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Beat the Traffic: Weekend race courses, road closures

by Katherine Whaley /KHOU 11 News

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 8:12 AM

HOUSTON—The 2012 US Olympic Trials Marathon (January 14) and the Houston Marathon (January 15) take place this weekend.  Race courses and road closures are different for each race.  Here are some alternates to help you get around.

Olympic Trials Marathon Street Closures – SATURDAY:
Total Street Closures from 5:30AM – Noon
From Shepherd Bridge to Downtown, both Allen Parkway and Memorial will be completely closed Alternates: use freeways, Washington, or West Dallas
Houston Marathon– SUNDAY:
Rolling Street Closures from 5:30AM – 1:30PM
Memorial is open both ways East of Shepherd
W. Dallas is open both ways
*Allen Parkway is closed