Road closures for Grandma’s Marathon eventsRoads will be closed throughout the area for Grandma's Marathon.
Traffic advisory for Friday, June 19: William A. Irvin 5K
Harbor Drive, behind the DECC will be closed to traffic starting at 3 p.m.
Railroad Street from Harbor Drive to Garfield Avenue will close to traffic for the William Irvin 5K on Friday night starting at 5:40 p.m. Roadways should reopen by approximately 7:30 p.m.
Parking will not be allowed on Railroad Street or Harbor Drive. Please observe the posted signs. Parking is encouraged in the Bayfront lots and downtown.
Traffic advisory for Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20: Marathon and half Marathon
At 2 p.m. on Friday Canal Park Drive from Railroad Street to Buchanan Street will be closed for Grandma’s finish line set up. This roadway will remain closed to automobile traffic until after the Grandma’s Marathon finish on Saturday.
Scenic Highway 61, along the lake between Two Harbors and Duluth, will be closed to traffic at 4:30 a.m.
Lakewood, Homestead, Ryan and McQuade roads will be closed from the Highway 61 to Scenic Highway 61 at 4:30 a.m. London Road will be closed at 6 a.m.
Superior Street from 12th Avenue East to Fifth Avenue West, will be closed at 6:15 a.m.
Harbor Drive, Commerce Street, Lake Place Drive and Canal Park will be closed at 6:30 a.m.
Parking is not allowed on the race course. Please observe the posted “No Parking Signs.” Violators will be towed.
In the Canal Park area parking is encouraged at the Bayfront lots. Access to those parking lots will be from Railroad Street. Railroad Street may be accessed either by Fifth Avenue West or Garfield Avenue.
Traffic to and from Park Point will encounter long delays Friday evening and Saturday. During the marathon, the only way motorists will be able to reach Park Point and the Canal Park area will be from Fifth Avenue West to Railroad Street or Garfield Avenue to Railroad Street. An officer there will then direct traffic along the detour route to reach the Park Point and the Canal Park area without crossing the race course.
Northbound traffic on I-35 will be diverted onto Mesaba Avenue to Second Street, continuing to 12th Avenue East, then south to Superior Street, and continuing east. This detour will begin at 6 a.m.
The northbound lane of I-35 will be closed at 6 a.m. from Mesaba Avenue to 26th Avenue East. The southbound lane of I-35 from 21st and 26th avenues east will be closed at 4:30 a.m.
The freeway, and other roadways closed for the Marathon will reopen at approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
Motorists should slow down and be alert to special signing and lane closures on Highway 61 just south of Two Harbors.