A wreck is snarling traffic this morning on Pineville-Matthews Road at Rea Road in south Charlotte. Motorists should use Interstate 485 as an alternate.
Crews are clearing up an earlier wreck on Brookshire Boulevard at Bellhaven Boulevard.
At 6:30 a.m., police were on the scene of a hit-and-run with injuries on Harris Boulevard at Reames Road, near Northlake Mall. Use I-77 or Lakeview Road as alternates.
In Concord, motorists using Cabarrus Avenue West will experience a brief detour Wednesday and Thursday so crews can move utilities for the states upcoming replacement of a bridge over Southern Railway tracks.
Drivers traveling between the roundabout and Powder Street SW should follow the posted detour, using Corban Avenue SW and Scott Street SW.
In March, the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $4.5 million contract to Blythe Development Co. to replace the bridge, which was built in 1917. Structural work is scheduled to be finished by Sept. 14, 2014, and final vegetation work by March 11, 2015.
Concord will enhance the project with decorative bridge railing, lights and sidewalks. said Peter Franzese, Concord public affairs and projects manager.
The finished project will feature a straighter, safer bridge and closing of the at-grade rail crossing on Corban Avenue near Scott Street, he said.
The Cabarrus Avenue bridge project will continue improvements along the corridor that serves as a major gateway into downtown Concord, Franzese said. Completed projects include the roundabout at Old Charlotte Road, and a decorative median, sidewalks, bike lanes and other enhancements between Warren C. Coleman Boulevard and Old Charlotte Road, he said.
The state also plans to resurface 1.5 miles of Cabarrus Avenue between Branchview Drive (N.C. 3) and Powder Street SW by June 30, 2013.