Today’s traffic: Road projects in Cabarrus, Union

Construction will affect traffic Thursday on Poplar Tent Road at Interstate 85 in Cabarrus County and on New Town Road near Waxhaw in Union County.

Otherwise, no major problems are being reported on roads in the Charlotte region at 10:15 a.m. There are no collisions or lane blockages noted on the interstate highways or other major routes.

Poplar Tent Road ramp closed: The N.C. Department of Transportation said the ramp from Poplar Tent Road to northbound I-85 will be closed until 4 p.m. Thursday for construction. Detour routes and message board signs will be posted, the DOT said.

New Town Road: Motorists should use caution Thursday when driving on New Town Road north of Waxhaw. A crew is doing maintenance work on the road, just west of Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road. Flaggers will be controlling the traffic flow throughout the day.

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