Today’s traffic: Congestion slows I-485

Congestion and collisions continue to slow the traffic flow across the Charlotte region at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday.

The heaviest traffic is on the inner loop of Interstate 485 in southeast Mecklenburg County, with stop-and-go conditions between Rea Road and South Boulevard.

It’s also a slow commute on inbound Providence Road and on both sides of Johnston Road between I-485 and the state line.

Another problem area is the ramp from Albemarle Road to inbound Independence Boulevard, where a disabled vehicle is causing slowdowns for Albemarle Road traffic.

Here is the 8:55 a.m. update:


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


Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion and a disabled vehicle on the ramp to Independence Boulevard; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.


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

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion around Albemarle Road; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Sharon Amity Road to Albemarle Road.

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.


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


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

I-85 southbound ... DOT reports a dead animal in the left lane; moderate delays.

Gaston County

U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.

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