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Which roads in Austin will be closed for the 3M Half Marathon?

Austin (KXAN) — Thousands of runners will take to the streets Sunday in the 3M Half Marathon, an annual 13.1-mile downhill race that starts in north Austin and ends downtown near the Texas Capitol. Here’s a look at the closing traffic and delays you can expect during a race.

Traffic interruptions

Throughout the race, I-35 and the MoPac Expressway will remain fully accessible, while the Lamar Boulevard and Guadalupe Street corridors will be mostly accessible, with the exception of one race crossing at 45th Street.

Anyone who wants to travel east to west on a Sunday can use Research Boulevard and US Hwy. 183. 24th street and Cesar Chavez street no problem. Koenig Lane, Anderson Lane and 38th Street will still be accessible and the race will only cross these roads once.

Here’s a look at the full and partial shutdowns planned for Austin on Sunday.

Parking, transport options for runners and spectators

Runner parking next to the starting area is accessible via a garage near Tudor Boulevard and the MoPac Expressway (9509 Stonelake Blvd.). Also recommended are Dave & Buster’s (9333 Research Blvd.) and Sam’s Club (9700 N. Capital of Texas Hwy.) parking lots.

Anyone who wants to park near the finish line can use the state-owned garages.

After the race, 3M Half Marathon participants will be offered a bus transfer to the start line. The shuttle will run along San Jacinto Boulevard between 12th and 11th streets.

More information about the race is available online.

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