Birmingham street closures announced for World Games duathlon and orienteering

According to staff reports from The Tribune

BIRMINGHAM – Road closures for vehicles have been announced for Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17 linked to the duathlon and orienteering events for the 2022 World Games. streets in a major downtown area.

On Saturday, July 16, a permanent street closure will extend from 20th Street to 12th Avenue North and 14th Avenue South. It will also extend from 2nd Avenue South to 4th Avenue North. The Saturday closing will be from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be the possibility of limited access for local traffic during the event, but please anticipate delays. These controlled accesses will be:

  • 14th Street North and 1st Avenue North
  • 14th Street North and 4th Avenue North
  • 15th Street North and 3rd Avenue North
  • 17th Street North and 1st Avenue North
  • 17th Street North and 2nd Avenue North
  • 19th Street North and 1st Avenue North
  • 20e North Street and 1st Avenue North
  • 20e North Street and 2nd Avenue North
  • 18th Street South and 2nd Avenue South

Again, motorists should expect delays at controlled access points. Crossings at controlled access points will be limited to ensure athlete safety.

Between the morning and evening competitions, streets will be open from approximately 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of 1st Avenue South from 14th Street South to 18th Street South.

The orienteering competition on Sunday will require road closures for a smaller area near Railroad Park from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The affected area will include the Parkside District area from Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard to 14th Street South and 2nd Avenue. South to Powell Ave.

Sunday’s duathlon event will then require additional street closures from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday duathlon closures will be the same as Saturday.

The duathlon and orienteering events are ticketless events and open to the public.

At the end of Sunday’s competition, all streets in this area, except 1st Avenue South, will be open. 1st Avenue South is scheduled to reopen at 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

The street closures will also affect parts of the red and yellow routes of the World Games Transit Line.

For a detailed schedule of events, visit

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Dino J. Dotson