Duck Spring Game + Eugene Marathon = Traffic

Duck Spring Game + Eugene Marathon = Traffic

Eugene Marathon 5K: Saturday, April 27, 2013

The annual Eugene Marathon will draw thousands of people to Eugene and motorists should be prepared for traffic delays and some road closures this coming weekend.  The first of these events to kick-off the weekend will be the Eugene Marathon 5K run, which starts Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. near E. 15th Avenue & Agate Street.  The course will head east, circling around the east university neighborhood area then head back west to Alder Street.  Participants will head north on Alder then turn east towards Agate Street and will end up on Hayward Field.  Volunteer course marshals and Eugene Police officers will be providing traffic direction and assistance to motorists along the course.  City of Eugene Public Works staff will have the course closed to motorists at 8:00 a.m. and delays and closures related to the 5K race should last about an hour.

University or Oregon Spring Game/Scrimmage: Saturday, April 27, 2013.

The Oregon Spring Game will begin at 11 a.m. at Autzen Staduim and wrap up around 1:00 p.m.  During that time residents can expect traffic congestion in the area as approximately 35,000 people are expected to attend.  EPD will be directing Post Game traffic  as in a normal PAC 12 game, so expect re-routing of traffic.

Eugene Marathon: Sunday, April 28, 2013

The annual Eugene Marathon takes place this Sunday and starts at 7:00 a.m. The race will begin on E. 15th Avenue, just south of Agate Street.  From there it will proceed as follows;  south on Agate to 24th, west on 24th to Harris, north on Harris to 21st, west on 21st to Hilyard, south on Hilyard to 33rd, south onto East Amazon, east on Nectar Way, south on Center Way, west on Martin Street, north on West Amazon, north on Hilyard, west then north on Amazon Park Parkway, east on 19th to Agate Street, north on Agate Street across Franklin Boulevard, continue north on River Front Parkway, east on Millrace Drive, east on Garden Avenue, south then east through the Dutch Bros lot, east in the #3 westbound lane of Franklin Boulevard, north then east onto the South Bank Path, north over the Knickerbocker Bridge, west on Day Island Road, north on new access path to the canal (the half-marathoners will split and continue west on the path along the canal then), marathoners will continue east on the Alton Baker trail system into Springfield.  The Springfield portion of the route will travel east on W. D Street, north on 10th, west on Centennial, then enter Eugene at I-5.  Once the course returns to Eugene it will continue west on MLK, turn left and continue west on Leo Harris East to the footbridge at the south side of Autzen Stadium, south across the foot bridge to Day Island Road, west to the boat ramp access road, south to the Alton Baker path system, north and west along the path to the Owosso foot bridge, west over the bridge then back south and east along the primary south bank path system, continue on the path to River Front Parkway, south to Agate Street, south to 15th, enter the northeast plaza entrance to Hayward field and finish on the track near the south end of the west grandstands.

Volunteer course marshals, Eugene Police officers, and Springfield Police officers will be directing traffic and providing assistance to motorists along the route.  Some road closures in Eugene along Franklin Boulevard will begin around 5:45 a.m. Motorists will be able to cross some portions of the course as gaps in the runners permit, however, non-marathon traffic should avoid the area of the course to prevent long delays. Through-traffic on Franklin Boulevard between Onyx Street and Villard Street, will be closed until around 2:00 p.m. While motorists will be detoured around this area, they should plan accordingly and use alternative routes.  For details of the marathon course and information related to impacts on LTD buses, please refer to the Eugene Marathon website and the Lane Transit District website.    ###