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Chicago Marathon Street Closures

Dear Neighbor,

 

As you know, the 37th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place this Sunday, October 12th, beginning at 7:20 am. As approximately 45,000 runners will be racing through the streets of Chicago in one of the premier running events in the world, there will be extensive street closures throughout the City. It is anticipated that traffic will be heavily congested in surrounding side streets during, and for a short period after, the marathon. 

 

While the Chicago Police Department has allocated significant resources to assist in traffic management and to ensure safety, please walk or take public transportation on Sunday, and allow extra time for travel.  


The following provides an overview of the expected street closures that will be in effect throughout the 43rd Ward.  These streets will be marked with "No Parking" signage in the affected areas, which will be clearly posted.  However, please note that the Chicago Police Department may implement "rolling closures" on an as-needed basis to ensure the safety of spectators and participants alike.  Residents are strongly encourage to use caution when making travel plans during the time that the Marathon is taking place, as travel options will be limited.

To view a full list of street closures throughout the City, please click here

 

Towing begins along the following streets in and around the 43rd Ward at 1 a.m. on Sunday, October 12:

  • LaSalle St. from Jackson Blvd. to Stockton Dr.
  • Clark St. from Diversey Pkwy. to Webster Ave.
  • Webster Ave. from Clark St. to Sedgwick St.
  • North Ave. from Sedgwick St. to Wells St.
Please remove vehicles to another location off the course by Saturday, October 11, and be aware of "No Parking" signage posted on your street. 

 

Approximate Street Closure and Re-Opening Times in the 43rd Ward:

 

Street closures along the route will occur between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. City streets will re-open promptly as the final runners pass through. The Chicago Police Department will be responsible for closing and re-opening streets and will do so in a manner ensuring runner and spectator safety. 

 

Mile 3/4/5: LaSalle St. from Jackson Blvd. to Stockton Dr.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 9:30 a.m.

Mile 6: Stockton Dr. from LaSalle Dr. to Fullerton Dr.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 10:45 a.m.

Mile 6: Fullerton Dr. from Stockton Dr. to Cannon Dr.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 10:45 a.m.

Mile 7: Cannon Dr. from Fullerton Dr. to Sheridan Rd.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 10:45 a.m.

Mile 10: Clark St. from Diversey Pkwy. to Webster Ave.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 11 a.m.

Mile 10: Webster Ave. from Clark St. to Sedgwick St.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 11 a.m.

Mile 10: Sedgwick St. from Webster Ave. to North Ave.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 12 p.m.

Mile 11: North Ave. from Sedgwick St. to Wells St.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 12 p.m.

Mile 11/12: Wells St. from North Ave. to Hubbard St.

  • Anticipated closure: 7 a.m.
  • Anticipated opening: 12 p.m.

Available Race Day Routes:

 

The following routes are scheduled to be open, however, additional streets may be closed by the Chicago Police Department or Bank of America Chicago Marathon officials if deemed necessary. 

  • Clybourn Ave. will remain open.
  • Lincoln Ave. north of Sedgwick St. will remain open.
  • Clark St. north of Diversey Pkwy. will remain open.
  • North and southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive will remain open.
  • North and southbound lanes of Inner Lake Shore Drive will remain open from Diversey Pkwy. to Belmont Ave. Access to Lake Shore Drive will remain open at Belmont Ave.
Should you have any questions regarding street closures, feel free to call my office at 773-348-9500 or the marathon office at 312-904-9800.

Good luck to all the runners! I hope to see many of you along the course cheering on the athletes!

Sincerely,

Michele Signature

 Michele Smith

 43rd Ward Alderman