City of Charlotte offices will close for Memorial Day

Nicole Ramsey
nramsey@charlottenc.gov
5/27/2016

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CHARLOTTE, NC (May 27, 2016) – Charlotte city offices will close Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Most city services will operate as normal on Monday, including Solid Waste Services collection and recycling pickup.
On Monday, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus routes and the LYNX Blue Line will run on a Sunday service schedule.

Express bus services will not operate on Memorial Day, with the exception of the 590 Airport Connector Northlake and 591 Airport Connector Archdale which will operate according to their regular schedules.
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) reminds the community that several roads will be closed throughout Memorial Day weekend for the 2016 Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street festival and other activities throughout Charlotte. 

Date
Time of Closure
Closure Location
Reason
April 2015 – July 2016
 
Levine Avenue for the Arts between Church Street and Tryon Street
Construction
Wednesday, May 25
9:30 a.m.
Tryon Street between Stonewall Street and Trade Street
Speed Street Festival
Thursday, May 26
9:30 a.m. (open for morning commuters on May 27 from 6 to 9:30 a.m.)
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between College Street and Church Street
Speed Street Festival
Thursday, May 26
9:30 a.m. (open for morning commuters on May 27 from 6 to 9:30 a.m.)
Third Street between College Street and Church Street
Speed Street Festival
Thursday, May 26
9:30 a.m. (open for morning commuters on May 27 from 6 to 9:30 a.m.)
Fourth Street between College Street and Church Street
Speed Street Festival
Saturday, May 28
8 a.m.
The route uses S Tryon Street, E 4th Street, S Davidson Street, E 3rd Street, S McDowell Street, E Morehead Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and finishes at the NASCAR Hall of Fame
PNC Speed Street 5K
Saturday, May 28
11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Expect heavy pedestrian and bicycle traffic around First Ward Park
Family Fest at First Ward Park
Monday, May 30
7:30 a.m.
The route uses Roxborough Road, Rexford Road, Coca Cola Plaza, Morrison Boulevard, Barclay Downs Drive, Ferncliff Road, and Carnegie Boulevard
Patriot Festival Go the Extra Mile 5K

 
Heavy Uptown pedestrian and motorist traffic is expected during the festivals and races. Throughout the weekend, motorists should expect significantly heavier traffic and congestion, especially during morning and evening rush hour. In an attempt to decrease congestion during the Speed Street festival, CATS will re-route several buses away from College Street and increase the frequency of the LYNX Blue Line service.

Information regarding street closures and event details were communicated to Uptown businesses and residents through the Street Use Notice (SUN) and along with Center City Partners's website.