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Traffic Restrictions for Newport Marathon

Police Department
October 5, 2017


In order to accommodate the runners participating in the Newport Marathon, the Middletown Police Department will provide traffic control on several street locations in conjunction with the race. The race is on Sunday, October 8, 2017 and the marathon will begin and end in Newport.  However, approximately half of the race route winds through the streets of Middletown.  The race is scheduled to start at 7:30 AM and will end at approximately 2:00 PM.

The race route is as follows:  The Marathon will begin in Newport and will enter Middletown at the Beach line on Purgatory Road.  The course will go east on Purgatory road, right onto Tuckerman Ave, right onto Purgatory Road, (east end of Tuckerman Ave), right onto Sachuest Point Road all the way to the Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge.  Runners will turn around and head west on Sachuest Point Road, right onto 3rd beach connector, left on 3rd Beach Road, north on 3rd Beach Road, right onto Indian Avenue, north on Indian Avenue just past Old Mill Lane in Portsmouth. The runners will then turn around on Indian Avenue and head south on Indian Avenue, right at Old Mill Lane, left at Wapping Road, left onto Peckham Avenue, right onto Vaucluse Avenue, head south on Indian Avenue, straight onto Hanging Rock Road, and then right onto Sachuest Point Road.  The runners will then make a left onto Purgatory Road, left onto Tuckerman Avenue, left onto Purgatory Road and end at Easton’s Beach in Newport.

The Middletown Police Department requests that motorists use care when driving in the area on race day.

Any questions concerning road closures can be directed to the MPD Dispatch Center at 401-846-1144.


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