Here’s a day-by-day summary of street closings and pedestrian restrictions in effect in uptown Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention:
Sunday, Sept. 2
Starting at 9 a.m., an 18-block grid around Time Warner Cable Arena (including old City Hall and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police headquarters) will close to traffic and roadside parking.
At 6 p.m., the road closures and parking restrictions expand another three blocks south to the area around the Charlotte Convention Center, including South Caldwell and South Brevard streets.
Monday, Sept. 3
The 18-block closed area around Time Warner Cable Arena and the convention center will be expanded at 1 a.m. to include five blocks along East Fourth Street.
The DNC Host Committee will hold CarolinaFest from 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. along Tryon Street from Stonewall to Trade streets. Multiple public entry points will be at intersections from Stonewall to Trade Street.
Pedestrian restrictions launched Sunday will be expanded at 9 a.m. by about another 16 blocks to the north, south and west of the arena, encompassing areas around old City Hall, the sheriff’s department, police headquarters and Mecklenburg County court buildings.
At 8 p.m., nine blocks of College Street will be closed to traffic and parking, from Stonewall to East Ninth streets. The area will remain closed through 9 a.m. Thursday.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
At 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., all vehicles entering the restricted area will undergo security screening at one of three checkpoints: South College Street, between East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and East Third Street; West Sixth Street, between North Tryon and North College streets; and East Sixth between North Alexander and North Myers streets.
City transportation officials said the Secret Service declined to share what the screenings at those checkpoints would entail, or how long it would take to pass through. Authorities say motorists and pedestrians should allow an additional 20 to 30 minutes of travel time once they get inside I-277.
From 6 a.m. Tuesday to midnight Wednesday: All lanes on South and North Tryon streets between West Stonewall and West 12th streets will be open for northbound traffic only. Vehicles needing to travel southbound can use South Church Street.
Starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday and ending Friday, the Interstate 277 ramp will be closed at West Carson Boulevard.
East Stonewall Street between South Caldwell and South Tryon will be one way westbound from 5 a.m. Tuesday to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Tuesday through Thursday: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center will be open for official business only. All those seeking access to the buildings will be subject to increased security screening.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Security begins shifting toward Bank of America Stadium. Starting at 6 p.m., sections of South Mint, West Stonewall and South Graham streets will close.
Pedestrian restrictions also go into effect at 6 p.m. along those streets. Individuals requiring access will need to go to a security checkpoint to identify their destination.
Thursday, Sept. 6.
Starting at 12:01 a.m., road closures and parking restrictions go into effect for three to four blocks surrounding Bank of America Stadium, including South Tryon, South Church and South Mint streets. The closures will extend south beyond Interstate 277 and West Morehead into the Wilmore community.
Starting at 5:30 a.m., and running through 2 a.m. Friday, the Interstate 77 South ramp to West Morehead Street (Exit 10A) will be closed.
At 9 a.m., road closures and pedestrian restrictions begin along North Davidson Street in the blocks immediately surrounding the government center complex, from South Caldwell to North McDowell streets.
At 9:30 a.m., Interstate 277 (John Belk Freeway) between Interstate 77 and Independence Boulevard (U.S. 74) will be closed to all traffic in both directions. It remains closed until 2 a.m. Friday. The Brookshire Freeway section of I-277 will remain open.
Checkpoints for passenger vehicles and motorcycles will be established at the following locations: South Popular Street between West Third and West Fourth streets; South Church Street between West Palmer Street and West Carson Boulevard; South Cedar Street, between West Morehead and West Dunbar streets.
Friday, Sept. 7.
The closed portion of Interstate 277 reopens 2 a.m.
Streets around the government center complex and East Fourth Street begin opening at 5 a.m.
Interstate 277 ramp to West Carson Street opens 9 a.m.
Streets near the stadium begin reopening to traffic at 9 a.m.; pedestrian restrictions are lifted.
South Caldwell Street at Interstate 277 opens at 5 a.m. Mark Price