Publix Georgia Marathon to bring road closures throughout Decatur this Sunday

Posted by Ellie Ritter March 13, 2018

Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon. Photo from Facebook

With the 2018 Publix Georgia Marathon taking place on Sunday, March 18, there will be road closures and delays throughout Decatur.

Between approximately 7:15 a.m. – 11 a.m., Decatur roads from West College Avenue to Clairemont Avenue will experience traffic delays, according to the Decatur Police Department.

Additionally, the marathon starts and ends in downtown Atlanta and travels through parts of DeKalb County as well, so roads may be closed throughout the area.

The runners have the right-of-way at all times, and no traffic will be released if it could impede the runners, the police department said. 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. Even roads that are not part of the course but cross the course or are near the course will experience some delays.

Below are the specific road closures to look out for:

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

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