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DNC road closure in Ballantyne forces Catholic School closures

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Police in Charlotte say they are going to have additional security during the Democratic National Convention, affecting major streets in Ballantyne.

Additional DNC security measures require the following streets to be closed to vehicular thru traffic beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 3, 2012, and  ending on Friday, September 7, at approximately 12:00 p.m.: 

  • Westbound thru traffic on Ballantyne Commons Parkway between North Community House Road to Johnston Road (US 521)
  • Eastbound thru traffic on Ballantyne Corporate Place east of Brixham Hill Drive to Ballantyne Commons Parkway 

The following street will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, and ending on Friday, September 7, at approximately 12:00 p.m.:

  • Eastbound Ballantyne Commons Parkway will be closed at Johnston Road (US 521).
  • Residents and guests of Camden Ballantyne/Summit Commons Boulevard will be permitted to exit (east gate only) onto eastbound Ballantyne Commons Parkway.  Entry during this time period must occur from westbound Ballantyne Commons Parkway. 

Special Note: 

  • Eastbound passenger vehicle thru traffic will be permitted on Ballantyne Commons Parkway between Johnston Road and North Community House Road all day Monday and Tuesday, except for commercial motor vehicles
    • Definition of commercial delivery vehicle as defined by 49 C.F.R. Part 390.5:
      1. Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more, whichever is greater; or
      2. Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation; or
      3. Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation; or
      4. Is used in transporting material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous under 49 U.S.C. 5103 and transported in a quantity requiring placarding under regulations prescribed by the Secretary under 49 CFR, subtitle B, chapter I, subchapter .

 School Buses and CATS buses are excluded from the above restriction.

  • Residents and guests only of Camden Ballantyne will be allowed limited vehicular access to/from their community throughout the week via Summit Commons Blvd (East Gate Only) from westbound Ballantyne Commons Parkway.  Access from eastbound Ballantyne Commons Parkway is unrestricted until approximately 9:00a.m. on Wednesday, September 5.
  • Residents and guests only of Ballantyne Country Club will be allowed limited vehicular access to/from their community throughout the week via Ballantyne Forest Drive accessed from westbound Ballantyne Commons Parkway.  Access from eastbound Ballantyne Commons Parkway is unrestricted until approximately 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5.
  • Tenants and guests only of Ballantyne Corporate Park Harris and Premier Buildings, the Aloft Hotel, and Dana Radar Golf School will be allowed limited vehicular access to their respective parking lots from eastbound Ballantyne Corporate Place.
  • Tenants and guests only of 13777 Ballantyne Corporate Place (Office Building), 13520 and 13510 Ballantyne Corporate Place (Bank of America Offices), 13515 Ballantyne Corporate Place (SPX Offices), 13320 Ballantyne Corporate Place (Balfour Beatty Construction Site) will be allowed limited vehicular access to their respective parking lots from eastbound Ballantyne Corporate Place.
  • Ballantyne Hotel guests, visitors, and employees should access the hotel from Johnston Road beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 3, 2012, ending on Friday, September 7 at approximately 12:00 p.m.

As a result of the closure, Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools announced Friday that they will be closed Thursday, September 6th, the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

Cooperation from motorists is appreciated. Please direct any questions to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Public Affairs Division at 704-336-2338.

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