Louisiana Marathon prompts downtown street closures

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The Baton Rouge Police Department is warning drivers to be patient and expect delays Sunday due to the Louisiana Marathon.

The race starts at 7 a.m. downtown and will wind across a large portion of the city reaching the Tara Blvd. subdivision to the east and the LSU campus to the west.

NO Parking: 4th Street, North Blvd, 19th, and Park Blvd are NO PARKING zones. The zones will be properly marked with signage and enforced.

Bicycles: No bicycles are permitted on the race course unless properly identified as official race pace bicycles

Drones: There will be “sanctioned” drone usage in the downtown area, drone pilots will be identified with bright reflective vests, any other drones used around the course are not allowed.

Sunday Services: The marathon course will intersect with several places of worship throughout the city. Drivers will be permitted to cross intersections as safe openings between runners become available.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said they are expecting thousands of runners on the road. The department will be assisting drivers through some intersections to ensure safety.

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