Today’s traffic: Closures on Eastway, West Tyvola

Motorists are dealing with a pair of road closures this week – one that will end Friday afternoon, and another that will continue until the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Charlotte-area motorists are facing a number of other problems at 9:40 a.m., including several traffic lights not working properly on North Tryon Street.

In south Charlotte, a pedestrian was struck in the 1200 block of Archdale Drive. The pedestrian was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to Medic.

Here is the 9:40 a.m. update:

West Tyvola Road closure ... The road is closed between Old Steele Creek Road and West Boulevard until 5 p.m. Friday. The closure is needed for crews to install water lines and storm drainage pipe for the West Tyvola Road Sidewalk Project. The detour route is on Old Steele Creek Road and West Boulevard.

Eastway Drive bridge ... Eastway Drive is closed between Howie Circle and Curtiswood Drive, so work can take place near the bridge. The closure will last until late December, for 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.


I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion, worsened by an earlier tractor-trailer breakdown at mile marker 25; traffic moving 30-40 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

North Tryon Street ... At least a half-dozen traffic signals were not working properly at 9:35 a.m. Crews are working to make repairs.


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

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Collision at Idlewild Road; moderate delays between Harris Boulevard and Idlewild Road.


I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion and a collision near mile marker 7 (Clanton Road); traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.

Woodlawn Road at Park Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.


Billy Graham Parkway ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph between West Boulevard and I-85.

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