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Oct. 16: Significant Reroutes for Marathon

Date:October 06, 2021
Effective:Oct 16, 2021

Buses Reroute for Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 16

On Saturday, Oct. 16, RideKC will reroute buses throughout Kansas City for the Kansas City Marathon. Please see details below. Organizers expect thousands of runners to participate in the race that travels through the Plaza, Westport, midtown, Crossroads, downtown, the Jazz District, Brookside and Waldo. For information about the marathon, visit www.sportkc.org/marathon. Street closures will begin at 5 a.m. and the race begins at 7 a.m. Streets will reopen, and buses will return to regular routes as the race clears the affected areas. 47th between Oak and Rockhill is the start and finish line; it will remain closed throughout the entire marathon.

Click on the map for a larger view of the course.
2021 Kansas City Marathon map

The Regional Call Center will be open special hours on Saturday, Oct. 16 to help customers. Call 816-221-0660 on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Along with the reroutes, expect buses to be running behind schedule after the race.

Links to RideKC real-time information: 

See the bulletin for the Marathon setup on Oct. 15. 

Additional reroutes or delays may be necessary if streets are impassable.

Main MAX via Waldo: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 63rd and Brookside, go west on 63rd, north on Wornall, west on Ward Parkway north, north on Roanoke Parkway, continue north on Madison, north onto Southwest Trafficway, north on Summit, east on Southwest Blvd., east on 20th, north on Grand to resume the regular route. Southbound buses will travel the regular route to 20th and Grand, go west on 20th, south on Summit, continue south on Southwest Trafficway, south on Belleview, east on Ward Parkway south, south on Wornall, east on 63rd, south on Brookside to resume the regular route. Expect delays at Huntington and Wornall, 51st and Wornall, 47th at Belleview, Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd, Southwest Blvd. and Broadway, and 7th and Grand.
Main MAX via Plaza: Northbound buses via Plaza, from Wyandotte and Ward Parkway north, will continue west on Ward Parkway, north on Roanoke Parkway, on Madison onto Southwest Trafficway, north on Summit, east on Southwest Blvd., east on 20th, and north on Grand to resume the regular route. Southbound buses via Plaza will travel the regular route to 20th and Grand, go west on 20th, south on Summit, continue south on Southwest Trafficway, south on Belleview, east on Ward Parkway south, north on Mill Creek Parkway, west on Ward Parkway north to Wyandotte. Buses will lay over at Ward Parkway and Wyandotte. Expect delays at 7th and Grand, 7th and Broadway, Southwest Blvd. and Broadway, Southwest Trafficway and Westport Rd, and 47th at Belleview.

Troost MAX via 3 Trails: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 51st and Troost, go east on 51st, north on Paseo, west on Brush Creek, north on Troost, west on 25th, north on Holmes, west on 13th, north on Central, east on 12th to lay over at 12th and Wyandotte. Southbound buses will travel the regular route to Brush Creek and Troost, go east on Brush Creek, south on Paseo, west on 51st, and south on Troost to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 12th and Wyandotte, 13th and Wyandotte, 12th and Oak, 13th and Oak, 18th and Charlotte, 18th and Holmes, Armour and Troost, and 75th and Troost.
Troost MAX via 75th and Troost: From 74th and Troost, Northbound buses will go north on Troost, east on 51st, north on Paseo, west on Brush Creek, north on Troost, west on 25th, north on Holmes, west on 13th, north on Central, east on 12th to lay over at 12th and Wyandotte. Southbound buses will travel the regular route to Brush Creek and Troost, go east on Brush Creek, south on Paseo, west on 51st, south on Troost, east on 73rd, south on Paseo, west on 74th to Troost to lay over at 74th and Troost. Expect delays at 12th and Wyandotte, 13th and Wyandotte, 12th and Oak, 13th and Oak, 18th and Charlotte, 18th and Holmes, Armour and Troost, and 75th and Troost.

Prospect MAX: Northbound buses will travel the regular route 12th and Charlotte, go south on Charlotte, west on 13th, north on Central, and east on 12th to lay over at 12th and Wyandotte. Southbound buses will travel the regular route. Expect delays at 12th and Wyandotte, 12th and Oak, 13th and Oak and 13th and Wyandotte.

9 9th Street: Eastbound buses will travel the regular route to 12th and Walnut, north on Walnut, then east on 6th, south on Charlotte, east on 12th to resume the regular route. Westbound buses take the regular route to 12th and Charlotte, go south on Charlotte, west on 13th, north on Central, and west on 11th to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 13th and Oak, 12th and Oak, 13th and Wyandotte, and 12th and Wyandotte.

11 Northeast-Westside: Eastbound buses will take the regular route to 12th and Walnut, go north on Walnut, east on 6th, south on Charlotte, east on 12th to resume the regular route. Westbound buses take the regular route to 12th and Charlotte, go south on Charlotte, west on 13th, north on Central, and west on 11th to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 13th and Oak, 12th and Oak, 13th and Wyandotte, and 12th and Wyandotte.

12 12th Street: Eastbound buses will take the regular route to 12th and Walnut, north on Walnut, east on 6th, south on Charlotte, east on 12th to resume the regular route. Westbound buses take the regular route to 12th and Charlotte, go south on Charlotte, west on 13th, north on Central, and west on 11th to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 13th and Oak, 12th and Oak, 13th and Wyandotte, and 12th and Wyandotte.

