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City sets road closures for Marathon Nov. 8

Posted: November 2, 2009 12:03 p.m.
Updated: November 4, 2009 12:37 p.m.

The city of Santa Clarita has scheduled road closures for Sunday, Nov. 8 to accommodate the annual Santa Clarita Marathon.

Closures will be in place periodically throughout from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and detours will be provided for major closures.

McBean Parkway from Magic Mountain Parkway to Valencia Boulevard will be closed from 5:00 a.m. till 7:15 a.m. Westbound Valencia Boulevard will be detoured via Citrus Avenue to Magic Mountain Parkway from 6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Magic Mountain Parkway at Tourney Road will be closed from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Commuters should expect delays in the Industrial Center on Avenue Scott, Avenue Stanford, Avenue Rockefeller, Anza Drive and Avenue Hopkins from 7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Newhall Ranch Road will be closed at Avenue Tibbits and McBean Parkway from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and one eastbound lane on Copper Hill Drive at McBean Parkway will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Although Esteban Drive will remain open, motorists should use caution and be mindful of marathon runners crossing the street from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Cinema Parking Structure and Auto Center Drive Entrance at the Westfield Valencia Town will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate marathon participants.

The city of Santa Clarita and Parkway Motorcars will host the 2009 Santa Clarita Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 8. The event is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon and will feature a marathon, half-marathon, 5K and Kid K.

For more information on the 2009 Santa Clarita Marathon, including route information and anticipated road closures, call Pat Downing, Arts and Events Supervisor for the city of Santa Clarita, at (661) 255-4918 or visit


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