Runnin’ of the Green Will Cause Road Closings and Delays on Saturday

The “Runnin’ of the Green” 4 mile championship road race will draw 700 runners and with it traffic detours and delays to the entire Village of Green Island on Saturday morning, March 15th. The race will start and finish at the Legnard Curtin American Legion Post at 35 Cohoes Avenue.

Cohoes Avenue between Bleecker and Tibbits Avenues will be closed from 8:00 am to 12 noon. Tibbits Avenue will be closed at I-787 from approximately 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Expect heavy traffic delays, detours and closings for long periods of time during the hours of 9:00 am to 12 noon. Most of the Village will be subject to short delays while runners pass through, but the 1/4 mile area near the intersections of Cohoes and Tibbits Avenue will see long delays and closures during this time. We are advising that all vehicle traffic avoid this area during this time and use the south end of the Village to enter and exit. Those using I-787 are advised to avoid the Tibbits Avenue and Dyke Avenue intersections and instead use the 23rd Street exit/entrance ramps in the south end of town.