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Phoenix marathon to shut down some roads

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TEMPE, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

Officials are warning drivers to be aware of road closures for the 11th annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and 1/2 Marathon.

More than 25,000 runners from 50 states and 17 countries are expected to swarm streets in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe on Sunday morning.

Marathon officials say most of the closures and detours will take place between 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

A bike tour will begin at 7:15 a.m. and the other races will start at 7:50 a.m.

According to the race website, police will reopen the streets on a rolling basis.

Closed streets include Camelback Road from 24th Street to Arcadia Drive and Washington Street from 1st to 7th avenues.

An off-ramp at 7th Avenue on westbound I-10 and one at Van Buren Street on westbound Loop 202 will also be closed.

Major closures include:

  • 7th Avenue Northbound from Washington to Missouri Avenue
  • W. Missouri Avenue from 7th Avenue to 24th Street
  • Camelback Road  Eastbound from 24th Street to Arcadia
  • N. 48th St. from Indian School Road to Van Buren Street
  • N. Mill Avenue from Washington to 3rd Avenue
  • N. Scottsdale Road Northbound from McDowell Road to Thomas Road
  • McDowell Road from 64th Street to 54th Street
  • University Drive  from Forest Avenue to McClintock Drive
  • Rio Salado Parkway from Mill Avenue to Ash Avenue

The race annually creates an estimated $35 million in total economic impact. Charities have raised $335,000 through the 2014 race and more than $28.5 million through the 11-year history of the event.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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