Street Closures http://kut.org en Austin Holiday Weekend: Zilker Tree Lighting, Chuy's Kids Parade (MAP) http://kut.org/post/austin-holiday-weekend-zilker-tree-lighting-chuys-kids-parade-map <p>With Thanksgiving over, Austin turns to the winter holidays this&nbsp;weekend.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://austintexas.gov/zilkerholidaytree">The Zilker Holiday Tree</a>&nbsp;returns for the holiday season on Sunday. Celebrating&nbsp; its&nbsp;47th&nbsp;lightning ceremony, the Holiday Tree will remain lit nightly, from 6 p.m. until midnight, until Dec. 31.</p><p>Taking place on Saturday is the&nbsp;annual&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chuysparade.com/parade_info.html">Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade</a>. The parade, benefiting <a href="http://www.bluesanta.org/">Operation Blue Santa</a>, begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Austin.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That means street closures from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. (See a map below.)</span></p><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:50:00 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 9287 at http://kut.org Austin Holiday Weekend: Zilker Tree Lighting, Chuy's Kids Parade (MAP) Austin City Limits 2013: Road Closures, Transportation, Public Safety & More (Update) http://kut.org/post/austin-city-limits-2013-road-closures-transportation-public-safety-more-update <p><strong>Update</strong>: The final Sunday of ACL&#39;s second weekend has been canceled due to weather.</p><p>For more, including information on refunds see: <a href="http://kutne.ws/1bopjAb"><strong>Heavy Rains Soak Austin, Central Texas; ACL Festival Cancels Final Day</strong></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Update (Oct. 11):</strong> Traffic could be a bigger problem in the Austin area for weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. <a href="https://austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=9c5a691986d84a3da6118095b19632f5" target="_blank">Road closures around Zilker Park and Republic Square Park</a> will be in place just like last weekend (see below). But the highways may also be packed.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:14:14 +0000 Emily Mathis & Wells Dunbar 8859 at http://kut.org Austin City Limits 2013: Road Closures, Transportation, Public Safety & More (Update) Map: Pecan St. Festival, Cinco de Mayo, More Weekend Events Close Off Parts of Downtown http://kut.org/post/map-pecan-st-festival-cinco-de-mayo-more-weekend-events-close-parts-downtown <p>This weekend, parts of downtown Austin will be closed Saturday and Sunday for different events.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.marchofdimes.com/texas/events/10224_3134333435.html" target="_blank">March for Babies</a> will start at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Registration for those who want to march starts at 8 a.m. at Auditorium Shores. The march raises money for children who are born too early. As a result of the march, Congress Avenue and a few other streets will be closed in the morning on Saturday.</p><p> Sat, 04 May 2013 14:41:24 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 7605 at http://kut.org Map: Pecan St. Festival, Cinco de Mayo, More Weekend Events Close Off Parts of Downtown Commitment Day 5K Street Closures http://kut.org/post/commitment-day-5k-street-closures <p>The <a href="http://www.commitmentday.com/content/austin">Commitment Day 5K</a> is taking place in downtown Austin this morning. The race starts at 10 a.m. and is expected to last until 12 p.m.</p><p>South 1<sup>st</sup> Street will be closed from Barton Springs Road to Cesar Chavez Street. Cesar Chavez Street will be closed from Lavaca Steet to Mopac (Loop 1). Tue, 01 Jan 2013 16:21:37 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 6021 at http://kut.org Commitment Day 5K Street Closures A Little Traffic, A Few Street Closures as F1 Winds Down http://kut.org/post/little-traffic-few-street-closures-f1-winds-down <p>Austin’s first Formula 1 race is now in the record books. McLaren driver <a href="http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2012/11/14084.html" target="_blank">Lewis Hamilton won the U.S. Grand Prix</a>.</p><p>Thousands of F1 fans are now headed to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Officials say today could be one of the busiest days ever at the airport. To help with increased demand, airlines added seven flights today and a total of more than 2,500 additional seats.</p><p>The city is expecting heavy traffic around the airport and longer-than-normal screening lines. Airport officials say <a href="http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/austinairport/" target="_blank">passengers need to arrive at least two hours before takeoff</a>.</p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:06:10 +0000 Laura Rice 5672 at http://kut.org A Little Traffic, A Few Street Closures as F1 Winds Down Map: F1-Related Street Closures (Update) http://kut.org/post/map-f1-related-street-closures-update <p><iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=201079182274657105434.0004ce9068cb3fc38d4de&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=30.265767,-97.74431&amp;spn=0.003475,0.004828&amp;z=17&amp;output=embed" frameborder="0" height="375" scrolling="no" width="451"></iframe><br><em><small>View <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=201079182274657105434.0004ce9068cb3fc38d4de&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=30.265767,-97.74431&amp;spn=0.003475,0.004828&amp;z=17&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Formula 1 Closures for Nov. 15</a> in a larger map</small></em></p><p><strong><span style="font-family:Times">Update: </span></strong>The city has partnered with the University of Texas to allow <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/mdoJN">Centennial Park </a>to be a shuttle pick-up and drop off location. As a result, UT says there may be heavy traffic in the area bound by the perimeter of Trinity Street, MLK Boulevard, I-35 and East 15th Street.</p><p>"R" Permit holders for the Trinity Garage will need to relocate for the weekend. "F" and "S" permit holders are not required to relocate, but the University has suggested it. "F" and "S" permit holders may park free of charge at any of university garage, with the exception of the Conference Center Garage (CCG) and Manor Garage (MAG). For more information, check out <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/parking/formula1.html">UT's Formula One parking guide. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:24:57 +0000 Wells Dunbar & Laura Rice 5635 at http://kut.org Map: Komen 5K, More Events Mean Street Closures http://kut.org/post/map-komen-5k-more-events-mean-street-closures <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="375" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=201079182274657105434.0004cd85c52b64820cb5b&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=30.267444,-97.746305&amp;spn=0.027799,0.038624&amp;z=14&amp;output=embed" width="451"></iframe><br><em><small>View <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=201079182274657105434.0004cd85c52b64820cb5b&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=30.267444,-97.746305&amp;spn=0.027799,0.038624&amp;z=14&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Street Closures for Nov. 2-4</a> in a larger map</small></em></p><p>A slew of events this weekend will make navigating downtown Austin a bit more challenging than usual.</p><p>The seventh annual <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/now-fun-fun-fun-fest-grows-three-days-four-stages-160-plus-performers">Fun Fun Fun Fest is already underway</a> at Auditorium Shores. Bouldin Avenue and South Fifth Street/Dawson Road are open to residents only. No festival parking is allowed in Bouldin Creek neighborhood.</p><p>Many more street closures are in effect Sunday, when the <a href="http://www.komenaustin.org/">Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K</a> launches. East 18th Street from Congress Avenue to San Jacinto Boulevard and Brazos Street from MLK Jr. Boulevard to East 17<sup>th</sup> Street are first to close, at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.</p><p>Several more full and partial closures are in effect Sunday, as illustrated in the map above. Here’s a rundown of the partial closures:</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:22:00 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5509 at http://kut.org Overnight Crashes Leave Three Dead http://kut.org/post/overnight-crashes-leave-three-dead <p>It was a dangerous night on Austin roads as three separate incidents lead to three deaths.</p><p>The lower deck of Interstate 35 was closed at the split this morning, due to a fatality in the 3200 block of the interstate.</p><p><a href="http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/two-people-hit-and-killed-by-cars" target="_blank">KXAN spoke</a> with Austin Police&nbsp;Sgt. Daniel Watson; he told the station a man was “running in the lanes” along the interstate, near St. David’s Hospital, and was killed after getting hit by a truck. The motorist stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities.</p><p>In southeast Travis County, <a href="https://twitter.com/Austin_Police/status/253069419796901888" target="_blank">another pedestrian and auto collision</a> occurred at Highway 71 East and FM 973. The incident closed all westbound lanes of Highway 71. According to <a href="http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/three-dead-in-separate-overnight-accidents/nSRM6/" target="_blank">the <em>Austin American-Statesman</em>,</a> the pedestrian was also in the road, and the driver also remained on the scene.</p><p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:02:22 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5220 at http://kut.org Overnight Crashes Leave Three Dead Oltorf Closed Between I-35 and Congress http://kut.org/post/oltorf-closed-between-i-35-and-congress <p>Construction on Oltorf Street may disrupt your commute this week.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/article/roadway-closures-oltorf-between-ih-35-and-south-congress" target="_blank">city has closed</a> part of Oltorf&nbsp;Street between South Congress Avenue and Interstate 35 to complete work on water lines.&nbsp;All westbound lanes are closed. One eastbound lane remains open.</p><p>The construction is scheduled to last through Friday but some closures may continue through the weekend. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:00:32 +0000 Laura Rice 4744 at http://kut.org Oltorf Closed Between I-35 and Congress Procession Route for Sgt. Juan Navarro Funeral http://kut.org/post/procession-route-sgt-juan-navarro-funeral <p>A funeral for an Austin soldier slain in Afghanistan is heading to Killeen this afternoon.