Charlotte city service impacts during Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola

Britt Clampitt
brittany.clampitt@charlottenc.gov
5/24/2017

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 24, 2017) – The City of Charlotte announces the following impacts to city services during the annual Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola, May 25-27, to ensure festival attendees enjoy three nights of safe and fun live entertainment in uptown Charlotte.

Watch Wednesday's news conference about impacts to city services here.

Solid Waste Services

The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services will support Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola with litter control. The department will run three crews each day that will begin at 8 a.m. and finish once the crowds have dispersed.

Last year, Solid Waste Services collected 11.67 tons of garbage and 1.42 tons of recycling.

Charlotte Area Transit Service (CATS)

As a result of increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic in uptown, CATS buses may experience detours of local and express routes. Riders are encouraged to plan additional time into their trips.

CATS will increase frequency on the LYNX Blue Line to assist with moving crowds in and out of uptown. On Thursday, May 25, and Friday, May 26, trains will operate every ten minutes from 3:30-11 p.m. On Saturday, May 27, trains will operate every 10 minutes from 11 a.m. until the end of service.

The CityLYNX Gold Line will operate normal hours.

Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT)

Event hours will be noon to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 25, through Saturday, May 27. Street closures will begin Wednesday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. and all roads will reopen Sunday, May 28, at 6 a.m. Street closures for the festival include:

  • Tryon Street between Stonewall Street and 6th Street, beginning Wednesday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Mint Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Third Street, beginning Wednesday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. 
  • Cross streets between Church Street and College Street, beginning Thursday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m. The cross streets will reopen on Friday, May 26, from 6-9:30 a.m. for morning commuters. The cross streets include:
    • Levine Avenue of the Arts
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    • Third Street
    • Fourth Street
  • Cross streets between Mint Street and Church Street each evening, Thursday, May 25, through Saturday, May 27, from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. The cross streets include:
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    • Third Street

Information regarding street closures and event details will be communicated to uptown businesses and residents through the Street Use and Event Notice (SUN)and the Charlotte Center City Partners website

An event map is available here. ​

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