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All the road closures in downtown Austin during SXSW

If you’re venturing downtown at any point during the festival, make sure to plan ahead and check for road closures.

AUSTIN, Texas — South by Southwest (SXSW) is taking over Austin soon, and with it the city’s already headache-inducing traffic will get worse.

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If you’re venturing downtown at any point during the festival, make sure to plan ahead and check for road closures.

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The city has issued a convenient, color-coded map showing all the street closures for the festival, including venue closures, City of Austin closures, closures with resident access and event closures – both partial and full.

This year’s SXSW will take place March 8-17. Swaths of downtown will be tricky to navigate during certain hours each day, so patience is a must.