Road closures for marathon weekend
The Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for Friday's William Irvin 5K run and Saturday's full and half-marathons. Friday Canal Park Drive between Railroad Street and Buchanan Street will close to traffic at 2 p.m. for Grandma's...
The Duluth Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for Friday's William Irvin 5K run and Saturday's full and half-marathons.
Canal Park Drive between Railroad Street and Buchanan Street will close to traffic at 2 p.m. for Grandma's finish line set-up. It will remain closed to automobile traffic until after the Grandma's Marathon finish on Saturday.
Harbor Drive behind the DECC will close to traffic starting at 3 p.m.
Railroad Street between Harbor Drive and Garfield Avenue will close at
5:40 p.m. Parking will not be allowed on Railroad Street or Harbor Drive.
The roads should reopen to traffic by about 7:30 p.m.
Scenic Highway 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors, and Lakewood, Homestead, Ryan and McQuade roads between the expressway and the scenic highway all will close at
The southbound lane of Interstate 35 from 26th to 21st avenues east will close at 4:30 a.m.
London Road and the northbound lane of Interstate 35 from Mesaba Avenue to 26th Avenue East will close at 6 a.m. Northbound I-35 traffic will be diverted onto Mesaba Avenue to Second Street, continuing to 12th Avenue East, then south to Superior Street and continuing east.
Superior Street between 12th Avenue East and Fifth Avenue West will close at 6:15 a.m.
Harbor Drive, Commerce Street, Lake Place Drive and Canal Park Drive will close at 6:30 a.m.
Parking is not allowed on the race course and violators will be towed.
The freeway and other roads closed for the Marathon will reopen about 2 p.m.
Traffic to and from Park Point will encounter long delays Friday evening and Saturday. During Saturday's marathon the only way motorists will be able to reach Park Point and the Canal Park area will be from Fifth Avenue West to Railroad Street or from Garfield Avenue to Railroad Street. An officer there will then direct them along the detour route.
Police encourage people visiting the Canal Park area to park in the Bayfront lots off Railroad Street.