Today’s traffic: Slowdowns on interstates

Congestion is the major traffic concern across the Charlotte region at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Heavy traffic volume is being reported on southbound Interstate 77 in northern Mecklenburg County, on the inner loop of I-485 in southeast Mecklenburg, and on northbound I-77 coming from York County into south Mecklenburg.

Inbound Independence Boulevard also is slow, due to heavy traffic volume.

Here is the 7:30 a.m. report:


Eastfield Road at Prosperity Church Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

Grier Road at W.T. Harris Boulevard ... Collision; minor delays.

Mallard Creek Road at Galloway Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

Sam Furr Road, east of Statesville Road, Huntersville ... Collision; moderate delays.

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


I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

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

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.


Park Road, south of Sharon Road West ... Collision; minor delays.

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.

Union County

U.S. 74, Indian Trail-Stallings ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Rocky River Road to I-485.