Traffic For Tonight’s Sunset Run


In Glen Ridge and Bloomfield, the Annual Sunset Classic Run is tonight. Here’s where not to drive…

Starting at approximately 7 pm in Bloomfield on Broad Street at Pitt Street the race will start and continue North on Broad Street to Sunset Avenue traveling into Glen Ridge. From Sunset Avenue the race will turn South onto Forest Avenue traveling the entire length to Osborne Street back down to Broad Street into Bloomfield.
Vehicles traveling in the area will be restricted to residents. Expect traffic delays on Ridgewood Avenue, there will be police officers along Ridgewood Avenue to assist in directing you to your location.

Alternate routes into Bloomfield are Belleville Avenue or Watchung Avenue.

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  1. Will this interfere with my trip to Bottle King tonight?
    Watchung to Ridgewood to Bloomfield? If so, is there an alternate route?

  2. Loonie,
    You can drive down Ridgewood ave and turn left at Bloomfield Ave – i’ve never found it crowded on race night- just don’t speed too much. Ridgewood won’t be closed – the race runs down Forest.
    Alternate route is Grove St to Bloomfield Ave.

  3. Miss Martta, if the race came off in the rain, was, I’m sure, the class of the pack. (Is there a rain date?)
    And the marsupial probably slithered alongside the pack, envious that he both lacks opposable thumbs and that his paws look terrible in running gear. His pouch, however, doubtless proves useful as a sort of traveling ice chest for bottled water for the benefit of real runners.

  4. Yes, Miss Martta ran and took home a 3rd place age group award…woohooo!
    Not too bad, light rain, no thunder and lightning like last night. Very humid, though and that took a toll on my time a bit (not my best) but a good time was had by all!

  5. I dread this race every year because of its ridiculous scheduling. Closing roads around an active residential and commercial district on a weeknight doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. Last night, I knew I wouldn’t make it home before 7, and thus wouldn’t be able to get to my street, so I killed time at work.
    Why not move this to a Saturday evening, then I might actually support it…
    BTW, all the business owners on Broad St hate the race, too. Customers can’t get to them and those who do delivery, can’t.

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