Today’s traffic: Congestion slows I-77 in north Meck

The slowest traffic in the Charlotte region at 8:25 a.m. Thursday is on southbound Interstate 77 in northern Mecklenburg County.

Congestion is causing the slowdowns, which are most pronounced between Cornelius and Huntersville. Closer to Charlotte, a wreck in the HOV lane of southbound I-77 near I-85 and LaSalle Street is causing slowdowns.

Other congestion problems are on the inner loop of I-485 in southern Mecklenburg County, on inbound Independence Boulevard, and on northbound I-77 coming from York County into Mecklenburg.

In addition, a wreck on northbound I-85 near Belmont is slowing the commute for motorists in Gaston County.

Here is the 8:25 a.m. update:


I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from mile marker 28 (Cornelius) to mile marker 23 (Huntersville). Traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) to Catawba Avenue (Exit 28).

Also, collision in the HOV lane near LaSalle Street. Moderate to heavy delays in the area.

University City Boulevard at Oak Leigh Drive ... Collision; moderate delays.


Central Avenue at Lansdale Drive ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.


I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

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.

Rea Road at Ardrey Kell Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.


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

Westinghouse Boulevard at Granite Street ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.

Lancaster Highway at Cardinal Woods Drive ... Collision; minor delays.


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

Water Ridge Parkway and Yorkmont Road ... Collision; minor delays.

Allenbrook Drive at Freedom Drive ... Collision; minor delays.

Union County

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

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