PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you need to get around Pittsburgh Sunday morning, plan ahead.
There will be detours and road closures in place because of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.
A record 18,000 runners are participating.
For the first time, the marathon winds through the West End, then goes through the South Side on Carson Street before crossing the Birmingham Bridge to access the east end communities, including Oakland, Shadyside, Point Breeze, Homewood and Bloomfield before returning to downtown and the North Shore.
All the action starts at 7 a.m.
“We want to encourage people to come out and cheer the runners on, but know that there will be roads that will be closed, you have to get around and plan in advance,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. “So, if you’re going to be out Sunday morning, and you plan on coming to the marathon, make sure you check out the website and find out which streets will be closed so you don’t have any issues.”
At 5:15 a.m., Liberty Avenue at Sixth Street in downtown will close. At 6:30 a.m., expect closures at the 16th Street Bridge, West End Bridge, Carson Street on the South Side and Forbes Avenue in Oakland.
At 7 a.m., the Roberto Clemente Bridge, Federal Street on the North Side and Frankstown Avenue in Homewood will close.
At 7:30 a.m., expect closures at Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield.