If you're planning to get around downtown this weekend, expect to run (get it?) into street closures across the city. Between water main breaks, Mardi Gras celebrations and the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, some key arteries will be shut down beginning on Friday, February 13 and remaining closed throughout the weekend.
City scheduled street closures
San Antonio Street between West Second and West Third streets
Friday, February 13 through Tuesday, February 17
East Sixth Street between Brazos Street and I-35 Frontage Road
Saturday, February 14. Austin police will be closing East Sixth Street in preparation of Mardi Gras festivities.
Austin Marathon and Half Marathon closures
The starting gun for the Austin Marathon & Half Marathon blasts at 7 am on Sunday, February 15 at Second Street and Congress Avenue, and will run throughout the day as thousands of runners take to city streets. A map of the full route can be found here, and drivers should expect closures and delays around the city.
East Ninth Street between Brazos Street and Congress Avenue
Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15 at 6 pm
Congress Avenue between Fifth and Eleventh streets
Saturday, February 14 at 4 am through Sunday at 6 pm. Please note that intersections at Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and 11th streets will remain open prior to race.
Congress Avenue between Cesar Chavez and Fourth streets
Saturday, February 14 at 4 am through Sunday at 6 pm. Please note that the intersections at Cesar Chavez, Second and Third streets will remain open prior to race.
Cesar Chavez through Fourth streets between Brazos and Colorado streets
Sunday, February 15 from 4-10 am
Fifth Street through 11th Street between Brazos and Colorado streets
Sunday, February 15 from 4 am-6 pm
For a full list of street closures, head to the Downtown Austin Alliance.