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Lake Placid Marathon road closures

June 7, 2019
Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - The annual Lake Placid Marathon and Half will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. They will begin and end at the Olympic Speedskating Oval and use Main Street, Mirror Lake Drive/Lake Placid Club Drive, Parkside Drive, Morningside Drive, Sentinel Road, River Road, Mill Pond Drive, McLenathan Avenue and School Street. Please use caution and expect delays.


Temporary closures

Article Photos

Spectators line School Street while runners near the end of the Lake Placid Marathon and Half in June 2018.
(News photo — Lou Reuter)

Main Street - Closed between Lake Placid Club Drive (Central Garage Mobil) and Mirror Lake Drive (High Peaks Resort) from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.

Mirror Lake Drive between Main St. and Harbor Lane - Closed between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m.

Mirror Lake Drive/Lake Placid Club Drive - Closed from Parkside Drive to Northwood Road from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.

Parkside Drive - Closed from Lake Placid Club Drive to Main Street/Morningside Drive intersection from 8:15 to 9 a.m.

Route 73/Route 86 intersection at Mill Hill - Expect delays from 8:15 to 9 a.m.

Route 73/Sentinel Road/Cascade Road - Southbound lane closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Mill Pond Drive intersection and Old Military Road intersection. The northbound lane is open (use caution) to local traffic with minor delays expected at Old Military Road intersection. Businesses on Mill Hill can be accessed from the Main Street direction throughout the event.

Mill Pond Drive - Closed between Sentinel Road (Lisa G's) and McLenathan Avenue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local traffic only between Wesvalley Road and McLenathan Avenue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

McLenathan Avenue/School Street - Open to local traffic only. Please use caution.

River Road - Open to local traffic only. Please use caution.


Alternate routes (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

- For northbound through traffic on Route 73 entering Lake Placid: Head west on Old Military Road at the ski jumps. Follow Old Military Road to firehouse and make a right on River Street. Make a left on Wesvalley Road and right onto Cummings Road to arrive at Main Street.

- For southbound traffic leaving Lake Placid on Route 73: Make a right off Main Street at Cummings Road and left at Wesvalley Road. Make a right onto River Street and left onto Old Military Road at the firehouse. Old Military Road intersects Route 73 at the ski jumps.

- Two-way vehicle traffic will continue throughout the event at the ski jump bridge on Route 73 with Old Military Road accessible in both directions. Runners will be confined to the shoulder/sidewalk on Route 73 between the horse show grounds and River Road.

- Runners will proceed clockwise around Mirror Lake Drive on the lane closest to the lake from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Vehicles will be allowed around Mirror Lake Drive from Northwood Road to Harbor Way during this period.

- For those traveling on Route 86 west through Lake Placid, avoid possible early morning delays by utilizing Northwood Road, Mirror Lake Drive, and Harbor Lane to reach Saranac Avenue.



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