WEEKEND TRAFFIC: Charlotte Marathon, Blue Line construction

by: Mark Taylor Updated:

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Nov. 12: Charlotte Marathon (formerly Thunder Road Marathon)

The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon is Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at Romare Bearden Park, 300 South Church Street.

This popular event, formerly the Thunder Road Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K, involves numerous street and lane closures along the marathon route. The marathon will begin at South Graham Street at 7:30 a.m. It follows a course through the Dilworth, Myers Park, South End, Third Ward, Belmont, NoDa, Plaza-Midwood, Chantilly, Elizabeth, and Second Ward neighborhoods.

The race will finish on South Mint Street. Traffic delays should be expected along the marathon route. CLICK HERE for more information.

Nov. 11: N. Tryon Blue Line Construction

North Tryon Street southbound lanes between WT Harris Boulevard and Ken Hoffman Drive will close on Friday at 10 p.m. and will reopen on Saturday at 6 a.m. Southbound motorists will be directed to use WT Harris Boulevard to McCullough Drive.

This closure is necessary for LYNX Blue Line Extension construction. Local access to residences and businesses will be maintained.

Nov. 14: Central Ave. Closure

Central Avenue between Hawthorne Lane and The Plaza will close on Monday at 9 a.m. and will re-open at 7 p.m. on the same day. Motorists can detour using Hawthorne Lane, Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza. This closure is necessary for railroad repairs.

This road will be closed to all through traffic. CATS will be affected.