The bands will play, the political candidates will wave and pageant queens will smile.
They're all part of Monday's 10th annual Charlotte Labor Day Parade that will close some center-city streets during the morning.
The parade will start at Ninth and Tryon streets and go to Third and Tryon. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If driving uptown, stay away from Tryon in the morning, and beware of post-parade, early-afternoon traffic around the city.
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Charlotte Area Transit System buses will operate on a Sunday schedule for Labor Day. No express service will run, and Route 42 to Carowinds from the I-485 light-rail station will run every 45 minutes 7:55 a.m. through 7:35 p.m. Details: www.charmeck.org/departments/cats.
Results from the Charlotte Department of Transportation's I-277 survey are finally on the department's Web site. See thoughts from more than 200 users of I-277 about what should be done to improve the loop: www.charmeck.org/departments/transportation.
Pine Street between Fifth and Sixth streets in uptown is expected to re-open today.