Portland Marathon to close roads, bridges

FILE - Runners at the starting line of the Portland Marathon in October 2012. (KOIN 6 News)
FILE - Runners at the starting line of the Portland Marathon in October 2012. (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Drivers and public transportation users should be prepared for road closures and delays for Sunday’s 43rd annual Portland Marathon.

The race kicks off at 6 a.m. at Southwest 4th Avenue and Taylor Street in downtown Portland. It winds its way across the Broadway Bridge into the inner eastside, then north to the St. Johns Bridge and back across to the westside. It then heads back south through Northwest Portland, ending downtown at the Multnomah County Justice Center.

The following bridges will be partially closed:

–    St. Johns:  The southside — Bridge Ave. from Hwy 30 to the bridge  — will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  One lane in each direction on the bridge will remain open to traffic. Bridge access will be from North side Germantown Rd ramp.

–    Broadway:  Eastbound lanes will be closed from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.

–    Morrison: Westbound lanes from 6 a.m. -8:45 a.m.

–    Burnside: Westbound lanes from 6:30 a.m. -8 a.m.

The following downtown roads will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

–    SW 4th Ave. from SW Columbia to SW Taylor
–    SW 3rd Ave. from SW Columbia to SW Taylor
–    SW Main & SW Madison from SW 3rd to SW 5th
–    SW Salmon & SW Taylor from Naito to SW 5th
–    Southbound lanes from NW Couch to SW Salmon
–    Northwest Couch between Broadway and Naito

The following eastside roads will be closed:

–    N Willamette Blvd from 7:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
–    N Greeley southbound closed from Killingsworth to Interstate from 7:30 a.m. -2 p.m.
–    N Interstate southbound closed from Greeley to Broadway Bridge from 7:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, TriMet says MAX riders can expect delays of up to 15 minutes in the downtown area. The following bus routes will also be detoured: 4, 6, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 33, 35, 44, 54, 56, 72 and 77.

For a complete list of road closures click here. For the latest TriMet alerts and updates, click here.

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