Around The Crown 10K Returns To I-277 On September 5th


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A portion of the Interstate 277 inner loop in uptown Charlotte will close to traffic on Sunday as a few thousand runners prepare to race in the Around the Crown 10K.

The 6.2 mile race on city streets and a portion of the I-277 inner loop will start promptly at 8 a.m. on September 5th, making its comeback after a two year hiatus.

In 2019, transit officials and officials with the city of Charlotte came together to support this event happening on the morning of a holiday weekend, because they say planning it before Labor Day provided the least impact to drivers.

Officials say since part of the racecourse is on I-277, the inner loop with close to traffic, but the outer loop will remain open to drivers.

Crews are expected to start installing traffic control at 3 a.m. on race day, since implementing safety measures will take up to four hours.

Drivers are reminded they will not be able to access the inner loop from I-77 North or South, Independence Boulevard, or Brookshire Freeway (smaller interchanges within the inner loop will also be impacted).

Once the last runner reaches the end of the inner loop, officials say the traffic control removal process can start and drivers are advised not to expect to use the inner loop before 12 p.m.

Transit officials will alert drivers to the inner loop closure using overhead message signs on other roads approaching uptown so decisions to take alternate routes can be made ahead of time.

Click here to learn more about the Around the Crown 10K.