Three races will impact weekend traffic

The map for the 2013 AIDS walk.

Three separate races will impact traffic in Brookside/Waldo, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown on April 27 and 28, the city is warning.

On Saturday, April 27, the AIDS Walk will begin at 10 a.m. in Theis Park. Two street segments will be closed: Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard from Rockhill Road to JC Nichols Parkway, and Oak Street from Volker Boulevard to Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. Other streets in the area will remain open, but motorists should watch for directed traffic at intersections.

On Sunday, April 28, the Trolley Run begins at 7:45 a.m. at 75th Street and Wornall Road, with road closures beginning at 3 a.m. to set up for the race. Seven waves of runners will head north on Wornall Road, east on Gregory Boulevard, north on Main Street, west on 69th Street, north on Brookside Road, west on Meyer Boulevard, north on Brookside Boulevard and west on Ward Parkway where the route ends at Central Street in the Country Club Plaza.

Also on Sunday, April 28, the March for Babies will begin at 10 a.m. at Truman Road and Walnut Street. Walkers will head south for four blocks on Walnut Street before splitting into a long and short route. Three street segments will be closed from 3 a.m.-1 p.m.: Grand Boulevard between 13th Street and Truman Road, Walnut Street between 13th Street and Truman Road, and 14th Street from Main Street to Grand Boulevard. In addition, a rolling closure will take effect from 9:45-11 a.m. as walkers proceed along Walnut Street between Truman Road and 19th Street.

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