By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL
Echo Park is Mile 6 and Silver Lake is Mile 7 in the Los Angeles Marathon, which will pass through the neighborhoods on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14. The first group of marathoners (those in wheelchairs and handcycles) head out of Dodger Stadium at 6:30 a.m. If you want to avoid getting your car towed or missing a bus, you should be aware of the numerous streets that will be closed on Sunday, with closures beginning as early as 4 a.m. In addition, there were also be numerous streets that will be open only to residents.
Most streets should reopen by about noon.
Some freeway ramps will also be closed between 4 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. In addition, Metro and Dash bus services will be halted or detoured during the marathon. Metro said, “Regular service on some lines will be restored as the race progresses, but full service on all lines is not expected to resume until the early evening hours.”
Finally, here are a few good spots to watch the runners in Echo Park and Silver Lake:
- Clinton Stairway above Echo Park Lake
- Coronado Terrace above Sunset Boulevard
- Bellevue and Edgeware Road in Angeleno Heights
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