FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 9, 2014
Contact: Linda Durrett, 704-336-3902
Uptown Traffic Expected for Weekend of April 11-12
Charlotte, NC— CDOT expects heavier traffic Friday and Saturday for multiple events uptown. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes around the uptown area.
April 11: Charlotte Knights Opening Day Festival
A festival will be held beginning at noon prior to the Charlotte Knights first game at 7:05 p.m. at BB&T Ball Park.
The following closures will occur from 9 a.m. until midnight on Friday, April 11:
- South Mint Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Third Street
- One lane of Third Street between South Mint Street and South Church Street
During the festival, commuters should expect significantly heavier traffic and congestion, especially during the evening rush hour.
April 12: Novant Healthcare Criterium, Knights Home Game and Bobcats Home Game
The annual Novant Healthcare Criterium will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The course uses Tryon Street, Third Street, East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Church Street and North College Street.
The following closures will occur on Saturday, April 12:
Tryon Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Seventh Street will close at 9 a.m. along with the intersection of Tryon Street and Trade Street. All other cross-streets on Tryon Street will remain open until 2:30 p.m.
The entire course will close from 2:30 p.m. until midnight.
Fourth Street between Church Street and College Street will close from 2-10 p.m.
For more criterium information and a course map, go to www.charlottecriterium.org.
In addition to the criterium, the Charlotte Knights will play at 7:05 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark and the Charlotte Bobcats will play at 7 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena.
For more information about riding CATS and LYNX, pick up locations and stops, go to www.ridetransit.org.
Contacts for the City of Charlotte during the event are:
Joe Yanicak, Charlotte Special Events Coordinator, 704-622-3753 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Christopher/Charlotte Special Events Coordinator, 980-722-5453 (cell) or email@example.com.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation's (CDOT) more than 400 employees work together to ensure we accomplish our mission to provide safe and efficient transportation systems that support economic vitality and quality of life for Charlotte residents and visitors. Well-paved streets with lighting, safe and accessible sidewalks, bicycle lanes, neighborhood traffic programs and efficient intersections are examples of how CDOT is "Connecting Charlotte."