Delay times, closed roads: What drivers should know during The Woodlands Marathon on Saturday, March 3

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The Woodlands community will play host to the annual Woodlands Marathon at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.

The full marathon route begins on Lake Robbins Drive next to Town Green Park and winds down Grogans Mill Road to Sawdust Road and west through the villages of Panther Creek, Sterling Ridge and Alden Bridge. The finish line will be back in Town Center near the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The half marathon route will take runners from Lake Robbins Drive near Town Green Park, down Research Forest Drive to Kuykendahl Road, south on Lake Woodlands Drive to Grogans Mill Road and back to Lake Robbins Drive to the finish line behind the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion .

Drivers should plan to allow an additional 45 minutes to an hour when traveling into racecourse territory during the marathon, according to race officials. Lake Woodlands Drive will have all lanes closed eastbound between 6:30-10 a.m. from Kuykendahl Road to Lake Front Circle. One lane will open for eastbound traffic at approximately 10 a.m.

Here are travel routes that will be open:

Northbound

Kuykendahl Road: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Woodloch Forest Drive: 7-11:30 a.m.

FM 2978: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

I-45: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Southbound

Branch Crossing Drive: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Woodloch Forest Drive: 7-11:30 a.m.

FM 2978: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

I-45: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Westbound

Research Forest Drive: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

I-45: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lake Woodlands Drive: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Eastbound

Hwy. 242: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Woodlands Parkway: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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