Road Closures

The Portland Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016  beginning at 7 AM. Traffic will be impacted throughout the day, and in some cases, certain major thoroughfares will be closed from 6:30AM to 3:00PM or later. Times are approximate and may vary by up to 30 minutes.

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Naito Pkwy. from SW. Barbur Blvd. to NW. Kittridge
SW Barbur Blvd (Southbound traffic) – SW Hooker and SW Naito
Salmon – from SW. Naito Pkwy. to Southwest 5th
Couch – from NW. Naito Parkway to NW. Broadway
3rd – SW. Washington to SW. Madison
SW 4th – SW Columbia to Burnside
NW Raleigh – NW  17th to NW 24th
NW Savier – NW 24th to NW 26th
NW 26th – NW Savier to NW Thurman
NW Thurman and Wardway to NW Nicolai
NW St. Helens Road – NW Nicolai to N Kittridge,
Hwy 30 from N Kittridge to N Bridge Ave. Southbound west lane and bike lane
N Bridge Ave. From Hwy 30 to St. Johns Bridge Deck
N Syracuse from St Johns Br. Deck to N Willamette Blvd.
N Willamette Blvd. From Syracuse to N Killingsworth (reopens at 1:15 PM)
N Greeley from N Killingsworth to N Interstate
East Terminus from Broadway Br to NW Couch
NW Couch NW Broadway to NW Naito Parkway

All listed streets are impacted by the race to a significant degree throughout the day and should be avoided.

EASTBOUND lanes of the Broadway Bridge are CLOSED to all normal vehicular traffic from 7:00 AMm to 3:00 PM.

WESTBOUND lanes of the Broadway Bridge will remain open,

NO TURNS ALLOWED TO NE Larrabee or Benton 07:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Access to NW Naito via NW 9th Ave. will also be restricted throughout the day.

Morrison Bridge: Westbound CLOSED 6:00 to 9:00 AM No turns at SW 2nd or SW 3rd 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Burnside Bridge is CLOSED to westbound traffic between 6:30-8:00 AM.

St. Johns Bridge: One lane open to traffic in each direction.

The Marathon Course is closed to all unauthorized vehicular and bicycle traffic. There are no exceptions.



SW 4th Ave. from SW Columbia to SW Yamhill

SW 3rd Ave. from SW Columbia to SW Yamhill

SW Main & SW Madison from SW 3rd to SW 5th

SW Taylor from Naito to SW 5th from 6:00 AM to 10:00AM

SW Taylor from Naito to SW 3rd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 pm

SW Salmon from Naito to SW 5th


St. Johns Bridge
Bridge Ave. (CLOSED) from Hwy 30 to the bridge CLOSED to ALL vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic from 7:00am-1:30 pm. One lane each direction on the bridge will remain OPEN to traffic 7:00 am to 1:30 pm. Bridge access will be restricted to North side Germantown Rd ramp. No pedestrians will be allowed to access St. Johns Bridge from the East terminus.

Broadway Bridge
EASTBOUND- CLOSED to all traffic from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm;
WESTBOUND OPEN to Westbound traffic only; NO TURNS ALLOWED TO
NE Larrabee or NE Benton.

Morrison Bridge
WESTBOUND CLOSED 6:00 to 9:00 AM No turns at SW 2nd or SW 3rd 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Burnside Bridge
WESTBOUND lanes CLOSED 6:30-8:00am (Except for Tri-Met Buses)


I-5 S/B City Center exit to Morrison Bridge- CLOSED 6:00 am-8:45am
I-5 N/B to Greeley St exit – CLOSED 7:00am to 2:00pm


SW 4th - SW Salmon to NW Couch CLOSED from 6:00 am-8:00 am
NW Couch   NW 4th to Naito CLOSED from 6:00 am-2:00 pm
Broadway from the Broadway Bridge to NW Couch (Northbound lanes)
SW Naito:
CLOSED from SW Barbur to NW Kittridge 6:00am-11:00am
CLOSED from NW 9th to NW Couch until 11:30 am
SOUTHBOUND lanes from NW Couch to SW Salmon 6:00 am until           3:00 pm


NW Raleigh -NW 17th to NW 24th,
NW 24th – NW Raleigh to NW Savier
NW 26th – NW Savier to NW Thurman
NW Thurman- NW 26th to Wardway and Wardway
All CLOSED 6:30-11:00am


N Willamette Blvd – N Burlington to N Greeley CLOSED 7:30am-1:30pm
N Greeley: Southbound CLOSED from Killingsworth to Interstate 7:30am-2:00 pm
N Interstate: Southbound CLOSED from Greeley to NE Larabee7:30am-2:30pm
Winning Way – Larabee to Benton Closed 7:30 am-2:30 pm;
Benton – Winning Way to Broadway Closed 7:30 am -2:30 pm.






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