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2016 Speed Street service impacts


Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT)

The concert stage will be located in the parking lot on the 500 block of South Tryon Street. The stage will host evening concerts and a variety of activities during the day. See a map of the event site and a schedule of street closures here.

Unlike in past years, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from College Street to Caldwell Street is no longer included in the event footprint. 

A brief schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, May 25

9:30 a.m.

Streets close for set-up

Thursday, May 26

Noon – 11:00 p.m.

Festival Open

Friday, May 27

Noon – 11:00 p.m.

Festival Open

Saturday, May 28

Noon – 11:00 p.m.

Festival Open

Sunday, May 29

6:00 a.m.

Streets re-open



​During the festival, commuters should expect significantly heavier traffic and congestion during morning and evening rush hour.

Information regarding street closures and event details will be communicated to Uptown businesses and residents through the Street Use Notice (SUN) and through Center City Partner's website​.

​Charlotte Area Transit System

CATS will operate normal service each day on buses; however, because of road closures for Speed Street, routes may incur detours. We are encouraging riders to visit to find out if their routes will be affected. 

LYNX trains will operate a normal schedule each day; however: on Thursday and Friday, starting at 3:30 p.m., trains will operate every 10 minutes until 12:30 a.m. On Saturday, LYNX trains will begin operating every 10 minutes at 10:30 a.m. After 12:30 a.m. each day, service will return to its normal schedule.

CATS will also provide service on Sunday to the Coca-Cola 600 via the 80X-Concord Express. Service will start at 12:00 noon, with departures every 20 minutes from the Charlotte Transportation Center at 310 E. Trade St. and the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown. Buses will take riders to the race up to 6:00 p.m. and pick up in the same area to return to Uptown immediately following the race. Round trip fare is only $8.80 per person.  Riders can pay upon initial boarding. Remember: only exact cash fare is accepted on bus fareboxes and drivers, nor the farebox, can make change. Riders can also buy passes at the Transportation Center Pass Sales Office on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
For more information, please visit the CATS website at or call Customer Service at (704) 336-RIDE or 704-336-7433.