Here are the roads that will be closed on Sunday

SAN DIEGO If you’ve driven, biked, or walked around San Diego in the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen signs warning of imminent road closures for the upcoming rock ‘n’ roll marathon.

Sunday’s race will close off major parts of various San Diego neighborhoods, including North Park, Normal Heights, Hillcrest and Balboa Park.

More than 20,000 runners and more than 100,000 spectators are expected, so knowing where to avoid traffic should be a top priority for pedestrians and motorists.

The following are the alternative road closures and tracks offered by the organizers for race day:

  1. Road closing area: North Adams and Mountain View

time: 5:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Alternative route:

Exit: Use the WB Access Pass on Mt View. Turn left at Park. Turn right on Washington Street to
Get to SB SR-163 or use NB Texas St to get to I-8.

INBOUND: Get closer with WB Adams Ave. Turn right onto Mountain View to enter the WB access lane. Turn right on Adams to continue to the car.

2. Road closing area: normal heights

time: 5:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Alternative route:

Going: North El Cajon Blvd – Travel toward Bancroft St and turn onto WB Madison Ave. Turn right
NB I-805 or turn right to enter SB I-805 or go south on Bancroft Street, turn right on Meade, left on Illinois St. Then left at El Cajon Blvd to enter SBI-805. South of El Cajon Blvd – Drive towards EB El Cajon Blvd. Turn left to enter NB I-805 or turn left to enter SBI-805.

INBOUND: From SB I-805, exit toward Madison Ave/Adams Ave. Turn left on Ohio Street.

To get inside NORTHEAST OF EL CAJON and I-805: turn left on Meade, left on Bancroft, and continue north. To get inland south of Cajon, continue south on Ohio Street after 9 a.m. The ramp from I-805 to El Cajon will open.

3. Road closing area: North Park/University Heights

time: 5:30 AM – 11 AM

Alternative route:

Go: Travel toward Texas St and head north on Texas St to I-8 E/W. INBOUND: Use I-8
To Texas Street Turn south on Texas Street to enter the area.

4. Road closing area: S North Park – East Florida / South University

time: 5:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Alternative route:

Going: Travel toward Alabama Avenue, turn south. Turn right at Morley Field Dr, turn right at Park
Blvd, left on Robinson and then left to enter SB SR-163 or from Morley Field Dr, turn left onto Park Blvd and continue south. Turn right to enter SB I-5 or continue south, turn right on B St, turn right at 11th St to enter NB I-5.

INBOUND: Use SB SR-163 and exit onto Park Blvd, then turn left on Park Blvd to enter the area.

After 8:15 AM: Use EB Robinson Ave to enter the area.

5. Road closing area: Hillcrest – Southern University / West Florida

time: 5:30 AM – 11 AM

Alternative route:

Going: Drive toward Robinson Ave to enter SB SR-163 or use Park Blvd south and turn right onto
Enter SB I-5 or continue south, turn right on B St, right at 11th St to enter NB I-5.

INBOUND: Use SB SR-163 and exit onto Park Blvd. Turn left on Park Blvd to enter the area.

After 8:00 a.m., Sixth Avenue will reopen to cross traffic on Robinson Street and Laurel Street.

6. Road closing area: Mission Hills

time: 5:30 AM – 11 AM

Alternative route:

Go: SB traveled at Lark St. Continue west to enter I-5 north or south.

INBOUND: Use SB SR-163.
Exit 6th Street, turn right on Fifth Street, turn left on Washington Street or I-5, exit Washington Street, turn north onto San Diego Street, turn right onto Pringle Street, left on Washington Street and even left In Lark Street to enter the area.

7. Road closing area: San Diego River Road

time: 5:30 AM – 11 AM

Alternative route: Enter I-5 through Old Town to exit the area and head north.

8. Road closing area: Sunset Cliffs / Sea World Drive

time: 5:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Alternative route:

INBOUND: All westbound/southbound access will remain open.

Go: To get out of the area, use W.Point Loma Blvd.

9. Road closing area: Friar Road / Mission Valley

time: 6 AM – 1:15 PM

Alternative route: To get to the shopping center, use SB Frazee Road to Mission Center Road. For WB Friars, use 163 NB ext to Genesse Ave to SB Ulrich.

10. Road closing area: Friar Road / Mission Valley

time: 5:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Alternative route: For easy access to the downtown area and beyond, use the Harbor Dr. Pacific Highway or Imperial Blvd for I-5 access or SR-94 for East/West access. Expect delays and heavy traffic near the waterfront.

11. Road closing area: Arrival at the airport

time: The whole day

Alternative route: Use I-5 to and from San Diego International Airport.

The event consists of three races, 5 kilometres, a half marathon and a marathon, each with different courses that are navigated through different areas of the city.

Registration for this event is still open and can be done here.

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