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Weekend street closures: Beto! (and some other stuff)

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Multiple street closures for a variety of reasons will be in effect in various parts of the city this weekend—here’s where and when they’ll be.

Texas Relays

Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, 10 p.m.-4 a.m.

Southbound I-35 exits for 12th, Eighth, and Cesar Chavez streets

Northbound I-35 exit for Sixth through Eighth streets

Urban Music Festival

Friday, March 29, 2 p.m., to Saturday, 10:30 p.m.

There won’t be any complete closures for this annual event, which takes place at Auditorium Shores, but several streets will be restricted neighborhood residents only.

The following roads will be restricted Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday noon to 10 p.m.

Bouldin Avenue from Barton Springs Road to Gibson Street

Dawson Road from Barton Springs Road to South Fifth Street

South Fifth Street from Dawson Road to Gibson Street

Christopher Street from Bouldin Avenue to South Third Street

South Third Street from Christopher Street to Gibson Street

The Austin Transportation Department recommends using Barton Springs Road and Cesar Chavez Street as alternative East/West routes—as well as using public transportation or other transportation that won’t require you to find parking.

St. James Mission 5K

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The St. James Mission Baptist Church’s 12th annual 5K/1K Walk/Run to benefit Alzheimer’s Texas will take place in East Austin and involve several street closures.

Beto for America Launch

Saturday, March 30, 9 p.m. to 11:00pm

Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke will be in town for a rally in Austin to launch the Beto for America campaign for president. Street closures will be around the event’s starting place (900 Congress Avenue) and mostly around the Capitol. Specific closings are listed below.

7 p.m. Friday-7 a.m. Sunday

Congress Ave between Ninth and 11th streets

10th Street between Colorado and Brazos streets

1 a.m. Saturday-1 a.m. Sunday

Ninth Street between Colorado and Brazos streets

7 a.m. Saturday-1 a.m. Sunday

11th Street between Colorado and Brazos streets

ABC Kite Fest

Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

One of Austin’s favorite and longest-running events, the kite fest takes place in Zilker Park and affects several roads around the area.