City Announces Traffic Closures for October 23 Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon
Marathon Route Map Available Online and Interactive Online Map Featuring Real-Time Road Closures and Re-openings Coming Soon
With the fourth annual Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon only a few days away, the City of Naperville reminds residents and interested parties of the upcoming street closures and parking restrictions that will be in effect throughout the event on Sunday, October 23.
The marathon and half marathon will start on Webster Street along the east side of the Naperville Municipal Center at 7 a.m. and finish in the same location. To ensure runner safety, this year’s event will take place entirely on City and County streets. Portions of streets that are part of the race route will see “rolling” traffic closures throughout the six-hour event. For example, as runners pass mile marker one of the route, nearby road closures will reopen by approximately 8:30 a.m.
A comprehensive traffic control plan that shows no-parking zones, rolling closures and the times roads are expected to reopen is available at www.naperville.il.us/marathon. Traffic control plans for different sections of the City and entities that require special traffic control plans, such as area houses of worship, schools and affected neighborhoods, are included as separate links on the website.
Information about road and intersection closures as well as detour routes have been uploaded to Waze, a free smartphone navigation app. This data will be updated throughout the day to reflect intersections and roads that have been re-opened. For more information, or to download this app, visit www.naperville.il.us/waze.
Similar to last year, an interactive online marathon detour map that will allow residents, visitors and spectators to view real-time road closures and re-openings during the Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon will also be available. The map also provides detour directions to help people enter and exit Naperville and get around the city throughout the race using major intersections. The map will soon be available at www.naperville.il.us/marathon.
The Spectator and ADA Parking Guide, now available at www.naperville.il.us/marathon, provides parking lot locations in and around Downtown Naperville for marathon spectators and those in need of accessible parking spaces. Spectators are encouraged to walk to spectator areas to help alleviate traffic on area roadways during the marathon and half marathon.
Road closures and detours will be in effect near the following major roadways and intersections at the approximate times listed:
- Washington Street north from Hobson Road to Jefferson Avenue– 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
- Wright Street and Chicago Avenue – 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.
- Mill Street and Ogden Avenue – 7:15 to 10 a.m.
- River Road and Aurora Avenue – 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.
- 75th Street and Book Road – 7:45 to 11:30 a.m.
- 87th Street and Book Road – 7:45 to 11:30 a.m.
- 87th Street and Modaff Road – 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
- Ring Road and Washington Road – 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
- Emerald Drive and Elmwood Drive – 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
In addition, the following streets surrounding the start/finish lines in Downtown Naperville will be closed throughout the event:
- Eagle Street from Aurora Avenue to Jefferson Avenue
- Jackson Street from West Street to Washington Street
Finally, the following parking lots and decks will not be available in order to accommodate race facilities, including a runner equipment check-in station, first aid station and vendor/sponsor tents:
- Municipal Center parking deck, 400 S. Eagle St.
- Naperville Park District main office, 500 W. Jackson Ave.
- Riverview parking lot, 151 W. Jackson Ave.
- Riverwalk parking lot, southwest corner of W. Jackson Avenue and Main Street
Motorists should expect delays throughout the morning and early afternoon in and around the race area and take alternate routes or allow extra time to get to their destination. For more information on the Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon, visit www.naperville26.com or www.naperville.il.us/marathon.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.