Expect street closures for Final Four weekend

April 2, 2011 7:27:50 AM PDT
With the Final Four in Houston this weekend, there will be plenty of street closures. Below are some of the areas you might want to avoid. Street closures include:

Monday, March 28, 2011, to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011

  • Avenida de las Americas (all southbound lanes) between McKinney and Lamar.
  • 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011

  • Lamar between Crawford and La Branch
  • McKinney between La Branch and Avenida de las Americas; and, Crawford between McKinney and Walker
  • 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011, to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011

  • Avenida de las Americas (all northbound lanes) between Polk and Rusk;
  • Polk (three lanes) between Chartres and La Branch. Minimum one lane open to thru traffic at all times.
  • Hamilton between Clay and Polk and Hamilton (all northbound lanes) between Bell and Clay;
  • Chenevert between Clay and Polk;
  • Avenida de las Americas (three southbound lanes) between Dallas and Polk -- Minimum one lane open to thru traffic at all times.
  • Crawford between Polk and Dallas; and,
  • Dallas (taper to one lane) between La Branch and Avenida de las Americas. Minimum one lane open to thru traffic at all times.
  • 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011

  • Lamar between Avenida de las Americas and Crawford
  • Crawford between Dallas and Lamar
  • Crawford between Walker and Rusk
  • Avenida de las Americas (all southbound lanes) between Rusk and Walker; and, Walker between Avenida de las Americas and La Branch
  • 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011

    Should the Mayor's Office of Special Events and HPD Special Operations jointly deem necessary due to public safety one or more of these streets may close temporarily.

  • La Branch between Capitol and Dallas
  • Rusk between Austin and Chartres
  • Lamar between La Branch and Austin
  • McKinney between Austin and La Branch
  • Walker between La Branch and Austin
  • Crawford between Rusk and Capitol
  • Avenida de las Americas (all lanes) between Rusk and Texas
  • Chenevert between Rusk and Capitol
  • Hamilton between Rusk and Capitol
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    NCAA Final Four Dribble® -- 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2011.

    Dribble begins at 2:00 p.m. on McKinney at Smith, proceeds east on McKinney, north on La Branch, east on Rusk and concludes on Rusk at Avenida de las Americas.

    Additional street closures include:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011; Walker and McKinney between Smith and Bagby.
  • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2011; Smith between Rusk and Lamar.