L.A. Marathon: Streets across city to close early Sunday [Map]
The Los Angeles Marathon will close a swath of city streets to traffic extending from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica beginning early Sunday morning and lasting through the better part of the afternoon, authorities said.
The race begins on Sunday at 6:55 a.m. for wheelchairs, 7:00 a.m. for hand cycles and 7:25 a.m. for all other participants.
Officials warn that traffic will be affected in many areas of the city, especially for those traveling in the vicinity of the event, which follows the same route as last year and roughly tracks east to west along Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.
Staggered street closures begin at 3:15 a.m. Sunday near the stadium and last from seven to nine hours along the 26.2-mile route. In addition, Caltrans will be closing off- and on-ramps or lanes to exit and entry point to the 101, 110 and 405 freeways.
The city Department of Transportation said it will strictly enforce a restricted, no-parking policy for the marathon during listed times. Vehicles that have not been moved will be cited and impounded at the nearest official police garage
Course maps and event information are available at LAmarathon.com or trafficinfo.lacity.org. Those seeking to use public transportation can contact Metro at (323) GO METRO (466-3876) or visit the agency’s trip planner site at metro.net.
-- Andrew Blankstein