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Heavy traffic this weekend near speedway

Heavier-than-usual traffic is likely through Sunday near Charlotte Motor Speedway, with big crowds expected for the annual Food Lion Auto Fair.

Motorists headed to the Concord Mills area should plan on slow traffic during the daytime hours each day, and slowdowns also are likely on Interstate 85 at the exits near the speedway.

People headed to the Auto Fair are encouraged to use U.S. 29 or even N.C. 49 and Morehead Road to reach Charlotte Motor Speedway. Those routes typically offer quicker access.

Auto Fair hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. the heaviest traffic is likely during the evening commute Friday and during the midday hours Saturday.

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