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ROT rally coming

Friday, June 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

This weekend the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally will roll into town once again. As with every festival, there will be traffic changes. From 5 p.m. Friday, June 12 through 3 a.m. Saturday, June 13, Congress Avenue will be closed for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally parade and events. According to a detailed parade description from the city, “The parade will begin at 7:45 p.m. from the Travis County Exposition Center heading south on Decker to FM 969/East MLK Blvd. They will then turn right on MLK Blvd., left on Webberville Road, left on Springdale Road, right on Oak Springs Drive/Rosewood Avenue, left on Hargrove, right on Pleasant Valley (over the bridge), left on Chestnut, right on 11th Street, left on Congress Avenue. Street closures on Congress Avenue include: Congress Avenue from Cesar Chavez to 11th Street, and the side streets of Congress Avenue will be closed between Brazos and Colorado streets.” In addition, the Austin Police Department has announced safety initiatives for the ROT rally, which are detailed on the city’s website here.

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