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Detroit to close downtown roads Sunday for marathon

The Detroit News
Downtown visitors beware, it's Detroit Marathon weekend, meaning that a number of roads will be closed to traffic for much of the day Sunday to accommodate the long-distance runners.

Detroit — Downtown visitors beware, it's Detroit Marathon weekend, meaning that a number of roads will be closed to traffic for much of the day Sunday to accommodate the long-distance runners.

The majority of the road closures will go into effect at 3 a.m. Sunday, when entry to a large portion of downtown won't be available. The closures, outlined in red on the map,  affect major roads such as Fort Street, Michigan Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and Lafayette. 

The blue lines coincide with the route of the runners. Those roads will be closed once the race starts. 

Street closures for the Detroit Marathon (shown in red) will begin at 3 a.m. and last until 3 p.m., according to organizers of the event.