Two events in Hamilton during the Memorial Day weekend – including a Memorial Day observance on Monday – could cause small interruptions to traffic flow.
On Saturday, May 27, the Melody Miles road race starts at 10 a.m. A Hamilton police detail officer will help direct drivers and runners. Drivers should expect traffic delays along Route 1A (Bay Road), Bridge Street and Woodbury Street, said Hamilton Police Lt. Scott Janes.
On Memorial Day, sections of Route 1A (Bay Road) will be closed between Hamilton Town Hall and Hamilton Cemetery between 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for the Memorial Day Parade. In that case, drivers should expect short traffic delays and detours, Janes said.
The Melody Miles road race returns to Hamilton on Saturday, where runners in two different races will run through Hamilton (and Wenham) while being serenaded by local student musicians.
The race route is the same as previous years, according to Hamilton Police Lt. Scott Janes. The start and finish is at Winthrop Elementary School on Bay Road. The 5K course heads north on Bay Road to Bridge Street and on to Miles River Road, up to about Reinhalter Way, before returning to the school. The five mile route heads north on Bay Road (Route 1A) from the school, on to Bridge Street to Woodbury Street and on to Essex Street into Wenham (Larch Row) to Walnut Road back into Hamilton before turning on to Bay Road and heading back to the school.
There will be a detail police officer and a bike officer on duty to assist with traffic, Janes said. Drivers should expect short traffic delays on Bay Road at the start of the race at 10 a.m. and be vigilant in watching out for participants – both running and walking – along the course.