Downtown revelers will need to take extra precautions this Fat Tuesday. Several street closures are in effect this evening, while Austin Police have announced the holiday means another “No Refusal” action where police can subpoena and draw suspected drunk drivers’ blood.
As seen in the map detail above, full closures are in effect on all the side streets off of Sixth, between the southbound I-35 access road and Brazos, starting at 9 p.m. Neches, from Sixth to Seventh street, will also be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. You can view a full map of the closures on the city website.
The southbound I-35 feeder is also subject to partial closures starting at 9 p.m., so travelers may wish to avoid the area.
APD’s “No Refusal” initiative, also implemented this past Mardi Gras weekend, begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.