Philadelphia Marathon Closes Main Street, Other Roads Sunday

Annual city marathon set for Nov. 18

Sunday morning, the City of Philadelphia will closes 26.2 miles of roadway to accomadate the Philadelphia Marathon, including stretches of Manayunk and Roxborough.

The Office of the City Representative announced closures and delays expected for the 19th annual race set for Nov. 18. Although some Center City roadways will be impacted all weekend, local Manayunk and Roxborough streets should only endure Sunday morning inconveniences. 

According to a news release, the following local streets will be closed at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday and will reopen, as runners pass through the race course. 

  • Main Street, Ridge Avenue to Green Lane
  • Ridge Avenue, Schoolhouse Lane to Manayunk Avenue 
  • Martin Luther King Drive
  • Kelly Drive 
  • The Falls Bridge 

This means highway access in the Manayunk-Roxborough area will be restricted to the Green Lane/Belmont Avenue entrance on I-76. 

"Motorists and pedestrians can expect significant delays when trying to cross roads on or adjacent to the course. Police will allow traffic through intersections along the course, when possible, depending on the flow of the race participants. All streets that are not a part of the official marathon race route will be reopened by at least 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 18," the news release said.

Visit the marathon's website for more information.


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