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Komen Race for the Cure, other events to bring traffic

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure brings out runners and walkers in support of breast cancer research.
John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure brings out runners and walkers in support of breast cancer research. John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

The Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure events return to Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte on Saturday morning.

A timed 5K race starts at 7:15 a.m., followed by an untimed 5K at 7:50 a.m.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an education and fundraising event for breast cancer research.

The morning of events in Charlotte starts with group photos at 6 a.m. The route for the races includes McDowell, Morehead, Tryon, Church and Third streets, finishing at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Sugar Creek Road to close

Rain delayed the closing of a portion of Sugar Creek Road for work on the Lynx Blue Line Extension light-rail project and work by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Sugar Creek Road is now scheduled to close on Monday and to remain blocked between Greensboro and Northmore streets until fall 2018.

The extended closing also will allow NCDOT to complete the Sugar Creek Road Grade Separation project. Construction will include building a new bridge over the rail tracks in that area. North Davidson Street will be realigned to meet with Redwood Avenue.

Blue Line meetings

Charlotte Area Transit System will host open house meetings on the Lynx Blue Line Extension Oct. 13-15.

The events are a chance to meet CATS staff, learn about the light-rail project and ask questions. The north line from uptown to UNC Charlotte is under construction and is scheduled to open in 2017.

Public meetings are scheduled on these dates:

▪ Oct. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., The Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place. Presentation at 6:15 p.m.

▪ Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. Drop-in meeting; no presentation.

▪ Oct. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Sugaw Creek Presbyterian ​Church, 101 W. Sugar Creek Road. Presentation at 6:15 p.m.

Karen Sullivan: kmsulliv@charlotteobserver.com, @Sullivan_kms

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