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Today’s traffic: Eastway Bridge closed

Motorists are reminded as we start this work week that the Eastway Drive Bridge is closed.

The bridge was closed last week, between Howie Circle and Curtiswood Drive, and will not reopen until late December. The closure is part of construction on the light rail line extension.

The detour route is Sugar Creek Road. Motorists who want to travel between the Plaza and North Tryon Street can use Matheson Avenue as an alternate route.

Here is the 8:35 a.m. update:

North

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

Old Statesville Road at Monteith Grove Road ... Collision with injuries; minor delays.

East

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Southeast

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road.

Pineville-Matthews Road at Alexander Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

South

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.

West

Billy Graham Parkway ... Collision at Tyvola Road, with moderate delays in that area; otherwise, traffic moving 20-25 mph between West Boulevard and I-85.

York County

I-77 northbound ... Collision between Sutton Road (Exit 83) and S.C. 160 (Exit 85); traffic moving 25-35 mph in the area.

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