TRAFFIC ALERT: Uptown roads shut down for Speed Street

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to be in uptown Charlotte for Speed Street this weekend.

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The event starts on Thursday, but officials began shutting down roads Wednesday around 9:30 a.m.

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In the video at the top of this page, Traffic Team 9’s Mark Taylor walks you through routes you can take to avoid the closures.