Traffic update: Accidents and road closures causing delays in Charlotte

South Charlotte motorists are experiencing heavy delays this morning from the Interstate 485 Inner Loop at McKee Road to the Johnston Road exit.

Meanwhile, an accident at University City Boulevard and I-485 is causing delays for motorists in northeast Charlotte.

A couple of road closures planned for northeast Charlotte are exacerbating the traffic. Drivers should expect intermittent lane closures on North Tryon Street between Pavilion Boulevard and Bruton Smith Boulevard.

Also, further south, North Tryon Street at Mallard Creek Church Road is closed for construction, with a detour for motorists.

Traffic also remained heavy on I-77 North at West Arrowood Road as well as I-85 North at McAdenville Road.

In neighboring Union County, the North Carolina Department of Transportation planned to begin a bridge replacement Monday morning on Trinity Church Road (SR 2153), just over Lynches Creek with a cross street of Austin Road.

Crews were expected to begin this bridge replacement at 8 a.m. Monday. Completion is scheduled for 5 p.m. April 15.

A detour has been set in place. Motorists are encouraged to travel Trinity Church Road to Austin Road to Circle S Ranch Road to Plyler Mill Road back to Trinity Church Road. Drivers can also visit www.ncdot.gov and look under the Travel & Maps tabs for all updated listings and closings.

Check back here for traffic updates throughout the morning.

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