to Ga. 49.

Both east and westbound lanes of the Ga. 247 Connector are expected to be closed from Powersville Road to Walker Road, the release stated. Westbound traffic is expected to detour onto Walker Road to Kay Road to Powersville Road. Eastbound traffic is expected to detour onto Powersville Road to Kay Road to Walker Road.

Law enforcement officers are expected to be on hand at each detour to direct traffic and keep the traffic flowing, the release stated.

The road closures and detours are expected to be in place from 7:30 a.m. until about 11 a.m. -- or the end of the race, whichever occurs first, the release stated.

Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Online registration ends Friday. Severe weather cancels the event.

For more information about the race, visit or contact Ellen Terrell at

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