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Street Closures for Oakland Running Festival Sunday

Among the streets that will be closed in one or both directions for varying lengths of time are Piedmont, Lakeshore and La Salle avenues, Mountain Boulevard and 41st Street.

From a City of Oakland press release [streets in the Piedmont Avenue, Grand Lake and Montclair areas have been hghlighted]:

The City of Oakland Wednesday announced the temporary street closures and parking restrictions in effect for the 4th annual Oakland Running Festival which takes place on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

The 26.2 mile marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. from 19th and Harrison (Snow Park). In addition to much of downtown, the marathon course will take runners along Broadway Auto Row, Piedmont Avenue, Temescal, Rockridge, Upper Rockridge, Fernwood, Montclair, Oakmore/Upper Park, Dimond, Fruitvale, San Antonio, Eastlake, West Oakland, Northgate and Lake Merritt.

Some 8,500 runners are expected for Sunday’s marathon, half-marathon, relay, 5K and kids’ fun run. To educate the public about road closures, an interactive map at www.oaklandmarathon.com shows the marathon’s course and detours drivers can use on Sunday.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and either time their travel to avoid street closures or seek alternative routes using the online map. All highway and interstate routes will remain open throughout the marathon. Motorists should use special caution and look out for both pedestrians and changes in traffic patterns. All parking restrictions will be strictly enforced and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and/or towed.

Transit users should note that BART will not be impacted by course closures. AC Transit will have temporary signage up directing riders to alternative stops for impacted routes. Service disruptions and detours on AC Transit from 6am to 3pm.  Downtown Oakland will be served temporarily on Castro St. between 12th and 17th streets and on 6th St. at Washington St.  For more information, go towww.actransit.org

During Sunday’s marathon, streets throughout Oakland will be impacted by the race.

Festival organizers have planned carefully to lessen the impact on auto traffic while ensuring runner safety. The Oakland Police Department (OPD) will issue temporary lane closures and traffic restrictions as runners make their way along the course.

Motorists that park on the streets listed below will have difficulty moving their vehicles until after runners have passed and the street has been reopened by the Oakland Police Department.

The following streets will be closed for the 4th annual Oakland Running Festival on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the various times indicated as the marathon progresses:

The following streets will be closed in both directions:

Broadway between 13th and 20th streets (6 - 10a.m.)

Telegraph Avenue between 14th and 20th streets (6 - 10 a.m.)

14th Street between Franklin and Clay streets (6 - 10 a.m.)

College Avenue between Keith and Claremont (6 - 9:30 a.m.)

Keith Avenue between College Avenue and Broadway (6 - 9:30 a.m.)

Harrison between 19th and 20th (5 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

19th Street between Webster and Lakeside (5 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

10th Street between 2nd Ave and Fallon (8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

 

Partial road closures in direction noted (N/B=northbound, E/B=eastbound, S/B=southbound, W/B=westbound):

Clay Street (N/B) from 14th to 17th (7 - 10 a.m.)

16th Street (E/B) from Clay to Telegraph (7 - 10 a.m.)

19th Street (W/B) from Telegraph to Rashida Muhammed (7 - 10 a.m.)

Rashida Muhammed (N/B) from 19th to William (9 - 9:45 a.m.)

William (E/B) from Rashida Muhammed to Telegraph (9 - 9:45 a.m.)

19th Street (E/B) from Telegraph to Broadway (7 - 10 a.m.)

Broadway (N/B) from 20th Street to Piedmont Avenue (7:15 - 8:30 a.m.)

Piedmont Avenue (N/B) from Broadway to 41st Street (7:15 - 8:45 a.m.)

41st Street (W/B) from Piedmont to Telegraph avenues (7:15 - 9 a.m.)

Telegraph Avenue (N/B) from 41st to 51st streets (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

51st Street (E/B) from Telegraph to Broadway (7:30 - 9:15 a.m.)

Broadway (N/B) from 51st Street to College (7:30 - 9:15 a.m.)

College Avenue (N/B) from Broadway to Keith (7:30 - 9:15 a.m.)

Broadway (N/B) from Keith to Lake Temescal (7:45 - 9:45 a.m.)

Broadway Terrace (N/B) from Lake Temescal to Duncan Way (7:45 - 10 a.m.)

Duncan Way (E/B) from Broadway Terrace to Fernwood (7:45 – 10 a.m.)

Fernwood Drive (E/B) from Duncan Way to Mountain Boulevard (7:45 - 10:15 a.m.)

Mountain Boulevard (E/B) from Fernwood to Moraga Avenue (8 - 10:15 a.m.)

Moraga Avenue (W/B) from Mountain to La Salle Avenue (8 - 10:15 a.m.)

La Salle Avenue (S/B) from Moraga to Trafalgar Place (8 - 10:30 a.m.)

Trafalgar Place (E/B) from La Salle to Park Boulevard (8 - 10:30 a.m.)

Monterey Boulevard (E/B) from Park to Lincoln Way (8 - 10:45 a.m.)

Lincoln Way (S/B) from Monterey to Lincoln Avenue (8 - 10:45 a.m.)

Lincoln Avenue (S/B) from Lincoln Way to MacArthur (8:10 - 11 a.m.)

MacArthur (E/B) from Lincoln Avenue to Maple (8:15 - 11:15 a.m.)

Maple (S/B) from MacArthur to School (8:15 - 11:30 a.m.)

School (W/B) from Maple to Coolidge Ave (8:15 - 11:30 a.m.)

Coolidge Avenue (S/B) from School to Foothill (8:25 - 11:45 a.m.)

Foothill Boulevard (W/B) from Coolidge to 33rd Street (8:25 - 11:45 a.m.)

33rd Street (S/B) from Foothill to Farnham (8:25 - 11:45 a.m.)

Farnham (E/B) from 33rd to 34th Street (8:25 - 11:45 a.m.)

34th Street (S/B) from Farnham to International (8:25 – 11:45 a.m.)

International Boulevard (W/B) from 34th Street to 4th Avenue (8:25 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)

4th Avenue (S/B) from International Boulevard to 10th Street (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

10th Street (W/B) from 4th Avenue to Webster (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Webster Street (S/B) from 10th to 3rd (8:40 - 12:45 p.m.) (Right lanes open to traffic)

3rd Street (E/B) to Adeline from Webster (8:40 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Filbert (N/B) from 3rd Street to 5th Street (8:40 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

5th Street (E/B) from Filbert to Chestnut Street (8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Chestnut (S/B) from 5th to 3rd streets (8:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

Adeline (N/B) from 3rd to 7th streets (8:50 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

7th Street (W/B) from Adeline to Mandela Parkway (8:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Mandela Parkway (N/B) from 7th to 32nd (8:55 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

32nd Street (E/B) from Mandela to Hannah (8:55 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

Hannah (S/B) from 32nd St to 28th (9 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.)

28th Street (E/B) from Hannah to West Street (9:05 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

West Street (N/B) from 28th to 29th streets (9:05 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

29th Street (E/B) from West to MLK streets (9:05 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

MLK Street (N/B) from 29th Street to 30th Street (9:10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

30th Street (E/B) from MLK to Telegraph Streets (9:10 - 2:15 p.m.)

Telegraph (N/B) from 30th to 27th Streets (9:10 - 2:15 pm.) (Telegraph S/B will be a two lane road)

27th Street (E/B) from Telegraph to Harrison streets (9:05 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

Harrison Street (S/B) from 27th Street to Grand Avenue (9:10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

Grand Avenue (E/B) from Harrison to Lake Merritt pathway (9:10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Grand Avenue (E/B) from Euclid to El Embarcadero (9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

El Embarcadero (E/B) from Grand to Lakeshore avenues (9:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Lakeshore Ave. (S/B) (9:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

Lake Merritt Blvd from 12th Street to Lakeside Drive (9:20 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.)

Lakeside Drive (N/B) from 14th to 19th streets (9:25 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

 

5K and Half Marathon partial road closures in direction noted:

20th Street (W/B) from San Pablo to MLK (7:30 - 9 a.m.) – 5K only

Grand Avenue (E/B) from Broadway to MLK (8 - 9:45 a.m.)

Martin Luther King Jr. Way (S/B) from Grand to 9th Street (7:45 - 9:45 a.m.)

11th Street (E/B) from MLK to 2nd Ave. (7:45 - 10:25 a.m.)

Oak Street (N/B) from 11th Street to Lakeside (7:45 - 10:25 a.m.) – 5K only

2nd Ave (S/B) from 11th to 10th streets (8:10 - 8:25 a.m.)

The 2012 Oakland Running Festival attracted 8,200 runners from 40 states and 6 countries. An estimated $3 million in revenue was generated for local hotels, restaurants, retailers, transportation companies and entertainment venues. In addition to injecting dollars into the local economy, the festival introduces visitors to Oakland’s diverse neighborhoods and scenic beauty.

Hosted by the City of Oakland, the Oakland Running Festival is produced and fully funded by Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE), which also produces the renowned Baltimore Running Festival. CSE reimburses the City for all police services provided in conjunction with the festival.

Motorists may report traffic concerns related to the Oakland Running Festival by calling Jim MacIlvaine at (510) 238-2933 or via email tojimmac@oaklandnet.com.

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