Speed Street 2016 declared Extraordinary Event, road closures

Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola announced Monday they will begin setup Wednesday, May 25.

The three-day festival kicks off Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 from noon to 11 p.m. each day.

City Manager Ron Carlee declared Speed Street 2016 an Extraordinary Event to enhance public safety.

Organizers said the 22nd annual festival delivers an unprecedented consumer experience to an estimated 250,000 fans.

STREET CLOSURES: Street closures for the following streets begin Wednesday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m. and will remain closed until Sunday, May 29 at 8 a.m.

•         Tryon Street between Trade Street and Fourth Street
•         Tryon Street between Fourth Street and Third Street
•         Tryon Street between Third Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
•         Tryon Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Levine Avenue of the Arts
•         Tryon Street between Levine Avenue of the Arts and Stonewall Street
•         Levine Avenue of the Arts between Church Street and Tryon Street
•         At 6:30 p.m., one lane at 500 South Tryon Street between Levine Avenue of the Arts and Stonewall Street will open for the Green deck to exit.

The following streets will close on Thursday, May 26:

•         At 9 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Church Street and College Street (lanes open to access loading dock at Wells Fargo)
•         At 9:30 a.m., Fourth Street between Church Street and College Street
•         At 9:30 a.m., Third Street between Church Street and College Street
•         At 6 p.m., two lanes of College Street between Stonewall Street and 500 S. College Street parking deck.
•         At 6:30 p.m., College Street exit of the Green.

On Friday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m., the following street will be closed and will remain closed until Sunday, May 29 at 8 a.m.

•         Fourth Street between Church Street and College Street
•         Third Street between Church Street and College Street
•         Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Church Street and

Full schedule of events, here.

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