Traffic is flowing without major incident on Charlotte-area interstate highways and other major routes at 7:50 a.m. Monday.
Congestion is building, as you might imagine, but there are no reports of collisions or other lane blockages.
Construction news: One lane of eastbound Ballantyne Commons Parkway is closed Monday for construction. This is between Elm Lane and Rea Road. The work is part of the Elm Lane intersection improvement project.
Now, here is the 7:50 a.m. traffic update:
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) down to Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46).
Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.
Providence Road inbound ... Congestion and a collision between Kuykendall and High Ridge roads; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.
Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.
U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.
East Morehead Street, McDowell Street ... Collision; minor delays.
Harris Boulevard at The Plaza ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.
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