Run! Run! Run! – Road closures Sunday

The Portland Marathon is Sunday, resulting in some road closures for anyone venturing into downtown and close in. Some high profile closures:

The Steel Bridge: W/B closed 6am-2pm; E/B closed from 6am-10am

The St. John’s Bridge: Bridge Ave. (South side of bridge) from Hwy 30 to the bridge CLOSED to ALL vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic from 7am-1:30pm.

The Morrison Brige: W/B lanes CLOSED 6-8:45am.

There are streets closed downtown during the morning and sections of N. Interstate, N. Greely and N. Willamette will be closed throughout the day.

Plan accordingly. Last year, we used MAX to get around and had not issues. Also, if you see the runners throughout the day, cheer them on. There’s nothing like getting a “Woo Hooo!” from the sidelines.

More info on road closures and the Marathon.

2 Comments so far

  1. Oswego (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 11:14 am

    I wonder how much they have to reimburse the city for disruptions caused by the run – putting up street blockages, increased police, etc.

  2. dieselboi (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    Oh, yeah, they pay I bet. This isn’t a free event for the runners or the presenters. Money comes from all sources, sponsors and runners alike and probably goes to offset those costs.

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