Race Weekend Road Closures May 27

Residents should be aware that the Ottawa Marathon will be coming through Rideau-Rockcliffe on Sunday, May 27. Over 5,000  participants will be running east on the George Etienne Cartier Parkway to Birch and then Birch south to Hemlock and then west on Hemlock/Beechwood to Crichton.

Of course, this race also involves road closures. The Race Weekend organizers have shared the following information and tips for access to and egress from New Edinburgh, Lindenlea, Rockcliffe and Manor Park.

Cheering Station

The cheering station is back on Stanley Avenue in front of the Field House on Sunday, May 27 at 8 a.m. The Crichton Community Council invites you to come early to cheer the morning runners... Stay for coffee baking music games bouncing and other events. BBQ food and drinks for sale after 11:30 a.m.

Tips from Race Weekend organizers:
  • The race route will be closing on Sunday morning (May 27) 6 a.m and 7 a.m.
  • Residents wishing to cross the route on race morning should consider approaching one of the intersections manned by police.  There may be some delays (once runners are on course) but police will try to get cars across as soon as possible.
    • Intersections where police will be posted include:
      • Crichton/Dufferin
      • Beechwood/Crichton
      • Beechwood/McKay
      • Beechwood/Springfield
      • Beechwood/Putman
      • Beechwood/Acacia
      • Hemlock/Lansdowne
      • Hemlock/Whitemarl
      • Sandridge/Birch
  • With the heaviest runner traffic during the race, cars will not be able to get across the route. Emergency vehicles will still have access as required and will be coordinated through the race command post
  • If residents must drive during the heaviest runner traffic they might consider parking their car outside the route the night before and walking across the route in the morning.
  • The route will reopen after the last runners have cleared the section and water stations are cleaned up.

 

Road Closure maps

The maps at the links below illustrate the routes for Saturday and Sunday and show road closures as well. By using the slide at the bottom of the maps you are able to see the route and road closures by “time of day”:

Saturday TORW Road Closures Interactive French/English
Sunday TORW Road Closures Interactive French/English

 

New Edinburgh/Lindenlea

Access to Sussex will be closed on Sunday, May 27 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.  both east- and westbound. The George Etienne Cartier Parkway will also be closed during this time frame. Residents are advised to exit the community via Beechwood/St. Patrick to get downtown. Crichton southbound will be open to traffic.

Stanley Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon to all traffic and no parking will be in effect overnight Saturday on both sides of Stanley and Crichton on the east side of the street only.  There will be police on Beechwood at McKay, Springfield, Putman/Marier and Acacia to allow exit when it is safe to do so. Police will also be on Crichton at Dufferin and Beechwood to control traffic.

The heaviest runner traffic is expected to be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All runners are expected to be cleared from this area by noon.

Beechwood will be open in both directions with runners using a cordoned-off westbound curbside lane

 

Rockcliffe/Manor Park

Participants will be running east on the George Etienne Cartier Parkway to Birch and then Birch south to Hemlock and then west on Hemlock/Beechwood to Crichton starting at 8:30 a.m. The heaviest runner traffic is expected to be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All runners are expected to be cleared from this area by noon.

Hemlock will be closed in the westbound direction only. Residents can use Hemlock eastbound to St-Laurent and use Montreal Road to head west to the downtown. Birch will be completely closed for runners.

For more information please visit www.runottawa.ca

 

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