road closures http://kut.org en Where to Go for Information on Road Closures, Rain Totals and Power Outages http://kut.org/post/where-go-information-road-closures-rain-totals-and-power-outages <p><strong>Update: </strong>A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for much of Central Texas until noon.</p><p><strong>Original Story (5:44 a.m.): </strong>Central Texas is getting some much-needed rain. The numbers and affected areas are changing constantly. So here's a roundup of how to find the latest information for your neighborhood:</p><p><strong>1. Road Closures/Low Water Crossing Closures</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.atxfloods.com/index.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">ATXfloods.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: </span><span class="textTagLine" style="line-height: 1.5;">Current flood information and emergency road closures in the City of Austin, Travis County, Sunset Valley and Cedar Park</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Information is automatically updated. Red dots indicate low water crossing closures and the list on the right provides details. Updates are also posted </span><a href="https://twitter.com/ATXfloods" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">to Twitter</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><strong>2. Rain Totals</strong></p><p>Some parts of Central Texas have received as much as an inch and a half of rain since midnight – including Llano and Elgin. Tue, 27 May 2014 11:55:57 +0000 Laura Rice 10498 at http://kut.org Where to Go for Information on Road Closures, Rain Totals and Power Outages SXSW Traffic is Terrible. This Street Closure Map Might Help. http://kut.org/post/sxsw-traffic-terrible-street-closure-map-might-help <p><strong>Update: </strong>Starting today, it’s going to get even tougher to get around downtown. That’s because the music portion of South by Southwest is now underway.</p><p>The City of Austin is closing off several exits from I-35 to downtown. Starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday:</p><ul><li>The I-35 NB and SB exits at&nbsp; Cesar Chavez will be closed.</li><li>The I-35 SB exit at 8<sup>th</sup> Street will be closed.</li><li>The I-35 NB exit at 6<sup>th</sup> Street will be closed.</li></ul><p><strong>Original Story (March 6, 2014):</strong><a href="http://sxsw.com/" target="_blank"> SXSW</a> provides a great opportunity for people to see bands, films and hobnob with bigwigs in the tech industry.</p><p>But&nbsp;<a href="https://austin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=d719d4beb4ea452f8ee4a2dca9ef7c01" target="_blank">road closures</a>&nbsp;in downtown Austin may pose a problem for some travelers. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:30:15 +0000 Larissa Liska & Laura Rice 9901 at http://kut.org SXSW Traffic is Terrible. This Street Closure Map Might Help. Weekend Closures for the Austin Marathon, Presidents Day http://kut.org/post/weekend-closures-austin-marathon-presidents-day <p class="p1">City of Austin offices and some other city-run facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents' Day. The <a href="http://www.youraustinmarathon.com/">Austin Marathon</a> will also cause street closures from Saturday afternoon to Sunday after the marathon ends. You can find a full list of closures on <a href="http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Transportation/Special_Events/OSE_SCD_AustinMarathon2014_Rev2_02122014.pdf">the city's website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Trash, recycling and yard trimmings collection for City Austin Resource Recovery customers will remain the same. Below you can find a full list of closures.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:18:07 +0000 Maria Roque 9789 at http://kut.org Weekend Closures for the Austin Marathon, Presidents Day Veterans Day 2013: What's Open, What's Closed and What's Going On http://kut.org/post/veterans-day-2013-whats-open-whats-closed-and-whats-going <p><strong>Veterans Day Parade:</strong></p><p>Travis County and the City of Austin are holding the annual<a href="http://www.nov11.org/"> Veterans Day Parade </a>on Monday to honor service men and women.</p><p>The Grand Marshal of this year’s commemoration and parade is <a href="http://kut.org/post/honor-flight-austin-departs-today-texas-oldest-living-vet-aboard">Austinite Richard Arvine Overton</a>, who, at age 107, <a href="http://kut.org/post/honor-flight-austin-departs-today-texas-oldest-living-vet-aboard">is the oldest living World War II veteran </a>in the United States.