Today’s traffic: I-485 congestion, Providence Rd. wreck

04/01/2014 6:01 AM

04/01/2014 8:26 AM

The slowest interstate traffic in the Charlotte region at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday is on the inner loop of Interstate 485 in southeast Mecklenburg County.

Congestion is the culprit, and traffic is slow from between the Matthews and Providence Road exits all the way to near I-77.

Police also are working to clear collisions on Providence Road at Kuykendall Road and on Tuckaseegee Road at Wilkinson Boulevard. Both of those wrecks are causing traffic delays.

Here is the 8:25 a.m. update:

Johnston Road-John J. Delaney Drive closure: Bad weather this winter and early spring has delayed the completion of this project, which has closed the right turn lane from southbound Johnston Road to John J. Delaney Drive.

The lane was closed Jan. 25 and scheduled to be reopened in early April, but due to bad weather, completion is now not expected until April 30.

Oakwood Drive closure: Oakswood Drive near Statesville Road is closed until April 9. The closure was needed for crews to do grading and pavving work and installed storm drains, as part of the Statesville Road Widening Project. A detour has been set up, using Cindy Lane and Grasset Avenue.

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. Also, a wreck near I-485, with minor delays.

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

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road. Also, wreck at Kuykendalle Road, causing moderate delays.

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.

Old U.S. 321 (Dallas-High Shoals Highway) south of Hardin Road, Gaston County ... Clearing an earlier collision; minor delays.

Sam Furr Road at Statesville Road, Huntersville ... Earlier collision being cleared; minor delays.

Brookshire Boulevard at Mount Holly-Huntersville Road ... Earlier collision being cleared; minor delays.

Village Lake Drive ... Collision; minor delays.

Tuckaseegee Road at Wilkinson Boulevard ... Collision; moderate delays.

West Boulevard near I-77 ... Collision; minor delays.

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