Plan a announcement several traffic closures for the Plano Balloon Festival.
Various closures will take place during the festival, which runs from Thursday September 22 to Sunday September 25.
Throughout the event, the area around Oak Point Park will experience various road closures and increased traffic, according to the city.
Additionally, Spring Creek will close between Jupiter and Parker Roads on Wednesday, September 21 at 2 p.m. and reopen Sunday, September 25 at midnight.
The Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place:
- Thursday, September 22, 5-10 p.m.
- Friday, September 23, 4-10 p.m.
- Saturday, September 24, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sunday, September 25, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The event route for races, start times and impacted road surfaces are as follows:
- Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m.: 1 Mile Fun Run – Westbound Spring Creek Parkway, North Jupiter Road. Intermediate runners will turn around and run to the finish line.
- Saturday, September 24, 7:30 a.m.: 3 miles – westbound Spring Creek Parkway, northbound Jupiter Road, eastbound Los Rios to Nature Retreat Center, at roundabout, westbound Los Rios, southbound Jupiter Road, eastbound Spring Creek Parkway to end line.
- Sunday, September 25, 7 a.m.: 10K route – Westbound Spring Creek Parkway, north Jupiter Road, east Los Rios, to Parker Road transition on trail system, to trail and Los Rios transition on Jupiter Road toward south, Spring Creek Parkway eastbound, to end line.
- Sunday, September 25, 7 a.m.: half-marathon course – Westbound Spring Creek Parkway, follows the same route as the 10K route shown above, mile 6 passes Bob Woodruff Park trails, passes under Spring Creek Parkway and takes the trail onto Spring Creek Parkway, heading west on Royal Oaks Drive, northbound on Peachtree Lance, Oak Grove westbound, transition from street to trails at intersection with Duchess Trail, transition to Jupiter Road, northeast on Maverick Drive, transition to Santa Fe Trail, transition to causeway at Jupiter Road, Jupiter Southbound, Spring Creek Parkway Eastbound to finish line.
More information is available at planoballoonfest.org.