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:47:52 +0000 Emily Mathis 9141 at http://kut.org Veterans Day 2013: What's Open, What's Closed and What's Going On Weekend Festival Road Closures and Free Parking Locations http://kut.org/post/weekend-festival-road-closures-and-free-parking-locations <p>It’s festival season, y’all – and with autumn weather cooling the city, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a good book, film, or concert.</p><p>There are a number of exciting events this weekend, including the <a href="http://www.texasbookfestival.org/">Texas Book Festival</a>, the <a href="http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/aff/live/">Austin Film Festival</a>, a <a href="http://www.austinsymphony.org/events/halloween-childrens-concert-2013/">Halloween Children's Concert </a>by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the <a href="http://www.gazellefoundation.com/runforthewater/">Run for the Water 5K and 10-mile race</a>, and the <a href="http://love-a-bull.org/news/events/about-this-years-event/">5th Annual Pittie Pride parade and festival</a> ("pittie" is apparently short for pitbull dogs).</p><p>While this means that this weekend will be a great opportunity to pack up the family and head out for some quality fun, it also means that thousands of people will be pouring into the city. You can expect ample road closures in and around the Capitol and Congress Avenue area. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:27:00 +0000 Emily Mathis 9016 at http://kut.org Weekend Festival Road Closures and Free Parking Locations 2013 Labor Day Lowdown: Water Rules, Road Closures, No Refusal & More http://kut.org/post/2013-labor-day-lowdown-water-rules-road-closures-no-refusal-more <p>Another Labor Day is here in Austin. Here’s a rundown of street closures, holiday schedules, rules for the road and more:</p><p><strong>Road Closures:</strong></p><p>Several downtown and South Austin streets are&nbsp;<a href="http://trirock.competitor.com/files/2012/04/TRTX_13_CourseMap.pdf">closed or partially-closed this morning</a>&nbsp;for a triathlon.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:05:36 +0000 Laura Rice 8584 at http://kut.org 2013 Labor Day Lowdown: Water Rules, Road Closures, No Refusal & More Going Downtown for the Fourth? Here's What You Need to Know http://kut.org/post/going-downtown-fourth-heres-what-you-need-know <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=204633851779982247469.0004e088974ef08a373cf&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=30.262917,-97.755298&amp;spn=0.021045,0.021415&amp;t=m&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1861810ce1dca1a4c1673747c&amp;id=d041732666&amp;e=7536a6c70c">Preparations are underway</a> for the Auditorium Shores concert and fireworks show Thursday.</p><p>The festivities start at 8:30 p.m., with a performance by the Austin Symphony. Fireworks are set to start at 9:30 p.m., and the event is expected to end at 10 p.m.</p><p>Above, you'll find a map of street closures for the event — streets marked red will be completely closed. Those in blue will be partially shut down. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:40:19 +0000 Emery Reifsnyder 8265 at http://kut.org Map: Obama Visit to Cause Road Closures, Traffic Delays http://kut.org/post/map-obama-visit-cause-road-closures-traffic-delays <p>President Barack Obama's <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/president-obama-visit-austin-thursday-update" target="_blank">visit to the Austin area</a> will likely cause some traffic trouble.</p><p>The President is flying in to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport around noon today. He’ll then head to Manor New Tech High School – and his caravan could cause some traffic delays along the way.</p><p>Austin Police have notified downtown businesses of street closures starting at 11 a.m. – including parts of Brazos Street, San Jacinto Boulevard., Seventh and Eighth Street. Cars won’t be allowed to park on the street from Congress to the West I-35 access road between Fifth&nbsp;Street and Ninth&nbsp;Street.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 12:01:29 +0000 Laura Rice 7680 at http://kut.org Map: Obama Visit to Cause Road Closures, Traffic Delays Weekend Road Closures, Events: Longhorn Run, Art City Austin http://kut.org/post/weekend-road-closures-events-longhorn-run-art-city-austin <p>Road closures this weekend will keep drivers away from city hall and a few roads surrounding the University of Texas at Austin. Art City Austin and the Longhorn Run are both this weekend.</p><p>Art City Austin is pitched as a hybrid of an art festival and a block party. The festival features an outdoor art fair, local food trailers, live music and more. <a href="http://artallianceaustin.