On Saturday, March 7, 2014 from 7:30AM to 2:00PM, the 6th Annual Gusher Marathon will begin and end at the Lamar University Montagne Center. The course circles Lamar University, proceeds along MLK Parkway to College St. (HWY 90) and winds through downtown Beaumont.
There will be several streets barricaded along the route and traffic detoured. Please notify your employees and ask them to adjust their route accordingly.
Barricading roads will begin as early as 4AM on the 7th and we anticipate downtown traffic resuming by 1PM. The full route along MLK Parkway should be open by 2PM.
Beaumont Transit will suspend city bus service during the marathon.
For unrestricted access to downtown areas east of MLK Parkway, we recommend using Pennsylvania Street underpass at MLK Parkway. The Park Street underpass at MLK Parkway is available for leaving that area.
**During past marathons we received numerous calls asking for specific routes to the Port of Beaumont, Exxon Mobil, Jefferson County Courthouse, Beaumont Police Department and the Civic Center. See attached maps for routes to these locations.
For more information log on to:
Officer Carol Riley