Bridge demise forces Firecracker 5 re-route

CHARLES CITY — The demise of the Charley Western Trailway bridge over the Cedar River is rerouting this year’s Firecracker 5 race. City staff recommend approving changes presented last week by Community Development Director Mark Wicks. The new route will require closure of Owen and Jung Streets as well as Salsbury from Clark to Owen from 7-9 a.m. July 4. There are two races scheduled. One is 5 miles and the other is a 5K. Both begin at 7:30 a.m. on Salsbury/Comet Drive. The 5-mile race route is: North on the Charley Western Trailway Turn onto 11th Avenue and do … Continue reading Bridge demise forces Firecracker 5 re-route