Clogged arteries: Road closures Saturday for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk



On Saturday morning, March 2, 2024, thousands of runners and walkers will participate in the 50th anniversary of America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk.  The course extends from Barneveld to Utica University.  Area drivers will encounter delays and altered traffic patterns between 7:00 am and noon.



LOCATION                             TIME                                    DETAILS

ROUTE 365 7:30am to 8:30 am Closed to east bound traffic between  Mapledale Rd. and Barneveld
ROUTE 365 8:00am to 10:00am Closed to east bound traffic between Route 291 and Mapledale Rd.
ROUTE 291 8:00am to 10:30am Closed to north bound traffic between Route 69

(Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro) and Route 365

MAIN ST., WHITESBORO 9:00 am to 10:30am Closed to west bound traffic


9:00 am to 10:30am Closed to all but local traffic between River Rd. Marcy and Main St. Whitesboro
MAIN ST., NY MILLS & MAIN ST. YORKVILLE 8:30 am to noon Closed totally between Burrstone Rd. & Oriskany Blvd.
BURRSTONE RD. 8:00 am to 1pm Closed to ALL traffic between Old Burrstone Rd. & Main St.,  New York Mills


8:00 am to noon


Closed to ALL traffic between Burrstone Road and Graham Ave.
CLINTON ST., NEW YORK MILLS 8:30 am to noon Closed between Henderson St., and Burrstone Rd.



8:30 am to 1 pm Winchester will be closed only at Burrstone, Fairway at Young. Cross will not be closed until Fairway at Young.
YORKVILLE CORNERS AT ORISKANY BLVD & MAIN ST 9:00 am to 11:00 am Will have a severe traffic delay for east and westbound

Oriskany Blvd. Traffic.  Traffic will be re-routed away from

the intersection during event

CHAMPLIN AVE 8:00 am to noon Traffic arriving at St. Luke’s Hospital should approach from the north on Champlin Ave (Yorkville)
BUSINESS PARK DRIVE & WASHINGTON DR. 9:30 am to noon All traffic controlled between 9:30 am & 11:30 am
FRENCH ROAD RAMP OFF RT. 12 ARTERIAL – NORTH & SOUTH BOUND 8:00 am to 12:30 pm Closed to all Arterial traffic
ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL CAMPUS   Approach from the north going southbound on Champlin Ave. from Yorkville
SLOCUM-DICKSON MEDICAL CENTER   Enter from French Road by exiting Route 12 Arterial at Lomond Place
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL & NOTRE DAME LANE   Enter from French Road by exiting Route 12 Arterial at Lomond Place. Entering on Business Park Drive

All drivers who encounter these traffic situations are asked to be patient and to obey the Law Enforcement and Fire officials along the route.  For more information, please email the American Heart Association at

Patients and Staff seeking to get to St. Luke’s Hospital must approach traveling south on Champlin Avenue.  Screening at the Graham Avenue Intersection will allow them to continue to the Champlin Avenue entrance.

Patients and staff seeking to get to Slocum-Dickson Medical Center must approach northbound on French Road and will be directed into the Center using its French Road entrance.  Exit the Arterial, Route 12 on Lomond Avenue, as the French Road exits will be closed.

There will be parking at Utica University in Lots A, B, and C, and at St. Luke’s. Handicapped parking is available at Utica University. Please ask security for directions as you enter the parking lots.