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index" target="_blank">Volunteers are still needed.</a> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 7336 at http://kut.org Weekend Road Closures, Events: Longhorn Run, Art City Austin Weekend Road Closures: Capitol 10k, 4th Street Detour http://kut.org/post/weekend-road-closures-capitol-10k-4th-street-detour <p>The Austin-American Statesman's Capitol&nbsp;10k&nbsp;run will result in many road closures downtown and around the Capitol this Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p>Some road closures will begin at 3 a.m. and last at late as 12 p.m. and include part of Congress Avenue. For a more details, check out this <a href="http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Transportation/Special_Events/MAP_Route_StatesmanCap10K_121012.pdf" target="_blank">map by the Statesman.</a> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:50:43 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 7241 at http://kut.org Weekend Road Closures: Capitol 10k, 4th Street Detour Map: Texas Relays, Austin Urban Music Fest Cause Road Closures http://kut.org/post/map-texas-relays-austin-urban-music-fest-cause-road-closures <p>Austin is keeping busy this weekend — which means there are a few road closures event and non-event goers alike should look out for.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.austinurbanmusicfestival.com/aumf/">Austin Urban Music Festival</a> is coming back to Auditorium Shores this weekend. This year, the two-day festival is featuring musical guests such as <a href="http://Brandy">Brandy</a> and <a href="http://www.anthonyhamilton.com">Anthony Hamilton</a>. Tickets are still available<a href="http://austinurbanmusicfestival.com/aumf/austin-urban-music-festival-tickets.php"> online</a>. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:05:03 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 7142 at http://kut.org Map: Texas Relays, Austin Urban Music Fest Cause Road Closures Broken Fire Hydrant Causes Water, Lane Shutdown http://kut.org/post/broken-fire-hydrant-causes-water-lane-shutdown <p>Austin Water Utility crews have shut off water in the area of a broken fire hydrant. So water is no longer gushing out.</p><p>The utility tweeted this picture of the damaged hydrant this morning. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:49:00 +0000 Laura Rice 7141 at http://kut.org Broken Fire Hydrant Causes Water, Lane Shutdown Map: St. Patty's Day Road Closure http://kut.org/post/map-st-pattys-day-road-closure <p>Hopefully you're wearing green tomorrow – and not planning to drive along 4th&nbsp;Street.</p><p>All day on Sunday, West Fourth Street from Colorado to Lavaca&nbsp;is fully closed to car traffic for a St. Patrick's Day Festival. <a href="http://www.fadoirishpub.com/austin/st-patricks-day-2013">Fado's Irish Pub is hosting the festival</a>, and attendees will enjoy music, food, some liquor and a lot of beer. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 20:05:00 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6968 at http://kut.org Map: St. Patty's Day Road Closure 'Save Texas Schools' March Heads to Capitol Saturday Morning http://kut.org/post/save-texas-schools-march-heads-capitol-saturday-morning <p>"<a href="http://savetxschools.org/" target="_blank">Save Texas Schools</a>" will march to the Texas State Capitol tomorrow morning. The group hopes to encourage Texas lawmakers to support public education by restoring<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/agenda-texas-restoring-education-cuts" target="_blank"> funding cut from Texas schools</a> last legislative session.</p><p>The march will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Congress Avenue and Riverside Drive. The group will march north on Congress to the capitol. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6708 at http://kut.org 'Save Texas Schools' March Heads to Capitol Saturday Morning Map: Immigration March May Disrupt Traffic This Morning http://kut.org/post/map-immigration-march-may-disrupt-traffic-morning <p>Austin drivers can expect traffic delays later this morning because of an immigration reform march downtown.</p><p>The <a href="http://austinirc.org/">Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition</a> is putting on what it calls the "first Texas statewide march in 2013 for Humane Immigration Reform." The coalition promotes human rights and economic justices for immigrants.</p><p>Partner organizations from El Paso, Dallas, Houston and other cities will be in attendance. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/230253957110754/">According to a Facebook event</a>, more than 400 people are coming to the march. