City of Oaks marathon causes Raleigh road closures

Raleigh roads have been shut down as approximately 3,500 runners compete in the City of Oaks marathon Sunday.

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

Approximately 3,500 runners and walkers are expected to participant in the marathon and half-marathon.

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

  • Hillsborough Street closed from Pullen to Ashe: 7 - 7:15 a.m.
  • Ashe Avenue from Hillsborough to Western:  7-7:30 a.m.
  • Western Boulevard from Ashe to Dawson (both directions): 7- 7:30 a.m.
  • Boylan Avenue from Western to Morgan: 7-7:45 a.m.
  • Morgan Street from Boylan Street to Wilmington Street: 7-8 a.m.
  • Capital Boulevard southbound at Peace Stree exit: 7-8:15 a.m.
  • Dawson Street from Lane Street to Martin Street: 7- 8:15 a.m.
  • McDowell Street from Davie to Hillsborough Street: 7-8:15 a.m.
  • Wilmington Street from Morgan to Peace: 7:15-8 a.m.
  • Salisbury from Peace to Morgan: 7:15-8:15 a.m.
  • Edenton Street from Wilmington Street to Hillsborough Street merge:  7:15-8:20 a.m.
  • Hillsborough Street closed from Glenwood to Salisbury - 7- 8:15 a.m.
  • Glenwood Avenue from Peace to Hillsborough Street: 7:10-8:30 a.m.
  • Peace Street from Glenwood to merge with Clark: 7:15-8:45 a.m.
  • Clark Street closed from Oberlin to Brooks: 7:15-9 a.m.
  • Oberlin from Cameron to Hillsborough: 7:20-9 a.m.
  • Brooks from Wade to Hillsborough: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Dixie Trail from Wade to Hillsborough: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Hillsborough Street from Pullen to Blue Ridge: 7:40 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Blue Ridge (northbound) from Hillsborough to Reedy Creek: 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Blue Ridge (southbound) from Reedy Creek to Wade Avenueexit: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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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