Today’s traffic: Reports of wrecks building

As the morning commute wraps up, a few problem areas are still on area roadways.

Just before 9 a.m., a head-on collision on Nevins Road was blocking traffic near Lake Road. There was also an accident reported on the shoulder of the I-485 outer loop near South Boulevard.

Just before 8:30 a.m., an accident on Arboretum Drive at Pineville-Matthews Road near Providence Road was reported.

Center City ... One block of Brevard Street will be closed Saturday for about three weeks as part of the Charlotte Area Transit System trolley line construction.

Charlotte Department of Transportation officials said Brevard will be closed between Fifth and Sixth streets through about Oct. 12. Motorists can expect delays in the area. City officials said they will be able to open the intersection during major events.

In Burke County ... Interstate-40 westbound at mile marker 105 reopened around 8:30 a.m. Lanes were closed for several hours after one construction worker was killed in an accident that injured two others around 2:30 a.m. According to NCDOT, the lanes are expected to reopen by 9 a.m.

A detour is in place as officials investigate. Motorists are being directed around the scene at Exit 105 and N.C. 18.


I-485 outer loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion and construction-related delays.