LA Marathon: Freeway ramps and streets closed for the race


In the file photo, runners move past an Oscars statue already in place for the 2022 Academy Awards along Hollywood Boulevard during the 2022 Los Angeles Marathon Sunday, March 20, 2022. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

The 38th Los Angeles Marathon on March 19, sponsored by Asics, unfolds between its starting line at Dodger Stadium to its finish line in Century City, and numerous freeway ramps and streets will be closed.

The finish line has a slight change this year due to construction of a new Metro Station in Century City.  Participants will not round the corner from Santa Monica Boulevard onto Avenue of the Stars, as in past years, but run across the finish line on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Here are the freeway ramps and street closures to be aware of on March 18-19. Motorists should anticipate delays, plan ahead and choose alternate routes.

The Freeways

Caltrans is scheduled to close the following freeway ramps and turn lanes of US Route 101, State Route-110 and Interstate 405 on from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19. Closures may start or end later. For real time freeway traffic information, go to the Caltrans Quickmap:

Northbound SR-110

– Temple Street off-ramp

– Hill Street/Stadium Way off-ramp

Southbound SR-110

– Figueroa Street/Sunset Boulevard off-ramp

– Stadium Way off-ramp

– Hill Street off-ramp

Northbound US-101

– Spring Street off-ramp

– Grand Avenue off-ramp

– Glendale Boulevard/Echo Park Avenue off-ramp

– Sunset/Hollywood boulevards off-ramp

– Left-turn lane of Gower Street off-ramp

– Right-turn lane of Highland Avenue off-ramp

Southbound US-101

– Broadway off-ramp

– Temple off-ramp

– Sunset/Hollywood boulevards off-ramp

– Right-turn lane of Gower Street

– Right-turn lane of Vine Street

– Highland Avenue off-ramp

– Academy Road off-ramp to Amador Street on-ramp lane closure

Northbound I-405

– Westbound Wilshire Boulevard off-ramp

Southbound I-405

– Left-turn land of Santa Monica Boulevard off-ramp

– Wilshire Boulevard off-ramp

The Streets

Street closures begin at 4 a.m. Sunday. The marathon’s course is closed to vehicular traffic for six hours and 30 minutes beginning after the last runner has crossed the start line at Dodger Stadium..

Street Closures

4-9 a.m.: Elysian Park Avenue — between Dodger Stadium and Sunset Boulevard4-9:20 a.m.: Sunset Boulevard — between Park Avenue and Figueroa Street4-9:32 a.m.: Cesar Chavez Avenue — between Bunker Hill and Alameda Street4-9:35 a.m.: Broadway — between Cesar Chavez Avenue and Alpine Street4-9:35 a.m.: Alpine Street — between Hill and Alameda streets4-9:35 a.m.: Spring Street — between College and First streets4-9:50 a.m.: First Street — between Hope and San Pedro streets4-9:50 a.m.: Los Angeles Street — between Temple and Fifth streets4-9:50 a.m.: Fourth Street — between Los Angeles and Main streets4-9:50 a.m.: Main Street — between Fifth and Temple streets4-9:50 a.m.: Third Street — between San Pedro and Hill streets4-9:50 a.m.: Hill Street — between Fourth and Temple streets4-10:05 a.m.: First Street — between San Pedro and Hope streets4-10:05 a.m.: Grand Avenue — between Cesar Chavez Avenue and Second Street4-10:20 a.m.: Temple Street — between Alameda Street and Glendale Boulevard4-10:20 a.m.: Edgeware Road — between Temple and Boston streets4-10:20 a.m.: Bellevue Avenue — between Sunset and Glendale boulevards4-10:40 a.m.: Glendale Boulevard — between Temple Street and Sunset Boulevard4-11:10 a.m.: Sunset Boulevard — between Echo Park and Virgil avenues4 a.m.-noon: Hollywood Boulevard — between Hillhurst and La Brea avenues4 a.m.-noon: Orange Avenue — between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards5 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Sunset Boulevard — between Highland Avenue and Doheny Drive5 a.m.-1 p.m.: San Vicente Boulevard — between Sunset Boulevard and Melrose Avenue5 a.m.-1 p.m.: Santa Monica Boulevard — between La Cienega Boulevard and Sierra Drive5 a.m.-1 p.m.: Doheny Drive — between Nemo Street and Wilshire Boulevard5 a.m.-1 p.m.: Burton Way — between Robertson Boulevard and Rexford Drive5 a.m.-1 p.m.: South Santa Monica Boulevard — between Rexford Drive and Moreno Boulevard5 a.m.-1 p.m.: Rodeo Drive — between Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards5 a.m.-1 p.m.: Wilshire Boulevard — between Beverly Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard5 a.m.-6 p.m.: Santa Monica Boulevard (westbound and eastbound lanes) — between Wilshire and Sepulveda boulevards5 a.m.-2:45 p.m.: Sepulveda Boulevard — between Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards5 a.m.-2:20 p.m.: Wilshire Boulevard (westbound and eastbound lanes) — between Sepulveda Boulevard and Barrington Avenue5 a.m.-5 p.m.: San Vicente Boulevard — between Wilshire Boulevard and Saltaire Avenue

