Road Closures

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Due to road construction in the area of the race start line, here is special race day traffic information. Please plan to arrive early. Roads will begin to close before 7:00 a.m.! A 6:30 arrival is recommended. Recommended parking is at the corner of WALTON and ADAMS, in the grassy lot by the OU Electronic Sign, with the best entrance to OU grounds via Adams Road. Walton/University traffic is expected to be heavy.  

Area 1: WALTON (Adams to Livernois) OLD PERCH (Walton to Avon)
Roads will close at 7:45 am and reopen as the last participant has turned off the road. All roads in this area will be reopened by 9:00 am.

The course travels to the Clinton River trail from Avon, exiting the trail at Elizabeth Street in Downtown Rochester, heading through downtown - Elizabeth/2nd Street to University, crossing Rochester Rd. to Pine Street into the duck pond area and north on the Paint Creek Trail.

Area within race course will close at 8:30 am and reopen as the last runner is completely off the road, or at 12 noon, whichever comes first.

Area 4: ADAMS (Dutton to Oakland University Entrance)
Adams Rd. will be closed from Dutton to the entrance to Oakland University at Hillendale. After 9:00 am, once the runners have cleared Walton Blvd., northbound Adams traffic will be allowed to Walton, then will be directed Eastbound on Walton. Also, westbound Walton traffic east of Adams will be directed southbound on Adams for the duration of the event.


I-75 Traffic Advisory for Brooksie Race Weekend

The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to close northbound and southbound I-75 between I-696 and Square Lake Road beginning at 11 p.m. Friday night and re-opening at 5 a.m. on Monday. This is part of the I-75 modernization project in Oakland County and will facilitate the removal of a bridge and repairs to pavement sections.

Race participants are urged to plan for an alternate route and add extra travel time. The Oakland University area can be reached by utilizing M-59 to the Adams Road exit (#42) or the Squirrel Road exit (#41).

Alternate routes into the area from the South include Telegraph (US-24), Woodward (M-1), Opdyke, Crooks, Adams and Rochester Road.

The construction project is weather dependent, and updates can be found at