Traffic congestion expected during Hood to Coast Relay

The Hood to Coast Relay draws thousands to the beach in Seaside. Traffic congestion is expected on local roads and highways Friday and Saturday for the annual event.

SEASIDE —At least one road in Seaside will be closed to through traffic, and drivers could experience congestion on other roads Friday and Saturday during the Providence Hood to Coast Relay.

More than 20,000 runners and walkers participating in three races – and their supporters – are expected to arrive in town by Saturday evening.

North 14th Avenue will be open only for local access through Monday, according to the race’s organizers.

Other areas that could also encounter delays because of race-related traffic will be:

• U.S. Highway 26: from 4:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Friday

• U.S. Highway 30 from 5:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Friday

• Oregon Highway 47: from 4 p.m. Friday to 12:30 p.m. Saturday

• Oregon Highway 202: from 4 p.m. Friday to 8:30 p.m. Saturday

• Young’s River Loop: from 2 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday

• Lewis & Clark Road: from 4:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Saturday

• U.S. Highway 101: from at 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday

• U.S. Highway 101: Pedestrian bridge setup and dismantle: through Monday; local access only allowed on North 14th Avenue.

Those with concerns about the Hood to Coast Relay can call a hotline number, 800-853-8412 (toll free) through Aug. 31. For emergencies, call 911.

Seaside residents are invited to join race participants, volunteers and spectators at the Finish Line Party Saturday during the relay. The schedule includes:

• 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.: Seaside Chamber of Commerce Beer and Wine Garden open

• 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.: Brian O’Dell Band performs on the main stage

• 4:50 p.m.: Results of “Best Of” recognition and announcements

• 5 p.m.: Les Schwab Portland To Coast High School Challenge awards ceremony

• 5:25 p.m.: Overall Providence Hood To Coast Relay winning team announcement and trophy presentation

• 5:40 p.m.: Providence Portland To Coast awards ceremony

• 6:45 to 11 p.m.: Hit Machine performs on the main stage

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Kyle Garcia

I am hoping to tap into local experts here! I live in Portland and wanted to take my grandparents up to Astoria Saturday morning and come back in the late afternoon. If we take US30 do you think we will see delays? Will Astoria be swamped with visitors? Anything you can share would be helpful!

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