CHARLOTTE, NC – Thousands of fans will be coming to Charlotte for festivities leading up to the NBA All-Star game on Sunday, Feb. 17. The city is preparing to greet approximately 150,000 visitors over several days.
To help keep traffic moving, the N.C. Department of Transportation will be suspending lane closures on a project to improve 22 bridges along I-277. Lane closures will be suspended from Thursday morning, Feb. 14, until Monday night, Feb. 18.
Lane closures on I-77 will be suspended from Friday morning, Feb.15, until Monday night.
An exception is a pavement rehabilitation project on I-85 west of uptown, between N.C. 16 and Moores Chapel Road. The contractor may install lane closures only on I-85 North, no earlier than 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. Work will be weather depending.
The city of Charlotte has created a webpage of important information for visitors to keep in mind over the All-Star weekend.