Today’s traffic: Find an alternate route for inbound Independence near Idlewild

08/15/2014 6:16 AM

08/15/2014 8:59 AM

Drivers who usually use Independence Boulevard may want to find an alternate route this morning, as paving work was reportedly being done inbound around Idlewild Road, causing delays as early as 5:30 a.m.

North

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Catawba Avenue in Cornelius down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

Southeast

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

I-485 outer loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion and construction-related delays; wreck at the South Boulevard interchange.

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

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