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Town officials announced today that Highway 51 from Cresthill Drive to Lawyers Road will be closed during festival hours from 5 pm Friday to 6 pm Sunday. Originally one lane of Highway 51 was to stay open, but due to safety concerns, all four lanes will now close. Police urge those who are not attending the festival to avoid the area. For more on Mint Hill Madness, check out our annual double issue of the Mint Hill Times on newsstands Thursday.
Hard to believe Mint Hill Madness is almost here. The parade on September 25 will start on the Highway 218 side of Matthews-Mint Hill Road and proceed up to Brighton Park. If you are trying to use Highway 218 or Lawyers Road on that day, you may want to consider a different route. Mint Hill Police said today the detour will be “lengthy.” The roads will be blocked from 8:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. From John Rowell of the Mint Hill Police Department:
Individuals not attending the event are advised to avoid the downtown Mint Hill area during this time. Traffic is expected to remain slow and congested from 5 p.m. Friday (9-24) through 6 p.m. Sunday (9-26) due to the Mint Hill Madness Festival.
The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce moved the Mint Hill Festival this year from Fairview Park to the town square (Lawyers and Hwy. 51). This photo, from Dana at town hall, shows where everything will go. The festival will take place the weekend of September 24. In this week’s Mint Hill Times, find out why Presbyterian, one of the main sponsors, pulled its funding, then over the weekend recommitted. (Want to see a larger picture? Click here: Madness 2010.)