Traffic alert: Gusher Marathon this weekend

Traffic alert: Gusher Marathon this weekend

On Saturday, February 27, from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., the 7th 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 4 a.m. on the Feb. 27, and with downtown traffic likely resuming by 1 p.m. The full route along MLK Parkway should be open by 2 p.m.

Beaumont Transit will suspend city bus service during the marathon.

For unrestricted access to downtown areas east of MLK Parkway, the Beaumont Police Department recommends using the Pennsylvania Street underpass at MLK Parkway. The Park Street underpass at MLK Parkway is available for leaving that area.