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Friday, September 19, 2014

L.A. Marathon runners and tow trucks to descend on Echo Park & Silver Lake

Estimated street reopening times in green/L.A. Marathon

The estimated 24,000 runners that will  pass through Echo Park and Silver Lake for Sunday morning’s L.A. Marathon will be preceded by a large pack of parking enforcement officers and tow truck drivers ready to ticket and scoop up any car or truck left on Sunset Boulevard and other sections of the course. Early morning drivers and bus riders should also prepare for street closures and detours, which begin as early as 4 a.m. near the marathon start at Dodger Stadium, and the shut down of some freeway exits and entrances, including the 101 Freeway offramps at Echo Park Avenue and Temple Street .  Most marathon-related road closures are expected to be lifted by about 11 a.m. across Echo Park and Silver Lake.

In addition to the marathon course, sections of some nearby streets, including Alvarado Street in Echo Park and Griffith Park Boulevard in Silver Lake, will also be closed off and limited to “local access,” meaning those who live or work on the street.  How would residents and  workers get beyond those barricades?  An L.A. Marathon guide suggests that you “slowly approach” traffic officers and “kindly ask them for access.”  Good luck.

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6 comments

  1. Looking forward to the one day a year we can run in the middle of street!

  2. Looking forward to the one day a year we can run in the middle of street!

  3. You can run in the middle of the street for “Cyclavia”. And that is multiple times a year. Run, cycle, skate, strollers. And if you time it right, you can cycle/run on blocked off sunset blvd. right before the echo park parade.

    • ok its that one time of the year you can run the 26.2 mile marathon route from dodger stadium to the beach. why you gotta go and be a turd and go correcting what you knew i meant?

      • Does not sound like “67 was being a turd at all !
        It just sounds as if a suggestion is being made to you where you can actually have run of the streets for few hours a year .
        Lighten up , don’t take it so personal.

        • kiljoy you are a similar styled turd who posts replies only to correct someones comment. What is wrong with you people? Weirdos.

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