O'Farrell Advises Constituents of Street Closures for LA Marathon

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 ASICS LA Marathon will trek along a similar route to last year, going from downtown’s Dodger Stadium to the Pacific coast. The race begins on Sunday, March 9 at 6:00 a.m. for hand cycles, 6:55 a.m. for wheelchairs, 7:10 a.m. for elite women’s field, and 7:25 a.m. for all other participants.

Various streets along the marathon route will be closed by 3:15 a.m. on March 9, 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 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

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation will begin to strictly enforce a restricted, no-parking policy for the marathon.

“I urge my constituents to familiarize yourself with a way in and out of your community before the weekend begins,” said O’Farrell. “Please share the news about the closures with your family and networks. Please pack a lot of patience on Sunday morning, especially those of you attending religious services over the weekend.”

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.

For updated traffic info, please see the LADOT website.

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