The City of Dallas is hosting the National Rifle Association Convention from May 3 – 6, 2018 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. The convention is expecting about 80,000 attendees during the four day event. The Dallas Police Department is expecting numerous protests during this four day convention. As a result, there will be several road closures in the downtown area.
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, Young Street between Ervay Street and Griffin Street will be closed and South Akard Street between Canton Street and Young Street will also be closed during the same time period. Additional roads may be closed as needed.
The department expects there will also be temporary road closures throughout downtown on Friday due to the arrival of several dignitaries. Expect delays if you are travelling through downtown this weekend and seek alternate routes during the times listed.
Several streets in the downtown area will be closed on Sunday, April 9, 2017 for a rally and march beginning around 1:00 p.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Please avoid the area if possible or seek alternate routes during this time.
The march will begin at Ross Avenue and Pearl Street and move westbound to N. Griffin Street. It will then proceed southbound on Griffin Street to eastbound Young Street. The march will end at City Hall Plaza and a rally is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Several adjacent streets will be closed during the march. Delays will be expected in this area during these times.
The Dallas Police Department will not interfere with a lawful and peaceful assembly of any individuals or groups expressing their first amendment rights. The Dallas Police Department will take enforcement action if any type of criminal offense is committed against any person or property. The safety of our officers and citizens is the primary concern as individuals or groups gather to express their first amendment rights.
Sunday, November 1, 2015 (7:00am – 7:30pm) BROAD DAYLIGHT, LLC will film scenes for an upcoming feature film called “LBJ” and will require street closures around Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas.
The City of Dallas has approved road closures surrounding the area: Elm (400–600 block), Main (400-600 block), South Houston (100 block) and North Houston (100-200 block) will all be impacted by a full closure. Commerce (300-600 block) will be impacted for short periods of time.
A comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the film production company in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions. Parking garages and open businesses will not be blocked and pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow freely.
The film set is closed to the public. Citizens in the area are advised that live blank gunfire will be heard periodically throughout the day on Sunday, November 1.
Please note: In case of inclement weather on Sunday, November 1 the street closures will be rescheduled for either Monday, November 2 from 9:30am – 4:00pm or Tuesday, November 3 from 9:00am-4:00pm.