Jun. 20, 2019

2019 Houston Pride Festival & Parade Road Closures

2019 Houston Pride Festival & Parade Road Closures
Residents and visitors to downtown Houston can expect street closures for the 2019 Houston Pride Festival & Parade from Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 22. Visit https://pridehouston.org/ for event details, a complete parade route, and parking options. 
Traffic Information
Street Closures:
Friday, June 21, 2019 - Festival Site
  • McKinney from Bagby to Louisiana (all lanes) at 7 p.m. (Leaving Smith open for South Bound Traffic until 12:00 noon on June 22)
  • Walker from Bagby to Smith (all lanes) at 7 p.m.
  • Bagby east curb lane from McKinney to Walker at 7 p.m. 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 – Additional Festival Closures
  • Smith from Walker to McKinney (West Curb Lane) from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Smith from Rusk to Lamar (All Lanes) from noon to Midnight
  • Smith from Lamar to Dallas (two east curb lanes) from noon to 6 p.m.
  • Smith from Lamar to Dallas (all lanes) from 6 p.m. to Midnight
  • Bagby from Walker to Lamar (all lanes) at 6 a.m. (re-opens on Sunday, June 23 at 2 a.m.)
  • McKinney Exit Ramp at 45N at 6 a.m. (re-opens on Sunday, June 23 at 2 a.m.)
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - Pride Parade Staging and Route
  • Outbound Allen Parkway from Bagby to Montrose (all lanes) 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Inbound Allen Parkway from Taft to Bagby/Dallas (all lanes) 5:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Bagby from Rusk to Dallas (all lanes) 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Walker from Bagby to Milam (all lanes @ Clay) 7 p.m.
  • Milam from Walker to Pease (all lanes @ Rusk) 7 p.m.
  • Pease from Milam to Smith (all lanes @ Travis) for disbanding from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Safety & Security
The Houston Health Department recommends that residents take the following steps to keep themselves cool:
  • Increase water consumption. 
  • Wear light-colored, loose fitting clothing that permits the evaporation of perspiration.
  • Do not leave children, senior citizens or pets unattended in a vehicle.
  • A wide-brimmed hat helps prevent sunburn as well as heat-related illness. Sunscreen also protects from the sun’s harmful rays and reduces the risk of sunburn.
  • Seek accommodations in air-conditioned facilities during the heat of the day: malls, movie theaters, libraries, multi-service centers, etc.
Visit http://www.houstonoem.org/extreme-heat/ for more heat safety information. 
As with any public event, the main goal is to keep everyone safe. With that in mind, please remember to be vigilant about what is going on around you. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings and to report suspicious activity to law enforcement. For a list of things to look for, visit [iwatchhouston.org]iwatchhouston.org. 
Stay Informed
For up-to-date traffic information, visit traffic.houstontranstar.org and follow @HoustonTranStar and @TXDOTHouston on Twitter.

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