Bridge the Gap set for Saturday

Jake Shane1|
Posted: May. 15, 2019 7:20 am

QUINCY -- Some adjustments have been made to the course for Saturday's 19th annual Bridge the Gap to Health because of lingering floodwaters from the Mississippi River.

Race officials said that both the Bayview and Quincy Memorial Bridges are open to accommodate the race, but some alterations have been made to the 10K and half-marathon distances because of floodwaters on the north side of the course and a building issue in downtown Quincy.

It isn't too late to register for Bridge the Gap, which starts at 8 a.m. in Clat Adams Bicentennial Park with distances of 5K, 10K and half-marathon, and the Paul Arndt Kids Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Registration can be found at bridgethegaptohealth.com. It also is available at packet pickup.

Since the race started in 2001, Bridge the Gap has raised nearly $800,000 to leverage $18 million benefitting the Quincy Catholic Charities' MedAssist Program.

The program helps those who are unable to afford prescription program.

Packet pickup is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Hall of Fame Room of Quincy University's Health and Fitness Center, Oak Street between 18th and 20th streets.

Pickup also is available starting at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in Clat Adams Bicentennial Park.

New for this year, a shuttle is being offered to participants from the Quincy Medical Group parking lot at 11th and Vermont to Broadway and Front Street. It will operate from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Several streets will be closed or reduced to one lane Saturday.

Streets closed from 5 a.m. to noon:

Front Street from Jersey to Broadway.

Bonansinga Drive from Cedar to Broadway.

Second Street from Maine to Spring.

Broadway from Third to Bonansinga.

Vermont from Third to Front Street.

Hampshire from 3rd to Front Street

Streets closed from 5 to 9:30 a.m.:

South lane of the Bayview Bridge.

West lane of North Third at the Broadway intersection.

Streets closed from 5 to 10:15 a.m.

North lane of the Memorial Bridge.

North lanes on Maine from the Memorial Bridge to Fourth Street.

Streets closed from 5 a.m. until rolling opening below:

Maine Street from 4th Street to 24th Street

Fifth Street from Maine to Hampshire.

Hampshire Street from Third to Fifth.

Maine and 23rd, and Maine and 22nd reopens at 9:05 a.m.

Maine and 21st reopens at 9:06 a.m.

Maine and 20th reopens at 9:08 a.m.

Maine and 18th reopens at 9:11 a.m.

Maine and 16th reopens at 9:14 a.m.

Maine and 14th reopens at 9:17 a.m.

Maine and 12th reopens at 9:20 a.m.

Maine and 11th reopens at 9:23 a.m.

Maine and 10th reopens at 9:26 a.m.

Maine and Ninth reopens at 9:29 a.m.

Maine and Eighth reopens at 9:32 a.m.

Maine and Seventh reopens at 9:35 a.m.

Maine and Sixth reopens at 9:38 a.m.

Maine and Fifth reopens at 9:41 a.m.

Hampshire and Fifth reopens at 9:44 a.m.

Hampshire and Fourth reopens at 9:47 a.m.

Hampshire and Third reopens at 9:50 a.m.

Maine and Fourth, and Maine and Third reopens at 9:30 a.m.

For detours:

Northbound U.S. 24 traffic coming from the Memorial Bridge should head south on Third Street, head east on State Street and head north on North 24th/Ill. 96 before heading north on U.S. 24.

Southbound U.S. 24 traffic should head west onto Bayview Bridge, turn around at the second highway median crossover, return east on the Memorial Bridge and head south on U.S. 24.

In case of inclement weather, the Bridge the Gap to health Committee members will work with the Adams County Emergency Management Agency to determine the best option for participant and volunteer safety.