Traffic alert issued for Tin Man Run Saturday

WEIRTON — Traffic patterns will be altered through portions of downtown Weirton Saturday morning to accommodate the Tin Man 5K Run/Walk, scheduled as part of the inaugural Gate 5 Industrial Arts Festival.

Participants in the race will begin at approximately 8 a.m., traveling the course down East Street, then along Cove Road to Weir Avenue, up Weir Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, following Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street, and moving south along Main Street to Sarah Lane where the race will finish in the Municipal Plaza parking lot.

The Weirton Police Department will be managing road traffic throughout the race course.

Throughout the duration of the race, Cove Road will be closed to traffic, with motorists diverted to Cove Hill Road. In addition, during the race, South 11th Street, from Red Rider Road to Weir Avenue will be closed and Weir Avenue will be opened only to local traffic.

Once racers have passed an area of the course, traffic will be reopened.