Thursday, February 11, 2010

Police Decrease E. 6th Street Closures for Mardi Gras

The Austin Police Department has agreed to modify its planned closure of E. 6th Street for Mardi Gras after working with the 6ixth Street Austin Association to minimize the impact on area businesses and properties. 6ixth Street Austin thanks APD for working with us to foster a more business- and customer-friendly district.

On Saturday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 10 p. m. to 6 a. m. (or when safe to open), the following streets will be closed in the E. 6th Historic and Entertainment District:
-- E. 6th St between IH35 and Brazos (Brazos will remain open)
-- Sabine, Red River, Neches, Trinity and San Jacinto between 5th and 7th streets
-- Streets could remain open later than 10 p. m. if crowd size allows

"No parking from 10pm to 6am" signs will be posted within the closure area, and cars are subject to towing beginning at 10 p.m.

For Friday, Feb. 12, APD plans no special street closures beyond any normal Friday night closures. This is a change from the last several years, when closures were intensified on the Friday before Mardi Gras and began at 6 p.m. on all days during Mardi Gras weekend.