LOS ANGELES -- Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell urged his constituents to be aware of a major event scheduled to take place this weekend that will force the closure of Sunset Boulevard and many of its north-south arteries.

The 26.2-mile Skechers Performance LA Marathon will trek along a similar route to previous years, going from downtown’s Dodger Stadium to the Pacific coast. The race begins on Sunday, February 14 at 6:30 a.m for Wheelchairs, 6:32 a.m. for Handcranks, 6:45 a.m. for Elite Women’s field, and 7:00 a.m. for all other participants.

“I urge my constituents to familiarize yourself with the parking restrictions, as well as alternate routes in your community before the weekend begins,” said O’Farrell. “Please share this information with your family and friends, especially those of who might be attending religious services over the weekend.”

Various streets along the marathon route will be closed by 3:15 a.m. on February 14, then  reopen as early as 10:15 a.m., depending on the location. Streets will reopen by region because of the size and complexity of the event route. The LA Marathon route will be posted on the LADOT's Traffic Info website.

The following CD13 streets will be closed between the hours of 4 a.m. and 10 a.m.:

Alvarado Street, from Glendale Blvd to Temple St.

Griffith Park Blvd, from Effie St to Sunset Blvd.

Santa Monica Blvd, from Sunset Blvd to Hoover St/Myra Ave.

Fountain Ave., from Myra Ave to Virgil Ave.

Hillhurst Ave, from Franklin Ave to Hollywood Blvd.

Vermont Ave, from Franklin Ave to Sunset Blvd.

Normandie Ave, from Franklin Ave. to Sunset Blvd.

Western Ave., from Franklin Ave to Sunset Blvd

Wilton Pl., from Franklin Ave to Sunset Blvd

Gower St., from Franklin Ave to Sunset Blvd

Vine St., from Franklin Ave to Sunset Blvd

Cahuenga Blvd., from Franklin Ave to Sunset Blvd

Highland Ave., from Franklin Ave to Sunset Blvd

La Brea Ave., from Franklin Ave to Sunset Blvd

LADOT will begin to strictly enforce a restricted, no-parking policy for the marathon.  Vehicles will be towed to the Official Police Garage (OPG) servicing those respective areas, at the request of the Department of Transportation.

Motorists are advised to call (213) 485-4184 and select option 2 or check the OPG website at www.opglaviic.com to locate and redeem vehicles.

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