The thousands that come to Albany to stop and the smell the tulips will pale in comparison to an equal amount of people running through the busy streets of Albany.

I'm all about healthy living, and a healthy lifestyle - and shout out to all the runners participating in today's CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge in Albany - but if you thought Tulip Fest created city gridlock - and you need to make your way around Albany later this afternoon - get ready for the real workforce challenge.

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According to a Nixle notice sent out by the Albany Police Department, here is a list of road closures and parking restrictions as a result of today's race. Many of these roads should be open by 8PM, but in the meantime, here's what you need to know.

Parking Restrictions - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.:

-Both sides of all roadways in Washington Park
-Both sides of Madison Avenue from Eagle Street to South Lake Avenue
-Both sides of South Lake Avenue from Madison Avenue to Western Avenue
-Both sides of Western Avenue from South Lake Avenue to Washington Avenue
-Both sides of Sprauge Place from Western Avenue to State Street
-East side of South Swan Street from Jefferson Street to Madison Avenue
-East side of South Swan Street from Madison Ave north five spaces
-West side of South Swan Street from Madison Avenue to Hamilton Street
-South side of State Street from Empire State Plaza entrance west six spaces

Road Closures:

-All Washington Park-all roadways – 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

-Madison Avenue from Eagle Street to South Swan Street – 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

-Madison Avenue from South Street to South Lake Avenue 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The following roadways will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:

-South Swan Street from Elm Street to Hamilton Street
-Dove Street from Hamilton Street to Jefferson Street
-Lark Street from Hamilton Street to Madison Avenue
-Delaware Avenue from Jefferson Street to Madison Avenue
-Knox Street from Dana Avenue to Madison Avenue
-South Lake Avenue from Madison Avenue to Washington Avenue
-Hudson Avenue from Quail Street to South Lake Avenue
-Elberon Place from Quail Street to South Lake Avenue
-Western Avenue from Cortland Place to Washington Avenue (Sprague Place).
-Thurlow Terrace from Western Avenue to the Dead End
-Englewood Place from Western Avenue to the Dead End
-Robin Street from Washington Avenue to Western Avenue
-Sprague Place from Western Avenue to State Street
-State Street from Robin Street to Henry Johnson Boulevard
-Willett Street from Madison Avenue to State Street
-Lancaster Street from Lark Street to Willett Street
-Hudson Avenue from Lark Street to Willett Street
-Jefferson Street from Dove Street to South Swan Street

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