05/19/13, Special Alert for Entire State
Sun, 19 May 2013 13:42:13 EST
HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON I-85 THROUGH CHARLOTTE DUE TO RACE EVENTS AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Heavy traffic is expected on I-85 through Charlotte from Friday, May 17th through Monday, May 27th due to race events at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Roads in the vicinity of the Speedway, northeast of Charlotte, expected to be heavily impacted include I-77, I-85, I-485, US-29, and NC-49. Commuters that use I-85 can expect delays on Friday afternoon, May 25th and should adjust driving time accordingly. Additionally, officials will begin limiting access to I-85 from Exit 49 on that day at approximately 10 p.m.
Motorists that do not need to travel near the Speedway during race events are asked to avoid the area, as heavy congestion is expected.
Motorists attending the event are encouraged to use the following alternate routes:
For motorists traveling from South Carolina: Take I-77 North to the I-485 Outer Loop (Exit 1B) to US-29 North (Exit 32) or NC-49 North (Exit 33).
For motorists traveling from west of Charlotte: Take I-85 North to I-485 (Exit 48) to US-29 North (Exit 32) or NC-49 (Exit 33). Or take I-85 North to Poplar Tent Rd (Exit 52) to Pitts School Rd to US-29 South. Through traffic should remain in the left two lanes of I-85 North to avoid delays near Exit 49.
For motorists traveling from east of Charlotte: Take the I-485 Outer Loop to US-29 North (Exit 32) or NC-49 North (Exit 33).
For motorists traveling from north of Charlotte: Take I-85 South to Poplar Tent Rd (Exit 52) to Pitts School Rd to US-29 South.
Officials recommend motorists take the I-485 Outer Loop to NC-49 North, which is usually less congested than other suggested routes.
*Last updated 5/15/13 at 7:15PM
5:12 AM, Guilford County Alert
Mon, 20 May 2013 05:12:24 EST
LEABOURNE RD TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED AT NC-68
As part of the construction of Guilford Technical Community College’s Donald W. Cameron Campus, Leabourne Rd will be temporarily closed at NC-68 in Guilford County beginning Monday, February 25th through Friday, May 31st.
Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time to reach their destination, are advised to use the following signed detour:
NC-68 to Pleasant Ridge Rd to Cude Rd to Leabourne Rd.
*Last updated 5/8/13 at 6:48 AM
5:12 AM, Davidson County Alert
Mon, 20 May 2013 05:12:24 EST
I-85 SOUTHBOUND ENTRANCE RAMP CLOSED, NEAR LEXINGTON
The entrance ramp to I-85 South from Hargrave Rd, Exit 88 Linwood, will be closed beginning Friday, January 4th, 2013 and will remain closed until the project is completed in the Summer of 2013. Motorists wishing to access I-85 South from Hargrave Rd will need to use the following signed detour:
Motorists should travel north on Hargrave Rd (SR 1224) and turn left to continue onto Hargrave Ln. Continue on Hargrave Ln and turn left onto I-85 Business Southbound. Continue on I-85 Business Southbound to re-access I-85.
* Last updated 4/30/2013 at 4:37 PM
4:18 AM, US 52 S, Vehicle Accident, Lane Closed
Mon, 20 May 2013 04:18:43 EST
The lane is now open.
05/19/13, East Salisbury Street S, Road Obstruction , Road Closed
Sun, 19 May 2013 21:48:49 EST
All lanes are reopened.
05/19/13, I-40 E, Vehicle Accident, Shoulder Closed
Sun, 19 May 2013 18:06:38 EST
The right shoulder is back open at Maple Avenue, Exit 145.
05/19/13, I-85 S, Road Obstruction , Lanes Closed
Sun, 19 May 2013 13:43:01 EST
All lanes have been reopened.
05/18/13, I-73 S, Vehicle Accident, Shoulder Closed
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:57:40 EST
Right shoulder is now open near US-220.
05/18/13, I-85 N, Vehicle Accident, Shoulder Closed
Sat, 18 May 2013 16:06:14 EST
All lanes are reopened near Exit 163 (I-40 E).
