Streets closing for Polar Roll

MARQUETTE — The 35-mile Polar Roll snow bike race will start in Marquette on Saturday and will include minor traffic delays and rerouting in the city.

The race will start on Washington Street between Third and Front streets at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The race will continue down Washington Street to Lakeshore Boulevard and proceed south toward Main Street. At Main Street the race will enter the multiuse path and proceed south to Cliffs Power Road to the South Trails System. Racers will cross Grove Street by the golf course and Wilson Street west of Econo Foods. From here, the race will proceed along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and finish at the Ishpeming High School.

Washington Street will be closed from the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race from Friday night and will remain closed from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard until 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Front Street and Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed for a short period of time to allow the bike race participants to proceed on their designated route.

Grove Street and Wilson Street will not be closed for this event; however, vehicles could be delayed for up to 30 minutes on Grove Street and Wilson Street at the Harlow Farms subdivision, and drivers are encouraged to travel an alternate route. Motorists are advised to be cautious and courteous of bicyclists on Cliffs Power Road and any of the designated street crossings.