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Aurora Ave Closed Saturday For Marathon

June 24th, 2011 by master

The Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon will be taking over parts of Seattle on Saturday.

A look at the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon route. For larger image, click here (.pdf)

The Alaskan Way Viaduct and Aurora Avenue North will be closed at 5:45 a.m., starting at North 39th Street in Fremont. The Seattle Department of Transportation anticipates the southbound lanes should re-open by 1:15 p.m., and the northbound lanes will re-open by 4 p.m. The full list of road closures is here (.pdf.)

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Prepare for road closures Saturday

June 22nd, 2010 by master

More than 25,000 runners are expected to hit the streets during Saturday’s Rock’n’Roll Marathon. The race will have a major impact on drivers from Tukwila to north Seattle.

Both directions of Highway 99 will be closed at 39th Street to the north and Diagonal Ave. S. to the south starting at 5:30 a.m. All southbound lanes are expected to open at 1:15 and the northbound lanes of the viaduct at 4 p.m. with the stretch from the viaduct to 39th St. opening at 2 p.m. One northbound lane will be open for local traffic only, between Roy St and Queen Anne Drive.

The course map of the marathon can be found here (.pdf). A list of the road closures available here (.pdf).

Saturday is also the annual Greenwood Car Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greenwood Ave. N. will be closed from N 67th St. to N 90th St.

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