05/18/13, I-85 S, Vehicle Accident, Lanes Closed
Sat, 18 May 2013 14:38:22 EST
All lanes have been reopened near Exit 147 (NC 87/S.Main Street)
05/18/13, I-40 W, Vehicle Accident, Lane Closed
Sat, 18 May 2013 13:45:12 EST
All lanes are open near Exit 270 (US 15-501).
05/18/13, US-421 S, Disabled Vehicle, Lane Narrowed
Sat, 18 May 2013 11:30:01 EST
All lanes have been reopened near US-52, US-311, Exit 6.
05/18/13, US-52 A, Night Time Construction, Lane Closed
Sat, 18 May 2013 10:01:19 EST
Weather permitting, Right lane in each direction is closed for installation of pavement marking lines and pavement markers.
05/18/13, NC-42 A, Maintenance, Road Closed with Detour
Sat, 18 May 2013 06:55:50 EST
Bridge department is performing bridge repairs on bridge #0055.
05/17/13, US-421 N, Vehicle Accident, Lane Narrowed
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:19:04 EST
The Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Exit ramp 242 is back open.
05/17/13, I-40 E, Vehicle Accident, Lane Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:17:47 EST
The right shoulder is back open near Thomasville Road, Exit 195.
05/17/13, US-52 S, Vehicle Accident, Ramp Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 18:26:59 EST
The ramp to Vargrave Street, Exit 108C is back open.
05/17/13, Motsinger Rd A, Maintenance, Road Closed with Detour
Fri, 17 May 2013 17:41:35 EST
Replacing 3 pipes across the road.
05/17/13, I-40 E, Vehicle Accident, Shoulder Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 17:18:39 EST
All lanes have been reopened near Exit 219, I-85 Business.
05/17/13, US-421/I-40 BUS N, Night Time Maintenance, Lane Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:29:43 EST
NCDOT Bridge Maintenance will have contractors closing the left lane of US-421 Northbound/I-40 BUS Westbound from mile marker 7 through mile marker 6 for bridge repairs. The entrance ramp from 5th Street to US-421 North/I-40 BUS West will also be closed.
05/17/13, High Point Rd A, Special Event, Congestion
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:49:36 EST
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex will be hosting an evening concert with expected attendance to exceed 15,000 patrons. Congestion is expected to increase in the vicinity of the Coliseum during the evening hours prior to and at the conclusion of the event.
In anticipation of an increased traffic volume surrounding this event, Coliseum personnel and the Greensboro Police Department will be managing major intersections in the vicinity of the Complex. Variable messaging systems located along highways I-40, I-85, I-73, and US-29 will be displaying messages to advise motorists of traffic information.
The Coliseum Complex, GPD, GDOT, and NCDOT advise all patrons to plan to arrive at least one hour early and carpooling is strongly encouraged. It is also recommended that commuters not attending these events should avoid the Coliseum/High Point Road area during the earlier morning hours if possible.
Coliseum parking lots will open for concert patrons at 4 p.m.
The new Ovations Lounge will open at 5 p.m.
Box office will call windows open at 5:30 p.m. and doors to the Coliseum are scheduled to open at 6 p.m.
05/17/13, M L King Blvd A, Maintenance, Lanes Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:03:56 EST
05/17/13, South Fayetville Street A, Maintenance, Lanes Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:27:34 EST
City of Asheboro - Sewer System Repairs
05/17/13, US-29 S, Night Time Maintenance, Lane Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 11:08:48 EST
Various lanes will be closed between 16th Street and Phillips Avenue while contractors perform beam straightening to the Phillips Avenue bridge in response to damage created due to an earlier vehicle accident. Rolling road block will be used to close lanes as needed.
05/17/13, I-85 S, Disabled Vehicle, Lane Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:39:23 EST
Left lane is now open near Vickery Chapel Road.
05/17/13, I-85 S, Vehicle Accident, Shoulder Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:24:31 EST
Right shoulder is now open I-85 South due to vehicle accident near MM 132.
05/17/13, US-29 S, Vehicle Accident, Lanes Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 09:08:11 EST
The left lane is now open near Cone Blvd due to a vehicle accident.
05/17/13, US-29 N, Vehicle Accident, Lanes Closed
Fri, 17 May 2013 09:01:53 EST
The two left lanes are closed due to vehicle accident near Cone Blvd.
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