CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With the help of information released by the City of Charlotte, we've put together a list of five things that you need to be aware of when traveling in Charlotte during All-Star Weekend.
1. Transit Center Relocation
Beginning on Friday, February 15, the Charlotte Transporation Center (also known as the transit center) will be located temporarily to the lot across from the LYNX 7th Street Parking Deck.
2. Lynx Light Rail Travel
Over the weekend, no purses, backpacks, suitcases, large tote bags or bulky items will be allowed while riding the light rail. If you do have a belonging, you must put it in a clear bag. Riders will have to get off at 3rd Street or 7th Street Station will have to get off and go through a security sweep to continue through. If you are traveling from I-485 to UNC Charlotte, you must exit at the 3rd Street Station and if you are traveling from UNC Charlotte to I-485, you will exit at 7th Street Station. After the security sweep, you can get back on the train and head to the destination. There will be no light rail stop at CTC/Arena Station until after Sunday and you'll have to go to 3rd Street or 7th Street Stations to get on the light rail.
3. Uber and Lyft Pick-up and Drop-off
For the Bojangles Coliseum, the pick-up/drop-off location will be Independence Boulevard/Paul Buck Boulevard. For Spectrum Center, the location is 3rd and 8th Avenue.
4. Road Closures
Beginning Thursday, February 14, these roads will be closed: Caldwell Street and Brevard Street between 4th Street and 6th Street, East Trade Street and East 5th Street between College Street and North Davidson Street. The city is recommending you avoid traveling on Independence Boulevard and the Bojangles Coliseum area on Friday.
5. Interstate 277 road work
The work on a project to improve I-277 bridges will be suspended from Thursday, Feb. 14 to the night of Monday, Feb. 18.
For up-to-date information about road closures, follow @CharlotteDOT on Twitter.