SPI announces traffic plans for Causeway Run/Walk

Runners cross the Queen Isabella Causeway Saturday morning during the 3rd annual Longest Causeway 10K Run and 5K Fitness Walk.

It’s not something people get to do everyday.

Saturday morning thousands of people will be running and walking across the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway in the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce’s 36th annual Causeway Run and Fitness Walk.

According to a press release from the City of South Padre Island, motorists should expect traffic delays before and after the event.

The run and fitness walk will begin at 8 a.m.

Participants will travel eastbound from the Port Isabel Community Center located at 213 N Yturria St. and will continue across the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge.

The run and walk will end at 2305 Laguna Blvd.

The South Padre Island Police Department, along with other city department, will be working together to manage crowds and traffic control.

“Public safety is our number one priority,” said Claudine O’Carroll, South Padre Island Police Chief. “We want to ensure the participants and visitors enjoy this event.”

The City will place traffic cones on the roadway to direct traffic movement and to minimize delays. All westbound traffic will be directed to the inside, left lane using cones and traffic personnel.

City officials estimate the temporary lane closures will occur from 7 to 11 a.m.