Sea Gull Century returns for 33rd year on Oct. 9th, traffic advisory issued
SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury University has issued a traffic advisory as the 33rd annual Sea Gull Century returns to the area this Saturday, October 9th.
Near SU’s campus, heavy bicycle traffic is expected from 6 a.m. until 9 a.m., especially on Route 13, Milford Street, and South Division Street. Cyclists will start the ride in two heats, from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Southbound traffic on South Division Street between College Avenue and Milford Street will be open only to Century parking traffic during that time. Northbound traffic on South Division Street will be open only to event traffic and those living in the area. Overflow parking is available at Asbury United Methodist Church.
Bateman Street will be closed to all vehicles throughout the day. Maryland State Police will be at its intersection with Route 13 from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to help with pedestrian safety. SU’s underpass will be used by cyclists going eastbound in the morning and westbound in the afternoon.
Traffic restrictions prohibiting southbound traffic from East College Avenue onto South Division Street should be expected throughout the afternoon. Motorists may also want to avoid Milford and Wayne Streets.
Riders are scheduled to travel on two routes through Wicomico, Somerset, and Worcester Counties. They will pass directly through Princess Anne, Pocomoke City, Snow Hill, and Berlin. This year’s rest stops are Washington High School, Cypress Park, Sturgis Park, Newark Park, Assateague Island State Park, and the Powellville VFW. Cyclists will congregate at these areas.
Maryland State Police and local law enforcement will control the intersection of Route 12/Snow Hill Road at Route 354/Nassawango Road, Mt. Hermon Road near the Powellville VFW, and the intersections of Route 113 at Germantown Road and Route 376. Bicycle traffic is expected on Mount Hermon Road in the afternoon.
Cyclists and motorists are urged to exercise extra caution on Saturday. Post-ride festivities will be held on SU’s Perdue Hall Lawn. Bicycle traffic will be heavy near campus from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and all rides should be off the roads by 5:30 p.m.
On Friday, visitors will be concentrated at SU around Maggs Physical Activities Center and the south lawn the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons during the afternoon and evening hours. On Saturday, the south entrance to the Guerrieri Academic Commons will be closed to accommodate bicycle traffic near the finish line.