</p><p>Starting at 1 p.m., officers are escorting Sergeant Juan Navarro&rsquo;s body from Austin to Killeen for burial. The funeral procession starts in North Austin and will head south on Lamar to Koenig Lane. It will then head to I-35 before exiting to 195 toward Kileen.</p><p>Sergeant Navarro was killed in an attack <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/am-update-deadly-overnight-fires-fallen-soldier-armstrong-lawsuit-dismissed" target="_blank">on July 7 in Kandahar, Afghanistan</a>. He enlisted in the Army in 2008, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was 23.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:17:18 +0000 Wells Dunbar 4711 at http://kut.org Procession Route for Sgt. Juan Navarro Funeral Obama in Austin: Road Closures and Detours Ahead http://kut.org/post/obama-austin-road-closures-and-detours-ahead <p>President Barack Obama will campaign in San Antonio and Austin today, where he has four fundraisers planned <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=156889843">to raise money big money.</a>The visit is expected to <a href="http://kut.org/2012/07/obama-visit-will-snarl-downtown-traffic/">cause traffic </a><a href="http://kut.org/2012/07/obama-visit-will-snarl-downtown-traffic/">problems</a>&nbsp;in Austin during this evening&rsquo;s rush hour.</p><p>While Air Force One is scheduled to touch down in Austin around 4:25 p.m., the exact route of the president&rsquo;s motorcade is classified for security reasons. Consequently, no one&rsquo;s sure just how bad any resultant traffic tie-ups will be.</p><p>Capital Metro <a href="http://www.capmetro.org/news-item.aspx?id=1398">service will be detoured</a> within the following perimeters: Fifth Street, Congress, Lamar and Riverside.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:13:12 +0000 Chip Skambis 4699 at http://kut.org Obama in Austin: Road Closures and Detours Ahead Lamar Blvd. Partially Closed http://kut.org/post/lamar-blvd-partially-closed <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=201079182274657105434.0004c4f2df712a5efb969&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=30.281639,-97.751327&amp;spn=0.006485,0.009227&amp;z=16&amp;output=embed" width="430"></iframe><br /><em><small>View <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=201079182274657105434.0004c4f2df712a5efb969&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=30.281639,-97.751327&amp;spn=0.006485,0.009227&amp;z=16&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Lamar Street Closure </a> in a larger map</small></em></p><p></p><p><strong>Update</strong>: Via Twitter, <a href="https://twitter.com/austinenergy/status/224890403395076096">Austin Energy confirms reports</a> stating Lamar&nbsp;Boulevard&nbsp;near&nbsp;MLK&nbsp;Boulevard is partially reopen, and should be completely clear closer to 3 p.m.</p><p><strong>Original post</strong> (9:06 a.m.): Part of Lamar Boulevard is shut down this morning because Austin Energy crews are working to repair a utility pole.</p><p>Austin Energy Spokesman Ed Clark says a tree fell onto utility lines, bringing the pole down onto the street.</p><p>Northbound traffic on Lamar in the area is being diverted to 15<sup>th</sup> Street, and southbound traffic is being diverted to MLK.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:48:14 +0000 Laura Rice 4688 at http://kut.org Map: Street Closures for Saturday's Iraq Veterans Parade http://kut.org/post/map-street-closures-saturdays-iraq-veterans-parade <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=201079182274657105434.0004c42fc9f1bd99a9774&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=30.269112,-97.741799&amp;spn=0.012973,0.019054&amp;z=15&amp;output=embed" width="445"></iframe> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:50:40 +0000 Katherine Jacobsen 4632 at http://kut.org Overnight Truck Accident Closes Lanes on I-35 http://kut.org/post/overnight-truck-accident-closes-lanes-i-35 <p><strong>Update </strong>(8:53 a.m.): Police say all southbound lanes of I-35 are now open.</p><p>Traffic was diverted for several hours this morning after an 18-wheeler jackknifed on I-35, trying to avoid hitting a pedestrian. The pedestrian died.&nbsp;The accident occurred at 2 a.m. today, Austin police said.</p><p>While both northbound and southbound lanes were closed for about an hour this morning around the 5500 block of the highway, all northbound lanes were said to be open by 8:30 this morning. Southbound lanes were expected to be opened by approximately 9 a.m.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:47:48 +0000 Margaret Nicklas & Wells Dunbar 4514 at http://kut.org Overnight Truck Accident Closes Lanes on I-35 Map: Juneteenth Parade in East Austin http://kut.org/post/map-juneteenth-parade-east-austin <p>Tuesday, June 19th&nbsp;marks the 147th anniversary of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth">Juneteenth</a>, marking the abolition of slavery in Texas.</p><p>To celebrate the day, when enforcement of President Lincoln&rsquo;s Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas, a parade will wind its way through east Austin.</p><p>It&rsquo;s the 16th annual parade put on by the volunteer-based <a href="http://www.juneteenthcentraltexas.com/">Juneteenth Committee</a>. For coordinator Gwendolyn Doyle, the event is more than a simple celebration.</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:21:02 +0000 Carlos Morales 4494 at http://kut.org Map: Juneteenth Parade in East Austin