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Getting around during the ROT Biker Rally

Friday, June 9, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

This weekend is the 2017 Republic of Texas Biker Rally. Beside the parade and other associated fun, the rally brings the traditional detours and traffic to downtown Austin. Starting tonight at 6 p.m. and stretching through Saturday, June 10, at midnight, Congress Avenue will be closed. The ROT parade starts at 7:45 p.m. at the Travis County Exposition Center on Decker Lane, eventually making its way downtown. Congress and its side streets will be closed between Brazos and Colorado streets at 6 p.m. Fifth and Sixth streets will stay open until 7:30 p.m. At that point, Sixth Street from Red River to Congress will close. Cars on Congress will be towed starting at 4 p.m. today. Anyone missing their vehicle should call Southside Wrecker at 512-441-7094.

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