Access to roads, neighborhoods will be impacted by Oregon22 marathons
The events of the 2022 World Championships in Athletics could impact your daily travel plans.
With tens of thousands of people coming to Eugene-Springfield to watch and participate in track and field events, some facilities and roads will be closed. The Oregon22 marathons on Sunday and Monday mornings will affect traffic and road access.
The following will help you navigate the region during World Championship events.
Impacts of road events
Car and bicycle traffic, as well as access to neighborhoods, will be impacted by road events in Oregon22.
The men’s marathon runs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday and the women’s marathon runs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday. The event hours on both days are 4 a.m. to 10 a.m., which may impact residents and commuters.
The marathon course will be closed to vehicles during opening hours.
The marathon loop begins on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard near Autzen Stadium. From there it travels down Day Island Road into Alton Baker Park, following Pre’s Trail. The course will cross the Willamette River and then move towards Springfield. Competitors will cross Main Street before going along West D St. and Rainbow Drive. on the way back to the finish line at the Autzen stadium.
Residents whose driveways or cul-de-sacs are directly on the marathon course will have no vehicular access inside or outside during business hours. Plan ahead by moving vehicles the night before to a nearby street off the race course.
Expect traffic delays for all nearby residents and businesses during event hours.
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed between the two Leo Harris Driveway intersections until July 27. Through traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be diverted onto Leo Harris Drive.
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Barricades will mark street closures at various locations around the racecourse. “No Parking” signs will be posted in areas where parking is not permitted. Vehicles in “no parking” zones may be towed.
Alton Baker Park and Day Island Road will be temporarily closed to all users at 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday and Monday for the Oregon22 World Championships in Athletics marathon races for runner safety.
EThis includes the bike path and park amenities, such as the dog park, community gardens and disc golf course.
More information about sailing and participating in Oregon22 events is available at https://worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-championships/oregon22/event-info/know-before-you-go.
Alternate routes for affected streets
Below is information about the sailing areas that will be affected by the Oregon22 Marathons on Sunday and Monday morning.
- West of Interstate 5 in the Chevy Chase neighborhood: Use Lindley Lane/Garden Way to enter or exit the neighborhood. There will be a controlled level crossing on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Lindley Lane/Garden Way. Chevy Chase Street will be closed to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
- Alton Baker Park: Day Island Road will be closed to bicycles and pedestrians until 10 a.m. on both marathon days.
- North of Centennial Boulevard and east of I-5: Use Fairview to head east to Prescott Lane and Centennial Boulevard. Westbound Centennial Boulevard will be closed at Prescott Lane.
- South of Centennial Boulevard and West of Rainbow Drive: Police will have a controlled crossing at Aspen Street. Cross Centennial Boulevard, head north to Fairview Drive, east to Prescott Lane, exit at Prescott Lane and Centennial Boulevard east to avoid route closure. Westbound Centennial Boulevard will be closed at Prescott Lane. West D Street will be closed.
- Marilyn Court at Rainbow Drive: Marilyn Court cul-de-sac residents should park east of Rainbow Drive if they need to exit vehicles on marathon mornings. Rainbow Drive will be closed.
- Raintree Way west of Rainbow Drive: Cul-de-sac residents on Raintree Way west of Rainbow Drive should plan to park their cars east of Rainbow Drive if they need to access it during marathon mornings. Rainbow Drive will be closed.
- Court Jannette: Residents of the Jannette Court cul-de-sac should plan to park east of Rainbow Drive if they have to leave during morning marathons. Rainbow Drive will be closed.
- South of Centennial Boulevard between Rainbow Drive and Kelly Butte: Residents should take Prescott Lane north and head east on Centennial Boulevard. Westbound Centennial Boulevard will be closed at Prescott Lane. West D Street will be closed.
- South of Centennial Boulevard and east of Kelly Butte: Head east or north to leave the course area. Westbound Centennial Boulevard will be closed at Prescott Lane. West D Street will be closed.
- D West Street: Residents along West D Street between Walnut Place and Pioneer Parkway East should plan to park their cars to the north and use Aspen Street or Prescott Lane to exit the course area. Rainbow Drive will be closed. No access to the driveway will be possible during the event.
- Rainbow Drive: For residents whose entrance is on Rainbow Drive, plan to park your vehicle on Janus Street or Hamilton Street if you need access to your vehicle during event hours. Rainbow Drive will be closed. No access to the driveway will be possible during the event.
- Between Pioneer Parkway East and Pioneer Parkway West – south of West D Street: Residents should plan to park their vehicles east of Pioneer Parkway East for a quicker exit on marathon mornings. Vehicles moving during the event must cross Pioneer Parkway East at controlled crossings.
- West of Pioneer Parkway, West and South of D Street: Residents should head north on Mill Street to cross D Street West to exit the course area. East and West Pioneer Parkway will be closed south of West D Street. Main Street will be closed.
- South of downtown Springfield: Residents south of South A Street should take South B Street east to 5th Street North to exit the course area.
- Glenwood area: Residents of the Glenwood area should use the detours at 17th Avenue and Glenwood Boulevard for west and south access. Franklin Boulevard eastbound and the bridge to downtown Springfield will be closed.
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