Road Closings for Texas Reds Festival

Large crowds in downtown Bryan for the annual Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival means some roads will need to be closed.

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Press release from the City of Bryan:

The City of Bryan plans to close several roads, including F.M. 158 (William Joel Bryan Parkway), Bryan Avenue and Main Street, for the 3rd Annual Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival this weekend.

Main Street and Bryan Avenue will close on Friday morning at 2 a.m., and a six-block section of William JOel Bryan Parkway from Sims Avenue to Texas Avenue will close Saturday morning at 2 a.m. The full extent of the festival boundary is William Joel Bryan Parkway to the north, Business SH 6-R (Texas Avenue) to the east, 29th Street to the south, and North Parker Avenue to the west. Motorists wishing to use William Joel Bryan Parkway will be detoured to use a route around south side of the festival site following Texas Avenue, 29th Street and Sims Avenue. The proposed closure of William Joel Bryan Parkway and other streets will allow safer access for everyone wishing to access the festival site.

As parking in the downtown area will be extremely limited, the City encourages all festival patrons and volunteers to utilize the free Park-and-Ride shuttle bus service from Blinn College campus on Villa Maria Road to the festival site. The buses will run on 15-minute intervals beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, and continue throughout the day until the end of the festival around Saturday at midnight.

The festival is scheduled to end at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday night, and clean-up activities will be complete and all roads re-opened by 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

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