CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — As runners get ready for the annual Beach to Bay relay marathon on Saturday, there are a few things that drivers need to be aware of.
Organizers said there is a main closure that people need to be aware of -- the JFK Causeway connecting Highway 358 and Park Road 22.
As runners take on the famous Beach to Bay relay marathon, some of the roads are narrowed and a few lanes are closed along the race route.
Race Director Doug McBee said in the past, the closures have not been too much of an issue for drivers, but if you are headed to or from Padre Island, make sure to plan ahead.
"The traffic will be a little ugly on the Island for a few hours, but other than that it shouldn't be too bad," McBee said.
McBee said aside from prepping for traffic, runners also need to prepare by drinking plenty of water Friday night and on race day.
The following traffic control plan will be implemented for the Beach to Bay Relay Marathon:
- Southbound Park Road 22, between the JFK Causeway Bridge and Access Road 5, will be reduced to one lane.
- Northbound Park Road 22, approaching the JFK Causeway Bridge and over the bridge, will be reduced to one lane.
- Northbound Park Road 22, between the JFK Causeway Bridge and the Waldron Road Exit, the shoulder will be closed. During this time the Waldron Road Exit will also be closed.
- Waldron Road, between Northbound SPID Frontage Road and Naval Air Station Drive, will be closed.
- Northbound NAS Drive, between Waldron Road and Corpus Christi South Gate, the shoulder will be closed.
- Northbound Ocean Drive between Sand Dollar Boulevard and Buford Street will be reduced to one lane.
- Northbound and southbound Shoreline Boulevard, between Buford Street Coopers Alley, will be closed until after the event.
- Some side streets along the route will be closed.