The Woodlands Marathon Traffic Update

 UPDATED FOR 2014 RACE 

The best of luck to all OutRival Racing Athletes competing in this event!

I’m sure that you’ve seen the traffic signs all over town advising road closures, but we took the liberty to take the following from the official race site to make sure you’re well informed.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Expect 15-30 minute delays if you cross into the designated center area of the racecourse.
  • When leaving your neighborhood from inside the racecourse onto Research Forest Drive or Lake Woodlands Drive, expect 5-minute delays.

RECOMMENDED COMMUTE AND DRIVING PRACTICES DURING THE EVENT:

  • Only residential traffic is recommended through and around the racecourse during the hours of 630am and 130pm.
  • Northbound and southbound traffic recommended right of ways are Branch Crossing, Woodloch Forest and I-45 to avoid delays.
  • If access is needed to your neighborhood off of Lake Woodlands or Research Forest Drive please refer to pages 4-9 for recommended travel practices.
  • All businesses and neighborhoods will be accessible during the race.

SUGGESTED TRAVEL PRACTICES ON RACE DAY

  • Expect 5 minute delays at intersections.
  • Add 10-15 extra for your travel times.
  • Map your own course prior to race day.
  • Email or call with questions if you are unsure. 

NOTE: Eastbound Research Forest Drive will have all lanes closed between 630am-830am from Kuykendahl to Grogan’s Mill.   One lane will open for eastbound traffic between 815am and 830am. 

PACE CHART (time frame runners will pass locations)

The following chart projects the times and periods that runners will pass through each mile marker of the marathon and half marathon courses. You can use this to give you an idea of when roads will re-open.

MARATHON COURSE

MILE

LOCATION

TIME RANGE

0 (Start)

Six Pines/Lake Robbins/Timberloch

7am-715am

1

Millbend @ Box Turtle Lane

705am-721am

2

Millbend @ Fernridge

710am-735am

3

Millbend @ S. Millbend Drive

715am-750am

4

Sawdust @ McDonald Rd

720am-804am

5

Glen Loch @ Shadowcrest Ln

725am-819am

6

Glen Loch @ Panther Creek Dr

730am-834am

7

Flintridge @ Gosling Rd

735am-849am

8

Flintridge @ Hunters Crossing Dr

740am-903am

9

Flintridge @Stellar Point

745am-917am

10

Flintridge @ Shawnee Ridge Dr

750am-931am

11

8125 Ashlane Way (Library) northbound lane

755am-946am

12

Branch Crossing @Rembrandt Way

8am-10am

13

Branch Crossing @ Fronterra Cir

805am-1015am

14

Terramont Dr @ Merit Oaks

810am-1029am

15

Terramont Dr @ Marquise Oaks

815am-1044am

16

Branch Crossing N @ Terramont

820am-1059am

17

Alden Bridge @ Lakeside Park

825am-1113am

18

8051 Bay Branch eastbound

830am-1118am

19

Southbound Kuykendahl @ spillway

835am-1132am

20

Lake Woodlands @ Kuykendahl

840am-1147am

21

Lake Woodlands @ Goldend Sage/Falconwing

845am-1201pm

22

Lake Woodlands @Shadowbend Pl

850am-1215pm

23

Lake Woodlands @ Splitrock

855am-1230pm

24

Lake Woodlands Dr @ Lake Woodlands bridge

9am-1244pm

25

9333 Six Pines Drive southbound

905am-1259pm

26

Waterway Walk near Marriott hotel

910am-115pm

 

 

 

 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD AND BUSINESS

 

ACCESS POINTS AND STREET OPENINGS

 

ZONE 1

 

MILLBEND/S. MILLBEND LOOP EASTBOUND/WESTBOUND: SIX PINES TO SAWDUST

 

Grogan’s Forest, Lakeside Drive and New Trails Drive

 

  • Eastbound closure between 645am-750am (lane begin to open at 705am)
  • Westbound traffic on Millbend completely open
  • Recommended travel to I-45 during closure
    • Westbound Millbend Loop to Grogan’s Mill

 

 

 

ZONE 2

 

