BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures 2012

The annual BMO Vancouver Marathon takes place this Sunday May 6, 2012. Unlike the Vancouver Sun Run, this marathon will impact more neighbourhoods throughout the city. Expect traffic disruptions/road closures in many of the city’s downtown and West Side neighbourhoods.

Also to all you Vancouverites that enjoy a good  Sea Wall walk on a hopefully sunny Sunday, it will be closed to pedestrian traffic from 9:00am to 12:00pm from Second Beach to Lumberman’s Arch.

Here is a full list of all major road closures for the BMO Vancouver Marathon:

Downtown/West End BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures

  • May 5th 7:00am to 6:00pm May 6th: Thurlow from Pender to Cordova closed– all traffic
  • Midnight -5:00pm: Hastings St. from Burrard to Thurlow closed – all lanes
  • LOCAL ACCESS Howe & Beach – Local Access Only
  • 6:00am – 4:00pm: Pender from Burrard to Georgia St –westbound lanes closed
  • 6:00am – 4:00pm: Burrard from Pender to Hastings – one southtbound & parking lanes closed
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm: Denman from Georgia to Seawall – closed – local access via Bayshore Drive
  • 7:00am – 10:30am Stanley Park Roads – Closed(causeway open)
  • 7:00am – 10:30am Beach from Stanley Park to Denman – closed
  • 7:00am – 2:00pm Beach Ave from Denman to Burrard – one eastbound lane closed
  • 9:00am – 2:00pm Pacific St from Jervis to Burrard – one eastbound lane closed
  • 7:00am – 9:30am Beach from Jervis to Granville – eastbound lanes closed
  • 7:00am–9:30am Granville from Beach to Pacific – closed – local access via westbound Beach to Howe
  • 6:45am – 9:00am Pacific St from Burrard to Seymour – eastbound lanes closed
  • 6:45am – 9:00am Pacific Blvd from Seymour to Nelson – westbound lanes closed
  • 6:45am – 9:00am Homer from Pender to Robson – all lanes closed
  • 6:45am – 9:00am Robson from Homer to Hamilton – all lanes closed
  • 9:00am – 2:00pm Burrard Street Bridge – Pacific to Cornwall – (one southbound travel lane open)
  • 6:00am – 8:30am Cambie Bridge (northbound) – from W2nd to Pacific–westbound lanes closed
  • 6:00am – 8:30am Cambie Bridge exit ramp to Pacific Boulevard
  • 6:45am – 9:00am Pacific Blvd from Nelson to Quebec – all lanes closed

Yaletown/Chinatown BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures

  • LOCAL ACCESS Abbot & Pender – Local Access Only
  • 6:45am – 9:00am Quebec/ Columbia from National to Pender –southbound lanes closed
  • 6:45am – 9:00am Pender from Columbia to Homer – eastboundlanes closed
  • 6:45am – 9:00am Union from Quebec to Expo – closed

Stanley Park BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures

  • 8:00am-4:00pm: English Bay to Coal Harbour – One lane of Stanley Park Seawall closed – Event Use
  • 7:00am-10:30am Park Drive & Pipeline Rd – closed

Kitsilano/Point Grey BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures

  • LOCAL ACCESS 2ND Ave & Highbury – Local Access Only
  • LOCAL ACCESS 4th & Trimble – Local Access Only
  • PARK ACCESS Belmont & Marine Drive – Local Access
  • MARINA ACCESS Whyte & Chestnut – Marina Access
  • 9:00am-2:00pm Cornwall Street from Chestnut to Cypress – (one westbound lane closed)
  • 8:45am-1:45pm Cornwall from Arbutus to MacDonald – westbound lanes closed (partial full closure)
  • 8:45am-1:30pm Arbutus from 4th to Ogden (via McNicoll & Maple), Ogden from Maple to Chestnut,
  • 8:30am-1:00pm Chestnut to Cornwal – lanes closed
  • 8:30am-12:45pm Point Grey Road from MacDonald to Highbury – closed
  • 8:30am-12:45pm Highbury St from Point Grey to 4th – closed
  • 8:30am-12:45pm W4th Avenue from Alma Street to Marine Drive – 2 north lanes (parking & 1 westbound
  • Eastbound lanes & 1 westbound open) 8:30am-12:45pm
  • Discovery from NW Marine Dr to Jericho Sailing Center – closed
  • 8:30am-12:45pm Belmont Ave from NW Marine Dr to Discovery – closed
  • 8:15am-12:45pm NW Marine Dr from Chancellor to 4th Ave

Riley Park/ Queen Elizabeth Park /Hillcrest BMO Vancouver Marathon Road Closures

  • Midnight –  1:00pm Midlothian Ave from 29th to Ontario closed – Start Area/Chute
  • Midnight – 1:00pm LOCAL ACCESS 33rd & Main St Local Access to Hillcrest  Community Center
  • 5:00am – 9:00am  PARK ACCESS  QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK/HILLCREST – Main &  E 33rd at Ontario
  • 5:00am – 9:00am  LOCAL ACCESS  West of Main St from 33rd to 25th (King Edward)  – Local Neighborhood Access Only
  • 5:00am – 9:00am  LOCAL ACCESS South of King Edward from Cambie to Main St –
  • Local Neighborhood Access Only 5:00am-9:00am
  • LOCAL ACCESS North of 41st From Cambie to Main St – Local Access only

UBC/Endwoment Lands/Pacific Spirit Park/Dunbar/Southlands/Kerrisdale

  • LOCAL ACCESS 41st & Dunbar – Local Access Only
  • 7:45am-10:00am Imperial/Discovery from 16th to 29th – closed
  • 7:45am-10:00am 29th Ave from Imperial to Camoson – closed
  • 7:45am-10:00am Camosun from 29th to SW Marine Drive – closed
  • 7:45am-10:00am 41st Ave from Crown to Camoson/ SW Marine Dr – closed
  • 7:45am-10:00am SW Marine Drive from Camosun to 49th Ave – north lanes (westbound lanes) closed
  • 7:45am-10:00am 49th Ave from SW Marine Drive to Cambie St – north lanes (westbound lanes) closed

South Cambie / oakridge / Fairview

  • 6:00am-9:00am Cambie St from 29th Ave to 41st Ave
  • 6:30am-8:00am Cambie St from 25th (King Edward) to Expo Blvd
  • 7:30am-9:00am Cambie St from 41st to 49th northbound lanes closed

Naturally with all these road closures there will be transit disruptions. Your best bet is rapid transit.

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