Attention Reed Neighborhood,
This year the Portland Marathon presented by OHSU will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019. New this year, the Portland Marathon route is running through SE, specifically Brooklyn, Sellwood and Eastmoreland neighborhoods. The route will also go through the Reed College campus, but not technically through the Reed neighborhood. Please be aware we will certainly experience traffic impacts from the marathon.
To see an interactive map of the entire route that allows you to zoom in to see the exact streets used for the race, please visit portlandmarathon.com/
As a rule of thumb it will not be possible to drive on, or drive across, the streets used for the race until the last runner has passed the location and the traffic control devices have been removed. Vehicles will be turned away one block prior to reaching the race route.
SPECIAL TRAFFIC CONSIDERATIONS IN REED NEIGHBORHOOD
● It is recommended that Reed residents do not attempt to use SE 28th Ave to travel anywhere south of SE Steele St from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the day of the race. If it is absolutely necessary to enter Eastmoreland from Reed via SE 28th Ave, traffic control personnel will be present to assist vehicles to do so, but there will be significant delays.
Once in Eastmoreland, it will not be possible to continue down SE 28th Ave to cross over 99E on Bybee Blvd. Cesar Chavez Blvd should be used as an alternative for any travel south of SE Steele St.
● SE Woodstock Blvd between SE 34th Ave and SE 28h Ave will be entirely closed from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
● It will not be possible to drive east/west across SE Milwaukie Ave on SE Holgate Blvd. All vehicles will be turned away one block prior to reaching SE Holgate Blvd. SE Powell Blvd will remain open and unimpacted throughout the entire event, and should be used as an alternative route for westbound travel.
● SE McLoughlin Blvd (99E) will be accessible via SE 17th Ave and there will be no impacts to 99E itself.
● Westbound travel across the Sellwood Bridge will not be possible between 7:00 and 10:45 a.m.
ENTIRE RACE ROUTE
To view an interactive map of the entire race course please visit portlandmarathon.com/courses
That map will allow you to zoom in to see the exact streets that will be used for the race. If you plan to travel into or through any neighborhoods near the race route between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 6, please take a moment to visit portlandmarathon.com/traffic and read the detailed traffic control description for the neighborhood in question.
Thanks so much,
the Reed Neighborhood Association