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Race weekend road closures

As nearly 50,000 runners lace up, drivers will be running into road blocks all over the city.

Organizers say that roads will be closed mostly in the downtown area but some closures stretch out to the Rockcliffe Parkway, to Westboro and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

Queen Elizabeth Drive will be closed from Laurier Ave. to Somerset St. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.

Other closures:

Saturday May 24

  • Laurier Avenue between Metcalfe and Nicholas 2:00-9:00 pm
  • Elgin Street between Lisgar and Wellington 2:00-7:30 pm
  • Elgin Street between Lisgar and Frank 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Elgin Street between Catherine/Queen Elizabeth Drive (QED) 4:30-8:45 pm
  • Lisgar Street between Cartier and Elgin 4:30-7:30 pm
  • Elgin Street between Lisgar and Catherine 6:15-7:00 pm
  • Frank Street between Elgin and QED 3:45-4:45 pm
  • Queen Street between Elgin and O'Connor 4:30-5:30 pm
  • O'Connor between Wellington and Albert 4:30-5:35 pm
  • Catherine Street between QED and Elgin Street 4:30-8:45 pm
  • Wellington between Bank and Colonel By Drive eastbound 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Lakeside 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Bronson southbound between Lakeside and Col. By (lane reductions) 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Colonel By Drive between Rideau and Main 4:00-6:15 pm
  • Colonel By Drive between Main and Hawthorne 4:00-8:30 pm
  • Colonel By Drive between Hawthorne and Bronson 4:00-8:45 pm
  • Pretoria Bridge 4:30-8:45 pm
  • Argyle between and Elgin and Queen Elizabeth Drive 6:30-9:00 pm
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Somerset and Elgin 3:00-9:00 pm
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Elgin and Preston 4:00-9:00 pm

Sunday, May 25

  • Chaudière Bridge 7:00am-11:00am
  • Alexandria Bridge 7:00am-1:00pm
  • Laurier Avenue between Elgin and Metcalfe 5:00am-10:00am
  • Laurier Avenue between Nicholas and Elgin 5:00am-3:00pm
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Preston and Elgin 5:00am-10:45am
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Lawrence Frieman and Laurier 5:00am-6:00pm
  • Queen Elizabeth Drive between Elgin and Somerset W. 6:00am-2:30pm
  • Elgin Street between Lisgar and Slater 5:00am-10:30am
  • Elgin Street between Lisgar and Cooper 6:00am-7:30am
  • Elgin Street between Lisgar and Catherine 8:45am-9:45am
  • Lisgar Street between Cartier and Elgin 6:00am-7:30am
  • Cooper Street between Elgin and Somerset W 7:45am-8:30am
  • Wellington Street eastbound between Elgin and Col. By 6:30am-2:00pm
  • Rideau westbound between Sussex and Mackenzie 7:30am-2:00pm
  • Preston between Q.E. Driveway and Carling (northbound lanes) 6:30am-10:45am
  • Carling westbound between Preston and Sherwood 6:45am-11:00am
  • Carling eastbound at Preston 6:45am-11:00am
  • Sherwood Dr between Carling and Fairmont 6:15am-11:15am
  • Fairmont Avenue between Sherwood and Wellington 6:15am-11:30am
  • Wellington St. between Fairmont and Island Park Drive 6:15am-11:45am
  • Richmond Road between Island Park and Athlone 6:15am-9:30am
  • Athlone between Richmond and Scott 6:15am-9:30am
  • Sir Frederic Banting and Colombine 6:30am-12:00pm
  • Scott eastbound between Churchill and Island Park 6:15am-10:00am
  • Scott westbound between Island Park and Parkdale 6:15am-12:00pm
  • Island Park between Scott and Richmond 8:15am-11:45am
  • Ottawa River Parkway/Wellington between Booth and Island Park 6:15am-12:15pm
  • Booth Street between Wellington and Eddy Street 6:45am-12:45pm
  • Eddy Street between Booth and Wright 7:00am-1:00pm
  • Alexandre Taché between Eddy and Montcalm 7:00am-12:45pm
  • Alexandre Taché between Montcalm and Scott 7:00am-10:45am
  • Scott between Alexandre Taché and Graham 7:00am-11:00am
  • Lac des Fees between Graham and St. Jean Bosco 7:00am-11:00am
  • St. Jean Bosco between Lac des Fees and Lois 7:00am-11:15am
  • Lois between St. Jean Bosco and Montcalm 7:00am-11:30am
  • Montcalm between St. Joseph and Papineau 7:00am-11:30am (southbound lanes only)
  • Montcalm between Papineau and Wellington 7:00am-11:30am
  • Montcalm between Wellington and Taché 7:00am-12:45pm
  • Wellington between Montcalm and Laval 7:00am-12:45pm
  • Laval between Promenade du Portage and Hotel de Ville 7:00am-12:45pm
  • Hotel de Ville between Laval and Laurier 7:00am-12:45pm
  • Laurier between Hotel de Ville and des Allumettières 7:00am-1:15pm
  • Sussex Drive between York and Rockliffe Parkway 6:00am-1:30pm
  • Sussex Drive one lane and southbound between York and Rideau 7:00am-1:45pm
  • MacKenzie Avenue between St. Patrick and Rideau 7:00am-1:30pm
  • Rockliffe Parkway between Princess and Aviation Parkway 6:45am-1:30pm
  • Princess Street between Sussex and Lisgar Road 6:45am-1:30pm
  • Lisgar Road between Buena Vista and Rockliffe Parkway 6:45am-12:15pm
  • Birch between Sandridge and Hemlock 6:45am-12:45pm
  • Hemlock westbound between Birch and Beechwood 6:45am-1:00pm
  • Beechwood westbound between Lansdowne and Acacia 6:45am-1:00pm
  • Beechwood one lane westbound between Acacia and Crichton 6:45am-1:15pm
  • Crichton northbound between Beechwood and Dufferin 6:45am-1:15pm
  • Dufferin between Stanley and Crichton 6:45am-1:15pm
  • Stanley between Dufferin and Sussex 6:45am-1:30pm
  • Colonel By Drive - Rideau to Hawthorne Ave. 6:00am-2:00pm
  • Pretoria Bridge 6:30am-2:00pm

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