Don’t want to sit in traffic today? Avoid Downtown Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, but aren’t feeling social enough to fight the crowds, downtown Austin isn’t your destination.

Here’s why: University of Texas Family Weekend kicks off, the Longhorn baseball team takes on Baylor, the football team has its orange-and-white scrimmage, The Lion King on Broadway performs at Bass Concert Hall, and Bon Jovi performs at the Moody Center, among other events.

Here is a list of Saturday’s events:

UT and Austin Transportation officials ask that you plan your parking and travel ahead, keeping in mind the crowds that will be out this weekend.

Austin Mobility said it is working with the Austin Police to resolve any issues by:

  • Have a traffic control plan for events taking place at Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the new Moody Center and Bass Concert Hall
  • Monitor signal timing and make real-time adjustments to help ease traffic congestion.
  • Engage micro-mobility providers to ensure devices do not pile up and impede pedestrian or emergency vehicle access.
(Courtesy of Austin Transportation)

“All this information will be at texassports.com/madeinaustin. You can get fan cards, parking cards, all day details,” said Charles Branch, with UT Athletics.

David H. Henry