Several roads and ramps in Charlotte will be closed for the Republican National Convention. The closures will begin at 6:00 am on Sunday, August 23, and runs through Tuesday, August 25.
According to a Tweet from the RNC Security, the following roads and offramp will be closed:
- Southbound Interstate 277 exit ramp onto South College Street;
- South College Street between West Morehead Street and East Hill Street;
- South College Street between the Westin Hotel and Third Street;
- South Brevard Street between East Stonewall Street and Third Street;
- East Stonewall Street between the Harvey Gant Building and South Caldwell Street;
- East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, from the middle of the block between South Tryon Street and South College Street and South Caldwell Street; and
- All alleyways and internal roadways within the above defined area.
Beginning Weds, Aug 19, additional parking restrictions are necessary to secure downtown #Charlotte for #2020RNC. @CharlotteDOT, offers an interactive map for the @CLTgov community to stay up to date. To see the map: https://t.co/Ebg5v8Z3wh pic.twitter.com/SVIVRVZ66w— RNC_Security (@RNC_Security) August 18, 2020
The areas listed above, as well as other areas around the convention center, will be posted with “Emergency No Parking” signage beginning Friday, Aug. 21.
Interstate 277 will remain open in both directions.
“Just know there’s going to be a little more patience involved in getting through where you need to get through” CMPD Major Brochu said concerning the RNC.— CMPD News (@CMPD) August 20, 2020
Link below to watch. Follow @RNC_Security for more #RNC2020 information. #clt #cltnewshttps://t.co/NtzrH0Szln
To secure the #2020RNC road closures will be in effect at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 23 and lifted no later than 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25. Travel impacts may begin as early as 6 a.m. on Sunday. https://t.co/cC3YOkb8zW pic.twitter.com/oKRr0cjklB— RNC_Security (@RNC_Security) August 14, 2020
In addition to the closures, trucks making deliveries to the Convention Center will go through checkpoints. Drivers should expect to have their trucks thoroughly inspected.