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Presidential Visit on May 9 to Cause Road Closures, Bus Detours

AUSTIN, Texas (May 7, 2013) - Due to the presidential visit to Austin on Thursday, May 9, the Austin Police Department and U.S. Secret Service will be coordinating road closures in the downtown area.

Capital Metro service will be detoured within the following perimeters: 6th Street, 9th Street, Brazos and Trinity. As a result, 14 bus routes will be detoured from around 10 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.

Please be advised that detours may be altered or cancelled per the direction of APD and the U.S. Secret Service. 

Signage will be posted at each affected bus stop alerting passengers to the detours and providing alternative stops. Information is also available onboard buses. Passengers can pick up their bus at any stop along the detoured routes.

Specific detour information will be available soon on the Capital Metro website at in the “Service Alerts” section on the main page. Riders are urged to check the website for the latest detour information or call the GO Line at 512-474-1200 prior to beginning their trip. 

Detoured Routes:

  • 1L/1M North Lamar/South Congress
  • 3 Burnet/Manchaca
  • 4 Montopolis
  • 5 Woodrow/South Fifth
  • 7 Duval/Dove Springs
  • 10 South First/Red River
  • 17 Cesar Chavez
  • 20 Manor/Riverside
  • 21 Exposition
  • 22 Chicon
  • 30 Barton Creek
  • 100 MetroAirport
  • 101 North Lamar/South Congress Limited

If road closures extend into the afternoon rush hour, the following routes will also be detoured:

  • 127 Dove Springs Flyer
  • 142 Metric Flyer
  • 990 Manor/Elgin Express






Capital Metro area of detoured service and street closures.


Melissa Ayala, (512) 389-7572, (972) 765-3642 cell,