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Road Closures For Downtown Houston During Final Four Weekend

Areas downtown, especially near Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center will be closed for the NCAA Fan Fest and March Madness Music Festival beginning Friday through Monday evening.

Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center will turn into the Fan Fest, starting Friday at noon.  A preview of the upcoming events can be found here.  

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Friday through Monday evening closures:

  • Lane closure of the 900-1100 blocks of La Branch
  • Total closure of the 800 and 1200 block of Chenevert
  • Total closure of the 800 and 1000 blocks of Crawford
  • Total closure of the 1400-1700 blocks of Lamar
  • Total closure 1400-1500 block of McKinney
  • Total closure of the 1500 block of Walker

A four-mile run and walk on takes place near City Hall on Saturday morning. The Final Four 4 Miler will close streets near downtown and along Buffalo Bayou from around 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:

  • Total closure of McKinney from Bagby to Milam
  • Milam from McKinney to Jefferson
  • Jefferson from Milam to Smith
  • Smith from Jefferson to Dallas
  • Dallas from Smith, merging onto Allen Parkway
  • Allen Parkway from IH-45 to Montrose Blvd
  • Lamar from Allen Parkway to Bagby
  • Bagby from Lamar to McKinney

The Final Four Dribble event takes place on Sunday. Kids 18 and under will dribble their way through downtown. McKinney Street from Bagby to the George R. Brown Convention Center will be closed for an hour, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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