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Posted on: November 26, 2019

4-Miler Road Race on Thursday and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday

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More than 1,500 runners are expected to take part in the 38th  Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler road race in Portland on November 28 starting at 9:00 AM and resulting in multiple road closures. The kids run begins at 8:30 AM. 

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic on Thursday, November 28 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM:

Congress Street – from High Street to Franklin Street
Franklin Street (Southbound Lanes) – from Congress to Commercial Street

  • Exchange Street
  • Free Street
  • Federal Street Extension
  • Temple Street – from Congress Street to Middle Street

Volunteers and police officers will be on hand to help divert and direct traffic. 

On Friday, November 29, 2019, Portland Downtown is hosting the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Monument Square from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.
For this event, Congress Street – between Preble and Elm Streets – will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The closing for east bound traffic will begin at Brown Street. Federal Street Extension will also be closed to vehicular traffic from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 


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