Kansas City Marathon Affects Traffic Saturday

Kansas City Marathon Affects Traffic Saturday

The City of Kansas City, Mo., is advising motorists that many streets will be temporarily closed on Saturday, Oct. 19 from about 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon.

As the marathon progresses, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department will close and re-open streets as necessary. Motorists seeking cross-town, north-to-south routes on the west side of the marathon are advised to use Broadway Boulevard, Southwest Trafficway or I-35. Motorists seeking cross-town, north-to-south routes on the east side are advised to take Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. Highway 71).

Starting at Grand Boulevard and Pershing Road, the marathon route is as follows: north on Grand Boulevard, west on 12th Street; south on Baltimore Avenue; east on 20th Street; south on Main Street; west on Pershing Road; south on Kessler Road; loop around the Liberty Memorial Mall; south on Wyandotte Street; east on 31st Street; south on Main Street; southwest on Westport Road; south on Roanoke Parkway; east on 47th Street; south on the Paseo Boulevard; west on Volker Boulevard; north on Brookside Boulevard; west on Ward Parkway to just east of the state line; east on Ward Parkway; southwest on Sunset Drive; east on 54th Street; north on Belleview Avenue; east on 52nd Terrace; south on Summit Street; west on 58th Terrace; north on Belleview Avenue; northwest on 57th Terrace; south on Ward Parkway; east on 75th Street; north on Wornall Road; west on Meyer Boulevard; northeast on Brookside Boulevard; east on Volker Boulevard; north on Paseo Boulevard; west on Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard; north on Troost Avenue; west on Brush Creek Boulevard; north on Harrison Street; northwest on Gillham Road; northeast on Harrison Parkway; north on Harrison Boulevard; east on Armour Boulevard; north on The Paseo; west on 18th Street; and south on McGee Street to finish at Pershing Road.

In addition, Grand Boulevard from 11th to 12th streets; 11th Street from Grand Boulevard to Oak Street; and Oak Street from 11th to 18th streets also will be closed to accommodate the event’s 5K route. Please observe caution and obey all posted detours and barricades.


For more information about this race, please visit www.kcmarathon.org.