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Road Closures and Routes for The Woodlands Marathon this Weekend

March 1st, 2019



If you are planning to be in The Woodlands on Saturday, keep your eyes open for runners.

Traffic will be affected beginning around 6:30 am and will last through the afternoon.  Expect delays and plan accordingly.

The Woodlands Marathon, featuring a marathon and half-marathon through various locations in The Woodlands on March 2, will affect traffic throughout the day as runners depart from Town Green Park and make their way along two charted courses back to end the race at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

See below for detailed information about the races (courtesy of www.thewoodlandsmarathon.com)

EVENT – The Woodlands Marathon & Half Marathon
DATE – March 2, 2019
PHONE – 346-224-1585
EMAIL – admin@thewoodlandsmarathon.com

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Traffic will be impacted from 6:30am-1:30pm
  • PLAN AHEAD and USE ALTERNATE ROUTES around the race course.
  • Expect 15-30 minute delays if you cross into the designated center area of the racecourse.
  • When leaving your neighborhood from inside the racecourse onto Flintridge or Lake Woodlands Drive, expect delays.
  • Add 10-15 extra for your travel times.
  • Map your own drive route prior to race day.
  • Email or call with questions if you are unsure.

RECOMMENDED COMMUTE AND DRIVING PRACTICES DURING THE EVENT:

  • Only residential traffic is recommended through and around the racecourse during the hours of 630am and 130pm.
  • Travel routes that are OPEN:
    • Northbound
      • Kuykendahl 9:30 am-130pm
      • Woodloch Forest 7am-1130am
      • FM 2978 7am-130pm
      • I-45 7am-130pm
    • Southbound
      • Woodloch Forest 7am-1130am
      • FM 2978 7am-130pm
      • I-45 7am-130pm
    • Westbound
      • Research Forest Drive 7am-130pm
      • Lake Woodlands Drive (westbound) 7am-130pm
    • Eastbound
      • HWY 242 7am-130pm Open
      • Woodlands Parkway 7am-130pm Open

    Businesses and neighborhoods will be accessible during the race.  

NOTE: Eastbound Lake Woodlands Drive will have all lanes closed between 630am-10am from Kuykendahl to Lake Front Circle.   One lane will open for eastbound traffic approximately 10am.  

Lake Woodlands westbound will have contra flow. Vehicles will be traveling east and west from Lake Front Circle will be traveling both directions – east and west.

RUNNERS PACE CHART

This outlines the estimated timeframe when roads will re-open on the marathon course!

This outlines the estimated time frame when roads will re-open on the half marathon course!

SUGGESTED TRAVEL PRACTICES ON RACE DAY

  • Expect 5 minute delays at intersections.
  • Add 10-15 extra for your travel times.
  • Map your own course prior to race day.
  • Email or call with questions if you are unsure. 

NOTE: Eastbound Lake Woodlands Drive will have all lanes closed between 630am-10am from Kuykendahl to Lake Front Circle.   One lane will open for eastbound traffic approximately 10am.

Race information courtesy of: The Woodlands Marathon


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