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.