Monmouth Police Chief Kevin Mulherin said the AppleFest 5-kilometer race will have some effect on local traffic.

The section of Main Street between Cumston Hall and Academy Road will be closed briefly at 8 a.m. when the runners take off. Academy Road around Henry L. Cottrell Elementary School will be closed throughout the race, or about 45 minutes.

Traffic will be disrupted throughout the day as the downtown is given over to AppleFest activities. Police have established detours to help drivers traveling through town on Route 132 to navigate around the area. Drivers arriving in town from the Winthrop end of Route 132 will detour left onto Pleasant Street, turn right onto Gray Mill Road and then right onto Maple street to get back onto Route 132.

Drivers arriving from the Wales side of Route 132 will detour right onto Maple Street, turn left onto Gray Mill Road and left onto Pleasant Street.

Drivers entering Route 132 from Cobbosseecontee Road will be allowed a right turn only, and those entering from Route 135 will be allowed a left turn only, Mulherin said. Those wishing to turn left off Cobbosseecontee Road, or right off Route 135, should detour onto Gray Mill Road.

Mulherin said there will be signs to help navigate the detours. He also hopes to have volunteers stationed along the detour at least part of the time who can answer drivers’ questions.

“Drivers who are not attending any of the events for AppleFest are encouraged to seek alternate routes,” Mulherin said.

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