Texas Relays bring in another round of traffic

Sprint Station's Dominique Duncan (2670) takes a handoff from teammate Jessica Beard (2668) during the Women's 4x100 Meter Relay Invitational at the Texas Relays, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Sprint Station's Dominique Duncan (2670) takes a handoff from teammate Jessica Beard (2668) during the Women's 4x100 Meter Relay Invitational at the Texas Relays, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Nearly 6,000 athletes from all over the world will be in Austin this weekend to compete in the Texas Relays and 20,000 fans are expected for the four-day event.

That means a lot of more drivers entering Austin roadways over the next few days. Expect traffic delays to feel heavier from this point to the weekend, because gradually more and more people will be entering town.

During the evenings, East Sixth Street between Brazos Street and the west frontage road of IH-35 will be closed to ensure pedestrian safety. Additionally, the 500 and 600 blocks of Sabine, Red River, Neches, Trinity and San Jacinto Streets will be closed.

The following streets may be intermittently closed when necessary for traffic safety:

  • 5th and 6th Streets from the east frontage road of IH-35 to San Marcos Street
  • Southbound IH-35 exit ramps at 8th -6th and Cesar Chavez Street
  • Northbound 6th street exit ramp will be closed
  • 6th Street, between the east frontage road of IH-35 and San Marcos Street
  • Brushy Street, between 5th and 7th Streets

In conjunction with the track meet, the Urban Music Festival will also be underway at Auditorium Shores. Bouldin Avenue and Dawson Road will only be open to local traffic until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Consider using Barton Springs Road or Cesar Chavez Street as alternate routes.

At this time, there are no additional road or ramp closures planned, other than the usual ones on Sixth Street over the weekend. Because so many will be driving into downtown for the events, remember that parking will be limited.

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