Road closures in Downtown Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh Marathon festivities will begin at noon Friday.
Cars left along the route will be towed, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety.
Race organizers recommend going to the marathon’s website at www.thepittsburghmarathon.com to check a map of Downtown and a map of Pittsburgh for suggested driving routes in and around the city on race day.
If you’re planning to join in the festivities and want to get around the city by bike, another map on the website provides information for that.
Postal mailboxes along the route will be removed or locked as an extra security measure starting Friday, according to the Postal Service. Boxes will be returned to service by the close of business May 6.
Be prepared to detour around Boulevard of the Allies between Wood Street and Stanwix Street throughout the weekend, starting at noon Friday. That closure will be in effect until the close of races Sunday. Bus routes also will be detoured around this closure starting Friday.
Road closures will continue Saturday on the North Shore and Downtown.
Road closures in preparation for the 26.2-mile race on Sunday will begin around 1:30 a.m. Roads will be reopened on a rolling basis.
Those traveling throughout the city this weekend are encouraged to consider public transit.
Light rail service will not be affected Friday and Saturday.
The Mon Incline will operate every 17 minutes during peak hours and every 35 minutes during off-peak hours Friday. It will operate every 35 minutes from 5:30 a.m. Saturday to 12:45 a.m. Sunday.
Bus detours Saturday will begin around 7:15 a.m. and continue through 1 p.m. on the North Side and Downtown. All Downtown buses will pick up and drop off on Smithfield Street between Sixth and Fifth Avenues.
Here’s what you need to know to get around the city Sunday: