California International Marathon closes Sacramento streets. Here’s where and when

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The California International Marathon is here, which means you should expect several road closures in the Sacramento area.

Ninth Street between N Street and L Street will remain closed until 5 p.m. Sunday, as well as the Capitol Mall between Eighth Street and Ninth Street and Eighth and 10th streets between N and L streets.

For up-to-date road closure information, CIM recommends using the Waze app because the road closure schedule below is subject to change on race day.

The marathon will also affect buses and routes 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 30, 38, 51, 62, 67, 68, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88 and 142 will have detours. Please allow extra travel time if you plan to take the bus Sunday.

Spectator information visual for the 2021 California International Marathon
Spectator information visual for the 2021 California International Marathon

Here’s what you need to know about the roads and buses scheduled to be affected Sunday, when more than 10,000 athletes are expected on the streets of Folsom and Sacramento, according to the marathon website:

Road closure schedule

MILE 1

Close - 5:20 a.m.

Open - 7:50 a.m.

Cross Street - Oak Avenue

MILE 2

Close - 5:20 a.m.

Open - 8:05 a.m.

Cross street - American River Canyon

Close - 5:20 a.m.

Open - 8:05 a.m.

Cross streets: Santa Juanita and Oak

MILE 3

Close - 6:50 a.m.

Open - 8:20 a.m.

Cross streets - April and Oak

MILE 4

Close - 6:50 a.m.

Open - 8:30 a.m.

Cross streets - Beech and Oak

MILE 5

Close - 6:50 a.m.

Open - 8:45 am

Cross streets - Wachtel and Oak

MILE 6

Close - 6:50 a.m.

Open - 9 a.m.

Cross streets - Oak and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 7

Close - 6:50 a.m.

Open -9:15 a.m.

Cross streets - Woodlake Hills and Fair Oaks Boulevard

Close - 6:50 a.m.

Open - 9:30 a.m.

Cross streets - Greenback Lane

MILE 8

Close - 7:05 a.m.

Open - 9:30 a.m.

Cross streets - Niessen and Fair Oaks Boulevard

Close - 7:05 a.m.

Open - 9:40 a.m.

Cross streets - Madison Avenue

MILE 9

Close - 7:05 a.m.

Open- 9:50 a.m.

Cross streets - Dorian and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 10

Close - 7:05

Open - 10 a.m.

Cross streets - Main and Fair Oaks Boulevard

Close - 7:05 a.m.

Open - 10:05 a.m.

Cross street - Sunrise Boulevard

MILE 11

Close - 7:05 a.m.

Open - 10: 15 a.m.

Cross streets - New York and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 12

Close - 7:05 a.m.

Open - 10:30 a.m.

Cross streets - Hollister and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 13

Close - 7:05 a.m.

Open - 10:45 a.m.

Cross streets - California and Fair Oaks Boulevard

Close - 7:05 a.m.

Open - 11 a.m.

Cross streets - Manzanita Avenue

MILE 14

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - 11 a.m.

Cross streets - Grant and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 15

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - 11:15 a.m.

Cross streets - Kenneth and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 16

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - 11:30 a.m.

Cross streets - Garfield and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 17

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - 11:45 a.m.

Cross streets - Paloma and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 18

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - noon

Cross Streets - Saverien and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 19

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - 12:15 p.m.

Cross streets - Coronado and Fair Oaks Boulevard

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - 1 p.m.

Cross streets - Watt Avenue

MILE 20

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open -1 p.m.

Cross streets - Hawthorn and Fair Oaks Boulevard

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - 1 p.m.

Cross streets - Munroe and Fair Oaks Boulevard

MILE 21

Close - 7:30 a.m.

Open - 1 p.m.

Cross streets - University and Fair Oaks Boulevard

Close - 8 a.m.

Open - 1 p.m.

Cross streets - Howe Avenue

MILE 22

Close - 8 a.m.

Open - 1 p.m.

Cross streets - Carlson and J Street

MILE 23

Close - 8 a.m.

Open - 1:30 p.m.

Cross streets - Bear Flag and J Street

MILE 24

Close - 8 a.m.

Open - 1:45 p.m.

Cross streets - 33rd and J Street

Close - 8 a.m.

Open - 1:45 p.m.

Cross streets - Alhambra Boulevard

Close - 8 a.m.

Open - 2 p.m.

Cross streets - L Street

MILE 25

Close - 8 a.m.

Open - 2:05 p.m.

Cross streets - 22nd and L Street

Close - 7 a.m.

Open - 2:10 p.m.

Cross streets - 15th and L Street

MILE 26

Close - 7 a.m.

Open - 2:15 p.m.

Cross streets - 8th and L Street

For more information on closures and when to avoid certain streets, visit CIM’s road closure schedule page.

Bus detours

The following is provided by the Sacramento Regional Transit District.

Route 11 - 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

No service on Eighth Street between K Street and N Street.

Route 21 - 7:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

No service between Sunrise Boulevard/Winding Way and Sunrise Boulevard/Trinity River Drive. Passengers must use route one and LRT to catch route 21 at either Sunrise Mall or Mather Fields/Mills Station.

Route 23 - 7:05 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

No service between San Juan Avenue/Winding Way and El Camino Avenue/Garfield Avenue. Passengers can catch the bus on Garfield Avenue and on Winding Way.

Route 25 - 7:05 a.m. to 11 a.m.

No service on Fair Oaks Boulevard.

Route 26 - 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The route will be operated between Fulton Avenue/Northrop Avenue and University/65th Street LRT using the freeway. Passengers traveling from University/65 Street to State University/College Town must use route 30 to California State University - Sacramento, which will stop in the Route 26 berth at University/65th Street.

Route 30 - 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

No service at J street and Eighth Street.

No service on J Street between 29th Street and CSUS, on L Street east of Seventh Street and on Alhambra Boulevard.

The route will operate between University/65th Street and CSUS. It will stop at the Route 26 berth.

Route 38 - 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

No service at J street and Eighth Street.

No service on J Street between 29th Street and CSUS, on L Street east of Seventh Street and on Alhambra Boulevard.

Route 51 - 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

No service on Eighth Street between P Street and K Street.

Route 62 - 7 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

No service on L Street.

Route 67 and 68 - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

No service on 29th Street between G and P streets and on 30th Street between Q Street and G Street.

Route 84 - 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Southbound passengers going south of Northrop Avenue to La Riviera Drive or Watt Ave/Manlove Road must transfer to Routes 26, 82, or 87 on Hurley westbound by the 7-Eleven, ride Routes 26, 82, or 87 to University Avenue/65th.

Passengers then should transfer to the Gold Line OB, get off at Watt Ave/Manlove Road and transfer to Route 84 if going to La Riviera Drive.

Northbound passengers must catch the Gold Line IB at Watt Ave/Manlove Road, get off at University Avenue/65th, catch Routes 26, 82, or 87 at University Avenue/65th, get off at Howe Avenue/Hurley Way and take Route 80 on Hurley EB by the Chevron Station.

There will be a special shuttle between Watt Avenue/Manlove Road and La Riviera Drive/Watt Avenue.

Passengers traveling beyond La Riviera Drive/Watt Avenue should take the Gold Line IB at Watt Avenue/Manlove Road, get off at University Avenue/65th, catch routes 26, 82 or 87 at University Avenue/65th Street, get off at Howe Avenue/Hurley Way and catch Route 80 on Hurley EB by the Chevron station.

Route 86, 88 - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Passengers who take routes 86 or 88 at J Street and Eighth Street or J Street and 11th Street, L Street and 11th Street or L Street and Ninth Street can catch them at L Street and Fifth Street.

Route 87 - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Route 87 will operate non-stop between Howe Avenue/Hurley Way and University/65th Street LRT using the freeway. You can take 30 line to CSUS.

Route 142

Not operating on L Street. Passengers can board on J Street, but J Street and 14th Street will be a layover point.

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