Millions of people will be on the roads over the Fourth of July holiday. Here are five tips from the Charlotte Department of Transportation for safe travel:
Additionally, drivers in uptown Charlotte should expect traffic delays during festivities as well as heavy pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and give themselves plenty of time to get to their destination.
City preparations for July Fourth
City of Charlotte offices will close Wednesday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
On Wednesday, July 4, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will operate buses, trains and streetcar on a Sunday schedule in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
The seasonal Ramsey Park Beach shuttle will also be in operation.
The CATS Pass Sales & Information offices at the Charlotte Transit Center and the CATS Call Center will be closed.
On Thursday, July 5, CATS will resume its normal schedule. Customers can find schedule information by visiting ridetransit.org or by calling 704-366-RIDE(7433).
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT)
A number of road races, parades and other events will take place in Charlotte during the holiday. Road closure information can be found on the CDOT Street Use and Event Notice (SUN).
CharMeck 311 offices will be closed Wednesday.
CharMeck 311's normal hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Outside regular business hours, callers can report water, sewer, stormwater and animal issues via an automated service that dispatches assistance. Many service requests can be made online 24/7. Please call 911 for any emergencies.
Solid Waste Services
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services will operate on a normal schedule during the Fourth of July holiday. Customers should prepare garbage, yard waste, bulky waste and recycling for their normal collection day. The week of July 4 is a green week for recycling collection.
If customers decide to grill out, they should not place hot coals in garbage bags or rollout carts. Coals should be placed in a metal container to let them cool before bagging and disposing.
To ensure collection, do not park cars on the street or block rollout carts.
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