SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University has issued a traffic advisory for Saturday, October 5, as more than 7,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 25th Sea Gull Century bike ride.
Heavy bicycle traffic is anticipated near the SU campus from 6-9 a.m., especially in the area of Route 13 along campus, Milford Street and South Division Street. South Division Street between College Avenue and Milford Street is open only to Sea Gull Century parking traffic during that time.
Bateman Street is closed to all vehicles throughout the day. Traffic restrictions prohibiting southbound traffic from East College Avenue on South Division Street should be expected throughout the afternoon. In addition, motorists may want to avoid Milford and Wayne streets, and the round-about in Fruitland.
Three routes will take riders through Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties: the traditional 100-mile Assateague century, 100-mile Snow Hill century and 64-mile Princess Anne metric.
Riders will pass directly through the towns of Princess Anne, Pocomoke City, Snow Hill and Berlin. They will congregate at rest and water stops including Washington High School, Nassawango Golf Course, Cypress Park, Byrd Park, Whiton Crossing, Assateague Island State Park and the Powellville VFW.
Maryland State Police and local police will control the intersection of Route 12/Snow Hill Road at Route 354/Nassawango Road, and the intersections of Route 113 at Germantown Road and Route 376. Bicycle traffic is expected on Mount Hermon Road in the afternoon.
Century coordinators encourage cyclists and motorists to exercise extra caution. Post-ride festivities are near SU’s Perdue and Henson halls. Bicycle traffic will be heavy near campus from 3-6 p.m. All riders should be off the roads by dark.
For more information call University Police at 410-543-6222.