From the AJC.COM:
Numerous streets throughout Buckhead and Midtown will be closed Sunday morning for the annual Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, with one road closure set to begin today.
10th Street will be shut down on Friday from Charles Allen Drive to Monroe Drive, as race organizers begin setting up for the race’s finish line in nearby Piedmont Park.
In addition to the race course, which begins at Lenox Square and goes south down Peachtree to 10th Street, then east on 10th Street to the park, these roads will also be closed Sunday morning:
— Peachtree Road from Lenox Road to Peachtree Dunwoody Road.
— Around Lenox Road from Peachtree Road to Lenox Road.
— Lenox Road from Peachtree Road to Ferncliff Road.
— Buckhead Loop from Peachtree Road to Ga. 400.
— Phipps Boulevard from Buckhead Loop to Wieuca Road.
— Wieuca Road from Old Ivy Road to Roxboro Road.
— Roxboro Road from Kingsboro Road to Peachtree Dunwoody Road.
— Pritchard Road from Roxboro Road to Oak Valley Road.
— Lakeside Road from Pritchard Road to Kingsboro Road.
— Kingsboro Road from Roxboro Road to Lenox Road.
— Oak Valley Road from Peachtree Road to East Paces Ferry Road.
MARTA officials are advising race participants to take the Gold Line to Lenox, then access trains at the Midtown station near the end of the course.
“Due to the large crowds that are expected, customers should purchase a round-trip fare at the beginning of their trip to avoid long lines on the return,” MARTA spokeswoman Cara Hodgson said.
Officials with the state Department of Transportation warned that the holiday travel rush could begin on metro highways as early as 1 p.m. on Friday, particularly on the Downtown Connector, on I-75 in Cobb, Henry and Clayton counties, on the northern arc of I-285, on I-85 in Gwinnett Couty and on Ga. 400 in both directions.
Traffic will also be heavy around Turner Field, where the Braves play a weekend series against the Marlins, and around Lenox Square, Centennial Olympic Park and other sites of Sunday night fireworks shows.
The DOT will suspend most construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes through Monday.
The holiday weekend weather will be “terrific all the way through the Fourth,” WSB-TV meteorologist Karen Minton said.
Showers that began popping up across the northern suburbs before daybreak Friday are expected to end by later in the day, leaving skies sunny and rain-free the rest of the weekend, forecasters said.
Highs will be in the upper 80s Saturday and Sunday, warming to the low 90s on Monday, with early morning lows in the mid-60s.