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Long Island Marathon road closures

Runners on the course at the Long Island

Runners on the course at the Long Island Marathon. (May 1, 2011) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

The Long Island Marathon brings thousands of runners, fans and volunteers to the area, which inevitably means traffic for those driving nearby.

The event, which begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 5 at Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, across from the Nassau Coliseum, will close several roadways into the late morning.

The latest closing is scheduled for Carman Avenue, between Old Country and Nottingham roads, which lasts until 2 p.m.

Here is a listing of the road closings, including approximate times, which are subject to change:

Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Merrick Avenue (north of Hempstead Turnpike), from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Old Country Road (Post Avenue to School Street), from 7:45 to 10 a.m.

School Street (Old Country Road to Railroad Avenue), from 7:45 to 10 a.m.

Salisbury Park Drive (closed to southbound traffic only), from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Railroad Avenue, from 7:45 to 10 a.m.

Post Avenue (Railroad Avenue to Jericho Turnpike), from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Jericho Turnpike (Post Avenue to Brush Hollow Road), from 8 to 11 a.m.; westbound Jericho Turnpike will remain open.

Brush Hollow Road, from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m.; Brush Hollow Road south of Wantagh State Parkway will remain open.

Carman Avenue (Old Country Road to Nottingham Road), from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wantagh State Parkway closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Northern State Parkway exits to Post Avenue and Wantagh Parkway from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All exits and entrances to and from Wantagh Parkway from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meadowbrook Parkway exits and entrances to and from Charles Lindbergh Boulevard (Nassau Community College) and Eisenhower Park exits (M4), from 5:30 to 10 a.m.

Eisenhower Park Boulevard Merrick Avenue Entrance from 7:30 to 10 a.m., subject to earlier closure