AUSTIN (KXAN) - The weekend is here, which means Austin will be bustling.
You'll want to pack the patience if venturing into downtown, because there's likely to be some delays and limited parking.
The Pecan Street Spring Festival will be back downtown this weekend.
Road closures will take place along 6th Street from Interstate 35 to Brazos Street, In addition closures will be in effect on San Jacinto to Sabine between 5th and 7th Street.
Closures begin at 2 a.m. Saturday and last throughout the weekend.
The area will be busy with lots of foot traffic and others searching for parking. To get around, use Brazos Street or IH-35 to travel north or southbound. If traveling east or westbound, drivers should use Cesar Chavez.
2nd through 5th streets and 7th through 11th will be available, but all can be expected to backed up with stop and go traffic.
Chuy's Hot to Trot 5K
The sun will be back this weekend and just in time for the Chuy's Hot to Trot 5K and KidK on Saturday. The KidK will kick off at 7:45 a.m. followed by the 5K runners at 8:15.
Both events start on Convict Hill and Brush Country Road, wraps around Abilene Trail, before heading east on William Cannon. The race ends at the Chuy's on MoPac and West William Cannon Drive. Road closures will be in place from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the Hot to Trot course, as well as, on Beckett and Brush Country Road.
The March for Babies will also take place on Saturday.
Expect full road closures from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Congress Avenue from Cesar Chavez to 11th Street. The South 1st Street bridge will also be closed, along with West Riverside Drive from Barton Springs Road to Auditorium Shores.
Alternate routes include Lamar Boulevard, and Red River, Guadalupe and Lavaca streets. To travel east or westbound jump on Barton Springs Road.
La Condesa is sure to bring the Mexican flair on Sunday with a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
West 2nd Street will be closed from Guadalupe to San Antonio Streets from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the all-day fiesta. To avoid the area, stay on Cesar Chavez or 3rd Street.
Also on Sunday, you'll spot many people marching for immigration reform between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Though there are no official road closures, there will be police escorts and many pedestrians along the roadways. The march will start on the north end of the Capitol, travel along Congress Avenue, before heading east on 7th and ending at 9th and Trinity.
Drivers will also notice changes on Sunday that may help with the daily bumper-to-bumper traffic on SH 71 near US 183.
Westbound traffic on SH 71 will be directed to a new service road between US 183 and Montopolis Drive, while the eastbound lanes will remain the same. The shift in traffic will allow crews to finish work on the main lanes of SH 71 and a crossover bridge at Riverside Drive.
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