AUSTIN (KXAN) — Drivers heading through downtown Austin this weekend will need to find alternate detours as possible film production crews will be shooting along Congress Avenue.
Officials with the Austin Transportation Department confirmed Congress Avenue and Colorado Street will be closed between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the following locations:
- Congress Avenue: full closure between 8th and 11th streets
- 9th, 10th and 11th streets will be closed “immediately one block east and west of Congress”
- Colorado Street: full closure between 11th and 13th streets
- 11th, 12th and 13th streets will be closed between Lavaca Street and the Texas Capitol grounds
ATD also confirmed there will be intermittent closures along 8th Street, from Guadalupe Street to Trinity Street, and on 7th Street between Guadalupe Street and Trinity Street. Officials said officers will be onsite at these intermittent closure areas to help control traffic.
Detour signage will be posted to alert drivers about the closures, rerouting them to 5th and 6th streets.
A Netflix Productions key assistant location manager confirmed to KXAN the entertainment company had applied for a film permit with the Austin Right of Way Management division, which is under review.
Another Netflix spokesperson said “Spy Kids” is filming in and around Austin.
Austin Film Commission Director Brian Gannon said it’s been a “busy summer” of filming in Austin.
“Over the past few months, iconic local filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has been shooting “Spy Kids: Armageddon” for Netflix with Gina Rodriguez and local Zachary Levi. It’s exciting to have reboot of the hit movie franchise for a new generation of fans. We have also had the features “You Are Not Along”, “Clocks” and “Rearview Mirrors” along with the series “Sausalito” film in the city recently,” Gannon said.