Traffic maps and closed roads

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Marathon is back in action Sunday morning for the first time in two years. If you’re planning to travel downtown and central Austin on Sunday, you’ll need to be aware of multiple Friday-Sunday closures.

The first wave of runners will leave at 7 a.m. Sunday, but downtown roads will begin closing Friday and Saturday evening.

East Ninth Street between Congress Avenue and Brazos Street and Congress Avenue between Seventh Street and 11th Street will be closed Friday after 8 p.m.

Congress Avenue between Cesar Chavez Street and 11th Street as well as Riverside Drive between South First Street and Lee Barton Road will be closed on Saturday.

The MoPac Freeway, Interstate 35 and Lamar Boulevard will remain open to traffic on Sunday. Ben White Boulevard and FM2222 will remain open for eastbound and westbound travel, the traffic guide says. Check Google Maps or Waze for updates before you travel. Organizers say closures are subject to these schedules before race day.

The Marathon Traffic Guide says you shouldn’t assume you can cross the course during the marathon on Sunday morning.

According to the guide, “The City of Austin will close all roads along the route at 6 a.m. Sunday. Course crossings at major intersections will remain open until just before the arrival of the first runner. Intersections will remain closed as long as runners are present and will reopen after the last runner. »

Sunday race schedule

  • Marathon and half-marathon start – 7:00 a.m.
  • Austin Marathon 5K to Benefit Paramount Theater Start – 7:45 a.m.
  • Closing of the half-marathon course – 11 a.m.
  • Closing of the full marathon course – 2 p.m.

Marathon course

  • The marathon starts at Congress Avenue just north of Lady Bird Lake and heads south to Ben White Boulevard.
  • Then runners will head north on South First Street.
  • Then the course heads west on Cesar Chavez Street and passes under the MoPac Freeway.
  • Next, runners will descend Lake Austin Boulevard before looping back into downtown Austin on Enfield Road.
  • Next, runners will head to the UT-Austin campus, down Guadalupe Street and north to 45th Street.
  • The course heads east from Austin at Dean Keeton Street and under Interstate 35.
  • Next, runners will descend Chicon Street to 12th Street to Tillery Street.
  • From there, runners will connect with 5th Street and later East Cesar Chavez Street en route to downtown Austin.
  • The marathon will end at the Texas State Capitol.

Check here for traffic maps and more information on Austin Marathon closures.

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