News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 19, 2012
Street closures announced for Kansas City Marathon
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is alerting motorists that many streets in the City, between 11th and 75th streets, will be temporarily closed on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to accommodate the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon.
As the marathon progresses, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department will close and re-open streets as necessary. Motorists seeking cross-town, north-to-south routes on the west side of the marathon are advised to use Broadway Boulevard, Southwest Trafficway or I-35. Motorists seeking cross-town, north-to-south routes on the east side are advised to take Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. Highway 71).
Starting at Grand Boulevard and Pershing Road, the marathon uses the following streets:
Grand Boulevard, 11th Street, Main Street, Pershing Road, Kessler Road, Wyandotte Street, Liberty Memorial Drive, 31st Street, Main Street, Westport Road, 43rd Street, Roanoke Parkway, 47th Street, Troost Avenue, Volker Boulevard, Main Street, Ward Parkway, Sunset Drive, 54th Street, Belleview Avenue, 52nd Terrace, Summit Street, 58th Terrace, Belleview Avenue, 57th Terrace, Ward Parkway, 75th Street, Wornall Road, Meyer Boulevard, Brookside Boulevard, Volker Boulevard, The Paseo Boulevard, 47th Street, Troost Avenue, Brush Creek Boulevard, Gillham Road, Harrison Parkway, Harrison Street, Armour Boulevard, The Paseo Boulevard, 18th Street, McGee, 20th Street and Grand Boulevard.
For more information about the Waddell & Reed KC Marathon, visit http://www.KCmarathon.org.
Media inquiries and other requests for more information about these closures should be directed to Sean Demory, public information officer for the Public Works Department, at 816-513-0059.