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Manchester, NH: Police Department
Monday March 12th, 2018 :: 03:09 p.m. EDT


Irish Road Race Weekend Downtown Road Closures Sat. (8:30am - 2pm) & Sun. (10am - 12pm) - Seek Alternate Routes

The Manchester Police Department would like to advise you of three events that will affect traffic on Elm St, Canal St, Chestnut St and in the surrounding areas Saturday, March 24th & Sunday, March 25th, 2018: The Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon, The Citizens Bank Shamrock Shuffle, and the Annual Manchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade. These events will bring an estimated 6,000 visitors to Downtown Manchester.

Full Millennium Running Race Notice:

For more detailed information, please read information below:

Saturday, March 24th, 2018: Citizens Bank Shamrock Half Marathon

Many of the roads will close intermittently throughout the course of the day as a safety precaution for the participants. The Manchester Police Department and Millennium Running have worked to have secured course marshals to assist local residents on the course with navigation through road closures. Estimated impact times are as follows:

+Elm St. between Pleasant St. & W. Merrimack St. (5AM - 12AM)
+Elm St. (North) between Pleasant St. & Central St. (5AM –Sun 2PM)
+Elm St. between W. Merrimack St & Bridge St (8:30AM - 1:15PM)
+Elm St. (South) between Pleasant St. & Central St. (6AM - 2:30PM)
+Elm St. between Central St & Lake Ave (6AM - 2:30PM)
+Elm St. between Bridge St & Bennington Rd (8:50AM - 1PM)
+Rowell St between River Rd & Elm St (9AM - 1PM)
+River Rd (North) between Rowell St & W. North St (9AM - 1PM)
+Canal St (North) between W. North St & Dow St (9AM - 1PM)
+Canal St (South) between Dow St & Spring St (9AM - 1PM)
+Canal St (North) between Spring St & Granite St (9AM - 1PM)
+Pleasant St between Canal St & Elm St (9AM - 12:30 PM)
+Carpenter St between Elm St & N. Adams St (9:20AM - 11:15AM)
+N. Adams St between Carpenter St & Clarke St (9:20AM - 11:15AM)
+Clark St between Elm St & N. Adams St (9:20AM - 11:15AM)
+Chestnut St between Carpenter St & Appleton St (9:20AM - 11:25AM)
+Chestnut St (South) between Appleton St & Webster St (10:20AM – 11:25AM)
+Central St between Chestnut St & Elm St (9:30AM - 2:30PM)


Sunday, March 25th, 2017: The Citizens Bank Shamrock Shuffle will precede the Manchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning at 11:10 AM.

This event will cause several different road closures, which are as follows:
+Elm St between Pleasant St. & W. Merrimack St. (12:00AM - 12:00PM)
+Elm St (North) between Pleasant St. & Central St. (12:00AM - 12:00PM)
+Elm St between Merrimack St. & W. Pennacook St. (11:00AM - 12:00PM)
+W. Pennacook St between Elm St. & Canal St. (11:00AM - 12:00PM)
+Canal St (North) between W. Pennacook St. & Spring St. (11:00AM - 11:40AM)
+Spring St between Canal St. & Elm St. (11:00AM - 11:30AM)
+W. Bridge St (East on Bridge) between McGregor St & Elm St. (11:00AM - 11:30AM)
+W. Bridge St (East on Bridge) between McGregor St & Elm St. (11:30AM –2PM) redirected to Canal St via Plaza Dr.
+MANCHESTER ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE: Elm St between Granite St & Webster St. (12PM – 2PM) + some side streets

PLEASE NOTE: The end time of 2:00 PM is an approximation - The parade may end sooner or later than 2:00 PM!

Information about the parade can be found at

Have a great weekend and please drive safely!!

Submitted by Sergeant Christopher Goodnow

Manchester, NH: Police Department
The Michael Briggs Public Safety Building
Manchester, NH 03103

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Non-emergencies: 603-668-8711

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