Motorist Advisory - Rochester Marathon to Affect Traffic in Northwest Rochester this Weekend(1)

City of Rochester

Motorist Advisory

(Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018) – The Rochester Marathon will take place on Sept. 22 and 23. On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Rochester 5K, a 3.1 mile race, and a Kids Marathon, a 1 mile children’s race, will take place. This will include a 5K (3.1 mile) race and a 1-mile children’s race.

On Sunday, Sept. 23, the Rochester Marathon, a 26.2 mile race, will take place.

Friday, Sept. 21:
Morrie Silver Way from Oak Street to Verona Street will be closed from 7 p.m. Sept. 21 through 3 p.m. Sept. 23:

Saturday, Sept. 22:

Beginning at 7:45 a.m.:
• Plymouth Avenue from Main Street to Brown Street
• Morrie Silver Way from Verona Street to State Street
• Verona Street from Brown Street to Morrie Silver Way
• State Street from Brown Street to Andrews Street
• The Inner Loop

Sunday, Sept. 23:

On Sunday, the marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. on Maplewood Drive in Maplewood Park near the tennis courts. The course closes at 2 p.m., however, roads will be re-opened as soon as possible after the final runner passes each checkpoint. For more specific closure timeframes, visit

Beginning as early as 6 a.m.:
• Maplewood Avenue from Maplewood Drive to the dead end at the Rose Gardens
• Bridgeview Drive from Rt. 104 to Keehl Street
• Maplewood Drive from Keehl Street to Lake Avenue
• Petten Street from Lake Avenue to the river
• Driving Park Bridge
• Smith Street Bridge
• Cataract Street from St. Paul Street to the dead end
• Morrie Silver Way from Verona Street to State Street
• Platt Street from State Street to Mill Street
• Plymouth Avenue from Allen Street to Brown Street
• State Street between Brown Street and Allen Street.
• O’Rorke Bridge: traffic will be allowed to cross the bridge but the lift will remain closed and unable to open for boat traffic from 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
• State Street will have heavy traffic due to people traveling to Frontier Field for event.

Please note, local residential traffic will be delayed but accommodated. The Rochester Police Department will be working diligently to divert traffic around the closed areas, but not completely halt transportation to businesses and homes.

Parking will be available at Frontier Field (Lots C and D), which can be accessed from Main Street to Broad Street to Morrie Silver Way. Additional event parking will be available at the Sister Cities Garage (on Fitzhugh and Church streets).

For more information, contact Ms. Allie Thut of Yellow Jacket Racing at or call (585) 732-1090.

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News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.