This coming Sunday, March 15th, the LA Marathon will take place, starting at Dodger Stadium and ending in Santa Monica. Although not going through Melrose Village, it will go very near to our north. Portions of Hollywood Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. will be closed, as well as other streets in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills to our west. Even though the Marathon is now scheduled to start 30 minutes earlier than in the past due to concerns about heat, the closures will still last well into the afternoon. You can see the full route map here.
In addition, some streets near the marathon route will have partial closures, indicated on the map above with this symbol:
There are no surface street crossings of the route in our area. To go north of the route, go east on Melrose Ave. to the Hollywood Fwy. (101), go north and then exit the freeway as permitted and come back west, or proceed to the San Fernando Valley. This includes getting to portions of West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and L.A. west and north of the route. See additional information provided on the Marathon website for West Hollywood area street closures and suggested detours.
Or better yet, stay off the roads north and west of here on Sunday.
By the way, President Obama will be in town tomorrow and he will be in Hollywood fr his appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show, so that area and routes leading there will be messy, too.