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Marathon prompts uptown street closures

Runners take off at the start of the 2014 Thunder Road Marathon and Half-Marathon at the intersection of Fourth Street and North Graham Street in uptown.
Runners take off at the start of the 2014 Thunder Road Marathon and Half-Marathon at the intersection of Fourth Street and North Graham Street in uptown. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Portions of several uptown streets will close because of the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon races Friday and Saturday.

The following streets will be closed from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday:

▪ Mint Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Fourth Street.

▪ Third Street between Mint and Poplar streets.

These additional streets will close starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, and will reopen at 4 p.m. except as noted:

▪ Fourth Street between Graham Street and Poplar Street. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday.

▪ Poplar Street between Fourth and Third streets.

▪ Mint Street, between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Fourth Street.

▪ Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Graham and Church streets.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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