Downtown road closures this weekend for Madison Marathon

Some campus streets will be partly closed for the Madison Marathon this weekend

 The UW-Madison Police Department is welcoming thousands of athletes and spectators from all over the country to the 2014 Madison Marathon on Sunday, and asks runners, residents and visitors to keep in mind that many downtown roads will have lane restrictions because of the race.

These roads will include:

Arboretum Drive westbound lane closed; enter only from Seminole Highway
Breese Terrace northbound lane closed
Old University Avenue westbound lane closed
Walnut Street between University Avenue and Observatory Drive, northbound lane closed
Observatory Drive east of Walnut Street, eastbound lane closed
Charter Street between Observatory Drive and University Avenue, northbound lane closed

The race kicks off Sunday morning, with the first runners hitting the course at 7 a.m.

While some traffic lanes will be inaccessible, residents in the area will be allowed access to their homes.

In addition, motorists with appointments at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine will be let in. The UW Vet Emergency Clinic will remain open via Babcock Drive to Linden Drive.

UWPD asks drivers to plan for extra travel time if they are in the campus area Sunday and to use extra caution, as many runners and pedestrians will be present downtown for the event.

For more information, visit www.madisonmarathon.org.

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