Additional closures on March 18-19

8 a.m. March 18 to 8 p.m. March 19: Avenue of the Stars between Santa Monica and Constellation boulevards.

9 p.m. March 18 to 6 p.m. March 19: Santa Monica Boulevard between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East

8 a.m. March 18 to 8 p.m. March 19: Century Park East between Santa Monica and Constellation boulevards

3-8 p.m. March 19: Century Park East between Constellation and Olympic boulevards

For residents in local neighborhoods immediately affected in Los Angeles, Hollywood and West Hollywood, check information here:

West Hollywood

Parking will be prohibited along the marathon route. No parking signs will be posted prior to the event. Spectators looking for parking during the marathon in West Hollywood will find a directory of municipal lots and parking structures online. Find parking options here:

Streets closed from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. in West Hollywood:

– Sunset Boulevard — between Marmont Lane and Clark Street/north San Vicente Boulevard ( (the route enters the City of West Hollywood from the City of Los Angeles west along Sunset Boulevard from Marmont Lane, just west of North Crescent Heights Boulevard)

– North San Vicente Boulevard — between Sunset Boulevard and Melrose Avenue

– Santa Monica Boulevard — between La Cienega Boulevard and North Doheny DriveNorth Doheny Drive — between Santa Monica and Beverly boulevards

– The marathon route exits the City of West Hollywood along North Doheny Drive at Beverly Boulevard to the City of Beverly Hills

For more information on street closures in West Hollywood, Event Services Division, 323-848-6495. Details about the marathon between miles 14 and 15 in West Hollywood:

Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hills segment of the marathon, miles 16-17, enters at Doheny Drive, and participants run west on Burton Way to Rodeo Drive, then south on Rodeo to Wilshire Boulevard, then west to Santa Monica Boulevard.

Streets closed from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Beverly Hills:

Doheny Drive — between North Santa Monica Boulevard and Burton WayBurton Way — between Doheny Drive and South Santa Monica BoulevardSouth Santa Monica Boulevard — between Rexford and Rodeo drivesRodeo Drive — between South Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevardsWilshire Boulevard — between Rodeo Drive and South Santa Monica BoulevardSouth Santa Monica Boulevard — between Wilshire Boulevard and Moreno Drive

Also, there will be a detour in effect until 5 p.m. March 19 on the western border of Beverly Hills at Wilshire and North Santa Monica boulevards and also at Moreno Drive and South Santa Monica Boulevard.

Beverly Hills Police Department and detour message boards will direct motorists around the route in the city (Beverly Hills Facebook: Updates may be posted on Beverly Hills Facebook:

For updates on street closure on race day itself, from 5 a.m.-1 p.m., call the City of Beverly Hills Hotline: 310-550-4680.

Details on the route in Beverly Hills, street closures:

Finish line

The Finish Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. is at 2000 Avenue of the Stars. Spectator parking at the Century Park parking garage, 2049 Century Park East (parking garage is only accessible from westbound Olympic Avenue). Details on the festival:

Race results and photos will be posted here:

Details on the LA Marathon:

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