If part of your Labor Day weekend travels including using I-277 on Sunday this weekend, think again!
A massive race called Around the Crown 10K, slowing the speed limit on Charlotte’s major inner beltway to about 5 mph as runners replace cars on the interstate. The race already has over 4,000 participants signed up to run.
The race will begin at 7:04 am at Romare Bearden Park, runs through the streets of uptown for about 3 miles, and the other half is completed on I-277.
So needless to say, if you’re planning on getting out Sunday morning, there will be some MAJOR traffic detours.
I-277 inner will be closed from 2 a.m. to noon on Sunday with four major intersections rerouted from I-77 North, I-77 South, Brookshire Freeway and Independence Boulevard.
All runners will be off the highway by 8 a.m. To read more about the event, click here.