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ATLANTA - MAY 9: Traffic crawls through downtown Atlanta along Interstate 75/85 during rush hour May 9, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. According to a new study Atlanta, like many other cities nationwide, is losing its fight against traffic gridlock. The Texas Transportation Institute ranks Atlanta fourth behind Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., for delays per traveler on its roads. Last year, Atlanta was ranked fifth in the study. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)

If part of your labor day weekend travels including using I-277 on Sunday this weekend, think again!

A massive race called  Around the Crown 10K, slowing the speed limit on Charlotte’s major inner beltway to about 5 mph as runners replace cars on the interstate. The race already has over 4,000 participants signed up to run.

The race will begin at 7:04 am at Romare Bearden Park, runs through the streets of uptown for about 3 miles, and the other half is  completed on I-277.


So needless to say, if you’re planning on getting out Sunday morning, there will be some MAJOR traffic detours.

I-277 inner will be closed from 2 a.m. to noon on Sunday with four major intersections rerouted from I-77 North, I-77 South, Brookshire Freeway and Independence Boulevard.


All runners be off the highway by 8 a.m.


CLICK HERE to find out more about the event!