SAWDUST/GLEN LOCH/PANTHER CREEK TO FLINTRIDGE

 

Sawdust and Glen Loch Drive

 

  • One lane closure between 645am-830am
  • Southbound Glen Loch open to traffic
  • Recommended travel to I-45 during closure
    • Southbound Glen Loch Drive

 

Note: Runners are running with traffic

 

 

 

Glen Loch – Panther Creek to Flintridge

 

  • Eastbound closure between 645am-845am
  • Westbound traffic on Panther Creek to Woodlands Parkway open
  • Recommended travel to I-45 during closure
    • Take Panther Creek westbound to Woodlands Parkway

 

Note: Runners are running against traffic

 

 

ZONE 3

 

FLINTRIDGE EASTBOUND: PANTHER CREEK TO WOODLANDS PKWY

 

Panther Creek/Gosling/Falconwing/John Cooper/Kuykendahl

 

  • Eastbound closure between 7am-915am
  • Westbound traffic on Flintridge open
  • Recommended travel to I-45 during closure
    • Take Flintridge westbound to cross street to Woodlands Parkway

 

Kuykendahl/Forestgate/Lake Woodlands

 

  • Eastbound closure between 7am-930am
  • Westbound traffic on Flintridge open
  • Recommended travel to I-45 during closure
    • Take Flintridge westbound to cross street to Woodlands Parkway

 

Note: Runners are running against traffic

 

 

 

ZONE 4

 

WOODLANDS PKWY/ASHLAN WAY/BRANCH CROSSING TO WOODLANDS PKWY

 

Flintridge to Macbeth Way to Ashlane Way to Branch Crossing

 

  • Eastbound closure between 7am-945am (one lane open)
  • Westbound traffic on Woodlands Pkwy completely open
  • Recommended travel to I-45 during closure
    • Take Woodlands Pkwy eastbound one lane between Ashlane Way and Flintridge
    • Ashlane Way southbound lane open to YMCA

 

Note: Runners are running against traffic

 

 

 

Branch Crossing – Ashlane Way to Woodlands Pkwy

 

  • Eastbound closure between 730am-1025am
  • Westbound traffic on Branch Crossing completely open
  • Recommended travel to I-45 during closure
    • Take Branch Crossing westbound to cross street up to Woodlands Pkwy
    • Recommended travel to access Research Forest and I-45
      • Use eastbound Woodlands Pkwy to I-45
      • Use eastbound Woodlands Parkway, north on I-45 to Research Forest Drive westbound

 

Note: Runners are running against traffic

 

 

 

ZONE 5

 

TERRAMONT SOUTHBOUND: WOODLANDS PKWY TO BRANCH CROSSING

 

 NOTE: Branch Crossing Northbound is completely closed from 8am-11am during the event from Terramont to Alden Bridge – Use Kuykendahl Northbound

 

 

 

Terramont – Woodlands Pkwy to Branch Crossing

 

  • Southbound closure between 730am-11am
  • Northbound traffic on Terramont completely open
  • Recommended travel to I-45 during closure
    • Take Terramont northbound to Branch Crossing southbound up to Woodlands Pkwy
    • Recommended travel to access Alden Bridge Drive
      • Use Branch Crossing southbound to Sterling Ridge to Kuykendahl northbound
      • Use eastbound Woodlands Parkway, north on I-45 to Research Forest Drive westbound

 

Branch Crossing – Alden Bridge – Bay Branch

 

  • Branch Crossing northbound closed 8am-11am
  • Alden Bridge eastbound closed 8am-1120am
  • Bay Branch eastbound closed 815am-1130am
  • Southbound traffic on Branch Crossing completely open
  • Westbound traffic on Alden Bridge and Bay Branch completely open
  • Recommended travel to Lake Woodlands Drive
    • Use Branch Crossing to travel southbound or Research Forest Drive to Cochran’s Crossing, Shadowbend Pl or Gosling
  • Recommended travel to I-45
    • Take cross street to Research Forest Dr eastbound to I-45

 

Note: Runners are running against traffic on Terramont and with traffic on Branch Crossing

 

 

About Danny Sanchez

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