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Public Information Office: (512) 974-5017 715 E. 8th St.

Austin, Texas 78701

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


June 8, 2017
Contact: Public Information Office, (512)974-5017

Downtown Traffic Considerations for the 2017 Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Beginning Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. through Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 12
a.m., Congress Ave. will be closed for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally parade and
events.

The parade will begin at 7:45 p.m. from the Travis County Exposition Center
heading south on Decker to FM 969/East MLK Blvd. They will then turn left on
Webberville road, left on Springdale road, right on Oak Springs Dr./Rosewood Ave.,
left on Hargrove, right on Pleasant Valley Rd. (over the bridge), left on Chestnut,
right on Rosewood, right on 11th St., left of Congress Ave.

Street closures on Congress Ave. include: Congress Ave. from Cesar Chavez to
11th St. and the side streets of Congress Ave. will be closed between Brazos and
Colorado streets at 6 p.m. However, cross traffic on 5th and 6th Streets will remain
open until 7:30 p.m., at which point they too will be shut down. In addition, from 7:30
p.m.-3 a.m. Sixth St. from Red River to Congress Ave. will be closed.

Towing on Congress Ave. will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017. If you are
towed, you can contact Southside towing at (512) 441-7094 or by visiting
AutoReturn website at https://www.autoreturn.com/austin-tx/find-vehicle/.

For more information about street closures visit


http://www.austintexas.gov/event/republic-texas-biker-rally-0

There may be a high volume of motorcycle and pedestrian traffic, remember to be


patient and look twice when travelling on Austin roadways #ArriveAlive.