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Road closures in place ahead of busy holiday weekend in Uptown Charlotte

The Duke’s Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium is happening this weekend, as well as the Around the Crown 10k.
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 7:25 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2021 at 7:49 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Thursday is the start of a very busy four days in Uptown Charlotte.

The Duke’s Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium is happening this weekend, as well as the Around the Crown 10k.

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Duke’s Mayo Classic returns to Bank of America Stadium

Organizers gearing up for first ‘full scale’ Around the Crown 10k since 2019

Charlotte residents will be impacted if they’re in the Uptown area because of the traffic.

On Thursday night, East Carolina University will take on Appalachian State University in the first game of the Duke’s Mayo Classic. Then on Saturday, the Clemson Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs.

However, there are a multitude of events in between the games including fan fests and concerts. They come at a time where experts said it’s needed for both morale and an economic boost. “Lot of activities; we want people to come in and enjoy our great city. And best of all, the impact it’s going to have on the hospitality industry that’s just been crushed as we all know during the pandemic. To see the hotels full, restaurants full, it’ll be a nice weekend,” Danny Morrison, with Charlotte Sports Foundation, said.

The road closures for the Duke’s Mayo Classic are already in place. They are:

  • South Mint Street is closed between Carson Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
  • West Stonewall Street between South Mint Street and South Church Street
  • Graham Street and Stonewall Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Church Street

These closures will remain in place until Sunday morning.

For Sunday’s Around the Crown 10K, major closures include:

  • Inner I-277 - Closed 2 A.M. Open 12 P.M.
  • Mint St. (W. 4th St. to W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) - Closed 3 A.M. Open 10 A.M.

The major detours during this time include:

  • I-77 South - Exit 11A – Closed during Inner I-277 closure
  • I-77 North - Exit 11A – Closed during Inner I-277 closure
  • East Brookshire Freeway - Exit 5A – Last exit // No access to Inner I-277 during closure
  • West US-74 - Exit 242 – Last exit // No access to Inner I-277 during closure

Additionally, these streets will be on a rolling closure as runners pass through the course from 6:30 to 8:45 a.m.

  • S. Mint Street – Romare Bearden Park to W. Carson Blvd. – ALL LANES
  • W. Carson Boulevard – Mint St. to N. Church St. – West Bound Lanes
  • S. Church Street – W. Carson Blvd. to Hill St. – ALL LANES
  • N. Church Street – W. 11th St. to W. 6th St. – One Lane
  • W. 6th Street – N. Church St. to W. 5th St. – One Lane
  • W. 5th Street – W. 6th St. to Irwin Ave. – One Lane
  • Irwin Avenue – W. 5th St. to Trade St. – One Lane
  • Johnson and Wales Way – Trade St. to W. 4th St. – One Lane
  • W. 4th Street – Johnson and Wales Way to S. Graham St. – One Lane
  • S. Graham Street – W. 4th St. to S. Mint St. – One Lane
  • S. Mint Street – S. Graham St. to Romare Bearden Park – One Lane (after start)

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