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Weekend street closures: Formula One, Austin Heart Walk, and the usual tailgating

It’ll seem like nothing compared to ACL

F1 Grand Prix of USA
The Formula One route will, of course, be open
Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Compared to the past two weeks of highways jammed with broken heroes on their last-chance power drive to ACL Fest, this weekend’s traffic should be a breeze—but not entirely without some road closures.

The annual Formula One championship race at Circuit of the Americas is the biggest event this weekend, but since it’s a few miles out of town, the central city will be spared save one Friday night closure.

The area around the airport, particularly on Hwy. 71, is another story, however: plan ahead for possible traffic jams when traveling through the area for the race, to go to the airport, or any other reason. And if you are headed to the airport from out of town, it won’t hurt to check out our guide to same before you leave.

Courtesy of the Downtown Austin Alliance:

Friday, October 20

Formula 1 Shuttles

5:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.

TRINITY STREET

Between Cesar Chavez Street and East 4th Street

EAST 2ND STREET

Between Trinity Street and San Jacinto Boulevard

EAST 3RD STREET

Between Trinity Street and San Jacinto Boulevard

Saturday, meanwhile, sees the American Heart Association’s Heart Run and Walk 5K

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

Austin Heart Walk

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

W CESAR CHAVEZ

(Partial Closure)

Between Lavaca and Guadalupe

WB closed

W CESAR CHAVEZ

Between Mopac and Lavaca

SAN ANTONIO STREET

Between W Cesar Chavez and W 2nd Street

WALTER SEAHOLM

Between W Cesar Chavez and W 2nd Street

Finally, just once a season, we feel we should let people know where UT football tailgaters manage to get one block of one street shut down for home games, one of which will played Saturday.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

UT Game Day Tailgating

(All day)

E. 18TH STREET

Between San Jacinto Boulevard and Brazos Street

E. 17TH STREET

Between Trinity Street and San Jacinto Boulevard