Rock n' Roll Marathon
4:48 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

Marathon Brings Thousands Of Runners And Road Closures

If you’re driving downtown tomorrow plan for possible delays and detours.

More than 16,000 runners are expected to fill the streets to take part in the second annual TASK Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon and Half-Marathon.

Race organizers say closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Last year the race caused some problems for residents in south St. Louis City, but St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said he expects things to go more smoothly this year.

“Of course there will be some inconveniences, there will be some detours, there will be some disruption," Slay said.  "But, this is a great event and we’re hoping that it runs very smoothly this year.”

City officials are advising Rams fans to plan for some extra travel time on their way to the Edward Jones Dome.  

Fans are encouraged to use the 11th and 6th Street exits from I-64 East and the Stadium/Tucker Exit from I-64 West.

Road closures Include:

  • Tower Grove Ave from Manchester Ave to Magnolia Ave
  • Magnolia Ave from Tower Grove Ave to South Grand Blvd
  • Russell Blvd from South Grand Blvd to Mississippi Ave
  • Market Street from 18th Street to Compton Ave
  • Forest Park Ave from Compton Ave to Kingshighway Blvd
  • Truman Parkway/18th Street from Park Avenue to Chestnut Street
  • I-64 off ramps 39B Market and 39A Market Street/21st Street
  • Southbound Grand Blvd between Laclede Avenue and Chouteau Ave
  • Tower Grove Ave from Manchester Ave to Magnolia Ave
  • Magnolia Ave from Tower Grove Ave to South Grand Blvd
  • Russell Blvd from South Grand Blvd to Mississippi Ave

Metro Transit will also adjust 19 MetroBus routes tomorrow morning, go here for more information on altered bus routes.