Street closures were announced Wednesday for the 32nd annual Los Angeles Marathon this Sunday, while Metro said it will be increasing rail service to Santa Monica near the finish line.
The 26.2-mile Skechers Performance LA Marathon will travel from Dodger Stadium starting at 6:30 a.m. to Santa Monica.
Streets along the marathon route will be closed by 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, then re-open as early as 10:15 a.m. Sunday, depending on the location.
The city’s transportation department will be enforcing a no-parking policy for some streets on the route.
A detailed course map with street closures and the full route is available at www.lamarathon.com or trafficinfo.lacity.org
The cities of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica will likely institute additional street closures.
This is the first year that direct Metro rail service to the marathon finish line will be available due to the Expo Line extension into downtown Santa Monica that opened in May 2016. Metro said it will be increasing service to every nine minutes with three-car trains to accommodate the expected spike in riders.
The finish line for the marathon is Ocean Avenue and California Avenue, roughly six blocks from the Downtown Santa Monica stop on the Expo line.
Metro also advised that due to street closures for the race, many bus routes will be detoured and riders should allow for extra time for their commute.
—City News Service
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