Traffic, parking, and bus routes to be impacted by Milwaukee Marathon April 6

NOW: Traffic, parking, and bus routes to be impacted by Milwaukee Marathon April 6

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works is warning the public to expect traffic, parking, and bus route changes for the Milwaukee Marathon on Saturday. 

The Milwaukee Marathon route starts and ends at Fiserve Forum, lasting for 26.2 miles and winding its way through many Milwaukee neighborhoods. 


The staging area around Fiserv Forum for this event will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5 through 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Streets along the course will experience rolling closures Saturday, April 6 from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please pay attention to posted road closure signs.

North/south vehicle traffic will be very limited during this race. DPW suggests making use of the I-43 freeway or WIS 175 (Stadium Freeway).

Residents, churches, restaurants and other businesses, and all other organizations with driveways on the route should be aware that access during the races will be limited – make your travel/parking plans accordingly.

A full map of the marathon route and a full list of street closures can be found at


Be especially aware of temporary parking restrictions along the routes. “NO PARKING –TOW AWAY ZONE” signs will be posted with information as to when parking will be restricted. There will be different hours of parking restrictions depending on where a street is on the
marathon route. Vehicles must be moved off the route to ensure the safety of all participants. All vehicles parked on the route will be ticketed and towed. If your vehicle is towed, please call (414) 286-2700 for more information.


A number of MCTS bus routes will be impacted by these closures. Riders should expect delays and detours across the system. Details about detours are posted at

The Hop will start service later than usual. Hours of operation will be from 11 a.m. to midnight. More information about the Hop can be found at

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