Publix Marathon Sunday Mar. 19: Expect Traffic Delays
Don’t forget the 2017 Publix GA Marathon is this Sunday, March 19, 2017! There will be road closures and delays along the route as it weaves through the city between approximately 7:15 am – 11:00 am. The marathon enters Decatur on West College Avenue at Park Place near the East Lake Marta Station and exits the city in the 1100 block of Clairemont Avenue near the Decatur YMCA. Keep in mind the marathon starts and ends in downtown Atlanta and travels through parts of DeKalb County as well.
Decatur Road Closures:
West College Avenue from Park Place to East College Avenue and Commerce Drive
East Ponce de Leon Avenue from Commerce Drive to Clairemont Avenue
Clairemont Avenue from East/West Ponce de Leon Avenue to Commerce Drive
Decatur Lane Closures:
Commerce Drive from East College Avenue to East Ponce de Leon Avenue
Clairemont Avenue from Commerce Drive to North Decatur Road
There will be traffic delays around the course throughout the duration of the marathon. The runners have the right-of-way at all times and no traffic will be released if it could impede the runners. Traffic will not be permitted to turn onto roads that are closed and will only be allowed to cross at certain points when doing so will not impede the runners. Traffic will be permitted onto the roads with partial lane closures when doing so will not impede the runners. Please understand that even if you are travelling on a road that is not part of the course but crosses the course or is near the course, you will experience delays. Please plan accordingly.