Carlsbad roads closed Jan. 23 for big race

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad has announced some road closures until 2 p.m. Jan. 23, scheduled during the Carlsbad Marathon.
The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon are scheduled for Jan. 23 and expect 2,000 spectators and more than 10,000 runners and walkers. City officials remind residents that several city streets will be closed from approximately 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on race day including:
— Marron Road between Monroe Street and Jefferson Street
— Monroe Street between Marron Road and Carlsbad Village Drive
— Jefferson Street between Marron Road and Laguna Drive
— Laguna Drive between Jefferson Street and State Street
— State Street between Laguna Drive and Carlsbad Boulevard
— Carlsbad Boulevard between the north city limits at Buena Vista Lagoon to the south city limits at La Costa Avenue
— Palomar Airport Road between Carlsbad Boulevard and El Camino Real (both lanes from Carlsbad Boulevard to Avenida Encinas then eastbound lanes only from Avenida Encinas to El Camino Real)
— Avenida Encinas between Cannon Road and Palomar Airport Road
— Poinsettia Lane between Avenida Encinas and Carlsbad Boulevard
— Camino Vida Roble between Palomar Oaks Way (south) and Palomar Airport Road
— Palomar Oaks Way south of Palomar Airport Road (entire roadway)
— I-5 at Palomar Airport Road both northbound and southbound off-ramps and southbound on-ramp closed
The Carlsbad Police Department and volunteers will assist cars needing to get in or out of closed or partially closed areas, when safety allows. Those who need to get in or out of the race area during the event can do so on a nearby street not affected by race-day closures.
The Carlsbad Marathon begins and ends at the Westfield Plaza Camino Real shopping center. The race course runs from the mall to Carlsbad Boulevard and continues as far south as La Costa Avenue. The marathon also runs inland along Palomar Airport Road as far east as El Camino Real. The 26.2-mile marathon race starts at 6 a.m. and the half-marathon begins at 7:30 a.m.
Visit the event’s website at www.carlsbadmarathon.com for detailed route maps and additional road closure information.
For more information, call (760) 692-2900.

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