Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 26 & 27, 2019
The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 12th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event brings increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area.
The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts may occur. Roads in both Champaign and Urbana will have street closures, higher traffic, and as a result, there may be some travel delays. Residents are encouraged to use the area-beltway map for travel.
As always, ensure safe driving by eliminating distractions and take into consideration alternate routes for your travel plans. See the links below for more information on events and traffic impacts.
There are also streets with parking restrictions, in which no parking signs have been posted, please review the Parking Restrictions List
Friday April 26, Illinois Marathon, 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 PM. Road closures begin at 6:45 PM and there will be increased foot traffic.
Saturday April 27, Illinois Marathon Races, 7:01 AM. Starts with Wheelchair Half Marathon, followed by Marathon/Half Marathon, followed by 10K.
*For the Illinois Marathon, it is important to note, that in many instances, vehicular traffic will be sharing parts of the road with runners. Please use extreme caution. In certain areas, drivers will be allowed to cross the route, as allowed by a trained volunteer, however, during peak run times, there may be significant delays. It is advised that drivers review the Course Impact Times.
In advance of the 5K Run/Walk on April 26, Stadium Drive will close at 6:45 PM and remain closed until the race is over. The remainder of the route will close at 7:00 PM. This route includes Oak Street, First Street, Green Street, Sixth Street, and Gregory Drive. No traffic will be able to get in or out of the area enclosed by those streets until approximately 9:00 PM.
For the Illinois Marathon Races on April 27, the following streets will be closed at the time listed, they will be re-opened after clean up crews have followed up behind the runners, times will vary:
- 6:30 AM – Intersection of First Street and Green Street
- 6:30 AM – First Street between Hazelwood Street and Green Street
- 6:30 AM – Green Street from First Street to Wright Street
- 7:20 AM – Neil Street from Church/Main Street to Clark Street
- 7:20 AM – Church Street eastbound between Neil Street and State Street
- 7:30 AM – Fourth Street between Green Street and Pennsylvania Avenue