Special Traffic Alerts
The Heritage Society is located in Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston. Sam Houston Park is the location of numerous events throughout the year that are sponsored by other organizations. Check the list below for events that involve street closures around the park.
Traffic Delay Alert:
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Blue Cure Fun Run
Allen Parkway (inbound and outbound) between Bagby and Waugh Drive. Closure from 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Komen Houston Race for the Cure
7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Allen Parkway north and southbound exit ramps from the Gulf and North Freeways (I-45)*; Sabine at Memorial Drive*; Walker cut-off to Allen Parkway and Sabine (I-45 North on-ramp) and the loop to McKinney remain open*; Allen Parkway (inbound) at Taft*; Allen Parkway (outbound) at Bagby*; Allen Parkway (inbound and outbound) between Bagby and Shepherd Drive**; Bagby (northbound) at Dallas; Bagby (southbound) at McKinney; Dunlavy Street (access for residents only) between Allen Parkway and W. Dallas Street**; W. Dallas Street (two west lanes) between Dunlavy Street and Tirrell Street**; and, Tirrell Street (access for residents only) between W. Dallas and Allen Parkway**
7:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6,* / 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6,**
9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4, to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6 Allen Parkway outbound (north curb lane) between Bagby and I-45 overpass; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, and Friday, October 5 Allen Parkway inbound (north lane) and Allen Parkway outbound (north lane) between Taft and I-45 overpass; and, 9:00 a.m. Friday, October 5, to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6 Allen Parkway feeder road (north curb lane) between Heiner and Crosby
Saturday, October 13–Sunday, October 14, 2018
Bayou City Art Festival
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
I-45 McKinney Exit to Smith, Walker between Smith & Bagby, McKinney between Smith & Bagby, Walker turnaround to McKinney under I-45, northbound traffic lanes of Bagby between Walker & Rusk, Bagby between Walker & Dallas, Lamar/Allen Parkway between Smith & I-45 overpass, Allen Parkway/Dallas between Brazos & I-45 overpass, Brazos between Lamar & Dallas (access must be given to Library & Heritage Buildings) closures from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12th to 3:00 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
McKinney St. southbound at Bagby St.; Lamar St. westbound at Bagby St. (traffic routed south on Bagby St.); Allen Parkway/Lamar St. westbound at Bagby St. to I-45, and; Bagby St. northbound at Dallas St. Closures from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19, to 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Light the Night
Full Closure --> 400-500 blocks of Walker between Bagby & Smith; 400-500 blocks of McKinney between Bagby & Smith. Closures from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26th to 11:00 p.m. on
Saturday, October 27, 2018.
Walk Route --> Pre and post festivities at Hermann Square. Walk begins at 7:45 p.m. on McKinney heading west, south on Bagby, west on Dallas/inbound Allen Parkway, turnaround at median before Gillette onto outbound Allen Parkway/Lamar heading east, north on Bagby, east on McKinney, ending at Hermann Square. Closures from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Houston Half Marathon
5:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. continuous to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2018: Lamar between Bagby and I-45 overpass (north curblane only) Sunday, October 28, 2018/from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Run begins on Lamar (three north lanes) at Bagby, south on Travis, west on Gray, north on Smith, west onto Allen Parkway (inbound), north on Shepherd Drive (one southbound lane nearest median), west on Memorial Drive (eastbound lane nearest median), u-turns at I-610, continues east on Memorial Drive (westbound lane nearest median), south on Shepherd Drive (northbound lanes), east on Allen Parkway (outbound) and concludes on Allen Parkway (outbound) at Bagby.