Street closures, bus changes this Sunday for Oakland Running Festival
on March 22, 2012
It’s time for the annual Oakland Running Festival, and that means that some streets throughout the city will be closed on Sunday, March 25, to make way for the marathon and the other race courses. The festival is expected to attract 8,000 runners.
Here is a partial list of some of the main road closures that are planned.
Between 6 am and approximately 10 am, the following streets will be closed in both directions:
Broadway between 13th and 20th Streets
Telegraph Avenue between 14th and 20th Streets
14th Street between Franklin and Clay
College Avenue between Keith and Claremont
Between 5 am and 4 pm, the following streets will be closed in both directions:
Harrison between 19th and 20th Streets
19th Street between Webster and Alice
Dozens of streets will also be closed for shorter periods, or only in one direction, throughout the day. Click here to see a complete listing.
According to AC Transit, bus service will be “severely disrupted” on Sunday between 4 am and 5 pm. Most bus lines will detour around race areas, and in particular buses will be diverted from the downtown area. A temporary downtown bus transfer point will be set up at the intersection of Castro Street and 14th Street, which will serve as the only downtown stopping point for most bus lines that day. In other areas, bus service will continue after the runners have passed through and the area has been cleaned up. Complete information from AC Transit, including maps of service areas throughout the day, is available here.
BART service is not expected to be disrupted by the festival, and all local highways will remain open.
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