Downtown street closings start Thursday for marathon

You will see parking changes and street closings starting Thursday as preparation gets underway for the Mill Race Marathon coming up on Saturday.

According to marathon organizers, from 6 a.m. in the morning until noon Thursday there will be no parking on Fifth Street between Jackson and Franklin streets and on 7th Street between Jackson and Washington streets as crews place the portable restrooms.

Starting Friday morning and lasting through 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, you will see 6th Street closed between Washington Street and the alley west of Franklin Street, and from Washington to the 6th Street Parking Garage. Starting Friday afternoon, 4th Street will be closed between Jackson and Franklin Streets until 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday evening, Washington Street will be closed between 3rd Street and 5th Street and from 5th to 7th Streets through Saturday afternoon and evening. The intersection at 6th Street will also be closed.

You won’t be able to park on Washington Street between 5th and 7th Streets all day Friday through Saturday afternoon. And on Washington from 3rd to 5th Streets Friday afternoon through Saturday night.

You can get more information parking and street closings and complete schedules and maps at