Road closures planned for City of Oaks marathon in Raleigh

Posted October 26, 2015

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— The City of Oaks Marathon caused some road closures in downtown Raleigh on Sunday.

Thousands of runners and walkers are expected to participant in the marathon and half-marathon.

See a map of the race route

A list of street closures and the approximate times of those closures:

  • Hillsborough Street closed from Pullen to Ashe: 7 - 7:30 a.m.
  • Ashe Avenue from Hillsborough to Western: 7-7:30 a.m.
  • Western Boulevard from Ashe to Dawson (westbound only): 7- 7:45 a.m.
  • S. Boylan Avenue from Western to Morgan: 7-7:30 a.m.
  • S. Wilmington from MLK to South St.: 7-8 a.m.
  • S. Salisbury from South St. to MLK: 7-8 a.m.
  • Capital Boulevard southbound at Peace Stree exit: 7-8:30 a.m.
  • Dawson Street from Lane Street to Martin Street: 7- 8:45 a.m.
  • McDowell Street from Davie to Hillsborough Street: 7-8:45 a.m.
  • Wilmington Street from Morgan to Peace: 7:15-8:45 a.m.
  • Salisbury from Peace to Morgan: 7:15-8:45 a.m.
  • Edenton Street from Wilmington Street to Hillsborough Street merge: 7:15-8:50 a.m.
  • Hillsborough Street closed from Glenwood to Salisbury - 7- 8:45 a.m.
  • Glenwood Avenue from Peace to Hillsborough Street: 7:10-9 a.m.
  • Peace Street from Glenwood to merge with Clark: 7:15-9 a.m.
  • Clark Street closed from Oberlin to Brooks: 7:15-9:15 a.m.
  • Clark Ave from Peace to Oberlin: 7:15-9 a.m. 
  • Oberlin from Cameron to Hillsborough: 7:20-9:15 a.m.
  • Brooks from Wade to Hillsborough: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Dixie Trail from Wade to Hillsborough: 7:30-9:45 a.m.
  • OBerry from Brooks to Dixie Trail: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Clark from Dixie Trail to Faircloth: 7:30-9:45 a.m.
  • Faircloth at Hillsborough only: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Hillsborough St from Pullen to I-440 northbound ramp: 4:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Gorman Street at Hillsborough only: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Horton at Lake Boone Trail: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Blue Ridge from Homewood Banks to Crabtree Valley Ave: 7:45 a.m. - noon 
  • Crabtree Valley Ave from Blue Ridge to Homewood Banks: 7:45 a.m. - noon
  • North Hills Drive between Northbrook and Old Village Rd.: 8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Hillsborough between Pullen and Hwy 440: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Hillsborough Street from Pullen to Blue Ridge: 7:40 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Get a complete list of street closures

These downtown streets will remain open:


  • Person Street (one way northbound)
  • Blount Street (one way southbound)
  • Wilmington Street from South Street to Morgan Street
  • West Street from Peace to Edenton
  • Harrington Street from West to Edenton
  • Boylan from Hillsborough to Peace
  • St Mary’s from Morgan to Peace


  • Peace Street from Glenwood to Person
  • Lane Street from Dawson to McDowell
  • Jones Street from Dawson to McDowell
  • Edenton Street from McDowell to West
  • Davie Street
  • Cabarrus Street
  • South Street
  • Lenoir Street

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