LA marathon route: Road closures on Sunday that affect motorists

The Los Angeles Marathon will take place on Sunday and will force the closure of numerous roads and freeway entrances along the 42.2 mile route from Dodger Stadium to Century City.

The race starts at 6:30 am and will take most of the estimated 15,000 runners three to five hours to complete.

The morning is expected to be dominated by low clouds and fog, with temperatures in the low to mid-50s and light drizzle, said David Gomberg, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Conditions are expected to brighten by morning, with temperatures approaching mid-1960s around noon, he said.

Those not participating in or watching the marathon should avoid Sunset Boulevard outside of West Hollywood. Runners will run from Dodger Stadium on Sunset from Innes Avenue to Figueroa Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunset will also be closed from 4:00 am to 11:10 am from Echo Park Avenue to Virgil Avenue and 5:00 am to 12:45 pm from Highland Avenue to Doheny Drive.

Portions of many major downtown streets will be closed from 4am to 10am or so, including Cesar Chavez Avenue, Broadway, Spring Street, Los Angeles Street, Main Street, Temple Street, Grand Avenue, and others.

With the race not ending in Santa Monica but heading back to Century City through West LA, iconic thoroughfares such as Santa Monica Boulevard, San Vicente Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard, Rodeo Drive, Sepulveda Boulevard, and Doheny Drive will be closed in the early afternoon.

Streets closed until 5:00 p.m. are Santa Monica Boulevard – in both directions – from Wilshire to Sepulveda and San Vicente from Wilshire to Saltair Avenue.

The freeway exits on the north and south 110 Freeway around Dodger Stadium will be closed from 3 a.m. to about 9:30 a.m., as will the freeway exits on the north and south 101 Freeway through downtown and Hollywood from 3 a.m. to 12 noon. The southbound departures on Freeway 405 on Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard are closed all morning and afternoon.

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