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:02:49 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6707 at http://kut.org Map: Immigration March May Disrupt Traffic This Morning Map: Construction, Celebrations and Cupids Cause Road Closures http://kut.org/post/map-construction-celebrations-and-cupids-cause-road-closures <p>A construction crane, half-nude cupids and thousands of beads are resulting in several full and partial <a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/news/mardi-gras-cupids-undie-run-may-delay-downtown-traffic" target="_blank">road closures in Austin</a> this weekend.</p><p>The placement of a construction crane will close part of Congress Avenue Friday evening. Northbound Congress Avenue will be closed between Cesar Chavez and Third&nbsp;Streets from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Southbound traffic on Congress Avenue in the area will be reduced to two lanes. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6518 at http://kut.org Map: Construction, Celebrations and Cupids Cause Road Closures MLK Day 2013: The March, The Festival, The Closures http://kut.org/post/mlk-day-2013-march-festival-closures <p><strong>The Celebration</strong></p><p>The City of Austin’s annual <a href="http://www.mlkcelebration.com/" target="_blank">Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march</a> kicks off at 9 a.m.</p><p>The march will begin at the MLK statue on the University of Texas at Austin campus—near Speedway and West 23<sup>rd</sup> Street. Marchers will make their way to the State Capitol to see a Gospel music&nbsp;performance by Sweet Home Baptist Church Choir. Then, participants will walk down 11<sup>th</sup> Street to Huston-Tillotson University.</p><p>Several roads will be temporarily shut down to make way for the procession—including San Jacinto Boulevard on the UT campus, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between San Jacinto and Congress Avenue, Congress Avenue north of the capitol and 11<sup>th</sup> Street between Congress and Chalmers Avenue. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:52:40 +0000 Laura Rice 6265 at http://kut.org MLK Day 2013: The March, The Festival, The Closures Map: 3M Half Marathon Road Closures and Detours http://kut.org/post/map-3m-half-marathon-road-closures-and-detours <p>As many as 7,000 runners will take to the streets of Austin on Sunday.</p><p>In conjunction with the event, <a href="http://www.cisaustin.org/">Communities In Schools of Central Texas</a> will receive a guaranteed $40‚000 from the 3M Foundation to help with campus-based programs and special projects.</p><p><a href="http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/HalfMarathon/">The 3M Half Marathon</a> starts at 6.40 a.m. at the Corner of Stonelake Boulevard. and Capital of Texas Highway. The finish line is at 18th Street and Congress Avenue. The race is expected to wrap up by noon.</p><p>The event will require several closures and traffic detours: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:11:08 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 6152 at http://kut.org Map: 3M Half Marathon Road Closures and Detours 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 Map: Events Close Roads This Weekend http://kut.org/post/map-events-close-roads-weekend <p>Several events are taking place around downtown Austin this weekend. That means road closures and detours for drivers.</p><p>Below is a list of events causing closures:</p><p><u>All Weekend</u></p><ul><li>The <a href="http://www.texasbookfestival.org/">Texas Book Festival</a> is back! But, along with all the books come lane closures around the Texas State Capitol. There will be both full and partial lane closures stretching north and south from 9th to 13th streets, and east to west from Lavaca Street to San Jacinto Boulevard starting Thursday at 9 a.m. and ending Sunday at 11:59 p.m. (<a href="https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Transportation/Special_Events/Map_Site_TexasBookFest_0626112.pdf">Map</a>)</li><li><a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/page/halloween-safety" target="_blank">Happy Halloween Weekend!</a> Expect some traffic delays as costumed revellers celebrate. Temporary road closures will begin on Saturday at 6 p.m. and last through 3 a.m. East 6th Street from Brazos Street to San Marcos Street will be shut down. IH-35 north and south bound exits for 6th Street and 8th Street will also be closed. For a complete list of road closures, click <a href="https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1" target="_blank">here.</a> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:39:44 +0000 Hady Karl Mawajdeh & Tyler Pratt 5452 at http://kut.org Map: Events Close Roads This Weekend