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Increased Traffic Expected This Weekend for Carolina Rebellion

Concert series attendees encouraged to use U.S. 29

Charlotte - In anticipation of increased traffic volume on I-85 and Bruton Smith Boulevard, the N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging motorists to use alternative routes to the Carolina Rebellion concert series, scheduled for this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The outdoor concerts, which begin the evening of Friday, May 6, at the Rock City Campgrounds adjacent to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, will attract tens of thousands of visitors to the area. Whether you're traveling to Carolina Rebellion or driving through the area, NCDOT encourages you to seek alternate routes if possible and/or allow additional time for your trip.

The following are suggested routes for motorists to get to the Carolina Rebellion concerts at the Speedway:

  • For motorists traveling from South Carolina: Take I-77 North to the I-485 outer loop (Exit 1B) to U.S. 29 North (Exit 32) or N.C. 49 North (Exit 33);
  • For motorists traveling from west of Charlotte: Take I-85 North to I-485 (Exit 48) to U.S. 29 North (Exit 32) or N.C. 49 (Exit 33). An alternate route is I-85 North to Poplar Tent Road (Exit 52) to Pitts School Road to U.S. 29 South;
  • For motorists traveling from east of Charlotte: Take the I-485 outer loop to U.S. 29 North (Exit 32) or N.C. 49 North (Exit 33); and
  • For motorists traveling from north of Charlotte: Take I-85 South to George W. Liles Parkway (Exit 54), then to U.S. 29 South.
  • The concerts continue through Sunday, May 8.
For real-time travel information, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of or follow NCDOT on Twitter.


2/19/2018 7:48 AM