18 Indiana: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 18th and Brooklyn, go north on Brooklyn, west on Truman Road, north on Troost, west on 12th, south on Charlotte, west on 13th, north on Central, and east on 12th to resume the regular route. Southbound buses will travel the regular route to Truman Road and Troost, go east on Truman, south on Brooklyn, and east on 18th to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 13th and Oak, 12th and Oak, 13th and Wyandotte, and 12th and Wyandotte.

24 Independence: Eastbound buses will travel the regular route to Charlotte, go west on 13th, and north on Grand to resume the regular route. Westbound buses will travel the regular route. Expect delays at 11th and Grand, 12th and Oak, and 13th and Oak.

25 Troost: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 51st and Troost, go east on 51st, north on Paseo, west on Brush Creek, north on Troost, west on 12th, south on Charlotte, west on 13th, and north on Central to 12th to resume the regular route. Southbound buses will travel the regular route to Brush Creek and Troost, go east on Brush Creek, south on Paseo, west on 51st, and south on Troost to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 12th and Wyandotte, 13th and Wyandotte, 12th and Oak, 13th and Oak, 18th and Troost, Armour and Troost, and 75th and Troost.

27 27th Street: Eastbound buses from Pershing and Main will continue north on Main, east on 20th, south on Grand, and east on Pershing to resume the regular route. Westbound buses will travel the regular route to Pershing and Main, and go north on Main to lay over at Pershing and Main. Expect delays at 27th and Paseo.

31 31st Street: Eastbound buses from 31st and Oak will continue north on Oak, and east on 31st to resume the regular route. Westbound buses will travel the regular route to 31st and Gillham, go south on Gillham, west on Linwood, and north on Oak to lay over near 3145 Oak. Expect delays at 31st and Paseo.

35 35th Street: Westbound buses will travel the regular route to 35th and Woodland, go north on Woodland, west on Linwood, south on Gillham, west on Armour, south on Warwick, west on 39th, south on Southwest Trafficway, continue south on Belleview, east on Ward Parkway south, north on Mill Creek Parkway, west on Ward Parkway north to Wyandotte to lay over at Ward Parkway and Wyandotte. From the layover, eastbound buses will continue west on Ward Parkway north, north on Roanoke, continue north on Madison onto Southwest Trafficway, east on 39th, north on Warwick, east on Armour, north on Gillham, east on Linwood, south on Woodland, east on 35th to resume the regular route. Expect delays at Westport and Southwest Trafficway, 39th and Broadway, and Linwood and Paseo.

39 39th Street: Expect delays at 39th and Broadway, and 39th and Gillham.

47 Broadway: Eastbound buses will take the regular route to 20th and Grand, go west on 20th, south on Summit, continue south on Southwest Trafficway, west on 38th, south on Summit, east on 39th, south onto 71 Hwy. South to Cleaver II exit, continue south to MLK Blvd to resume the regular route. Westbound buses will travel the regular route to Cleaver II and 71 Hwy. North, continue north onto 71 Hwy. to 39th St exit, go west on 39th, north on Southwest Trafficway, continue north on Summit, east on Southwest Blvd., continue east on 20th, and north on Grand to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 39th and Gillham, 39th and Broadway, and Southwest Blvd. and Broadway.

57 Wornall: Expect delays at 75th and Wornall.

75 75th Street: Eastbound buses will travel the regular route to Meadow Lake, go east on Meadow Lake, south on Ward Parkway, east on 79th, north on Brookside, east on 77th, south on Troost, east on 77th, north on Lydia, and east on 75th to resume the regular route. Westbound buses will travel the regular route to 75th and Lydia, go south on Lydia, west on 77th, north on Troost, west on 77th, south on Brookside, west on 79th, north on Ward Parkway Plaza, continue north on Ward Parkway, west on 76th Terr. onto Meadow Lake, and south on State Line to resume the regular route.

77 Casino Cruiser: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to Charlotte to 13th, go west on 13th, and north on Grand to resume the regular route. Southbound buses will travel the regular route. Expect delays at 11th and Grand, 12th and Oak, and 13th and Oak.

85 Paseo: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to 39th and Paseo, go west on 39th, north on Troost, west on Linwood, and north on Gillham to resume the regular route. Southbound buses will travel the regular route to Linwood and Gillham, go east on Linwood, south on Troost, east on 39th, and south on Paseo to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 11th and Grand, and Armour and Troost.

201 North Oak: Northbound and southbound buses will travel the regular route. Expect delays at 11th and Grand.

229 Boardwalk-KCI: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to Charlotte, go west on 13th, north on Central, and west on 11th to resume the regular route. Southbound buses will travel the regular route. Expect delays at 12th and Oak, 13th and Oak, 12th and Wyandotte, and 13th and Wyandotte.

238 Meadowbrook: Northbound buses will travel the regular route to Charlotte, go west on 13th, and north on Grand to resume the regular route. Expect delays at 11th and Grand, 12th and Oak, and 13th and Oak.

For route and schedule information, visit RideKC.org any time or call the RideKC Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. We offer translation assistance for trip information in more than 50 languages.

El Centro de Llamadas Regional de RideKC brinda asistencia con la traducción al 816-221-0660, de lunes a viernes de 6 a.m. a 6 p.m. Lo conectaremos con un intérprete que puede traducir la información del viaje en más de 50 idiomas.

The Regional Call Center will be open Saturday, Oct. 16.
Call 816-221-0660 on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.