Traffic Updates

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11:05 AM, Special Alert for Entire State

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:05:54 EST

LANE CLOSED ON I-77 NORTH NEAR THE VIRGINIA BORDER

The right lane is closed on I-77 North near the Virginia Border near Exit 8 due to a vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer. The lane is expected to re-open at 5:00 PM. Travelers are advised to use caution while traveling in the area.

HEAVY CONGESTION DUE TO THE STATE FAIR IN RALEIGH OCTOBER 16-26

Starting Thursday October 16th through Sunday October 26th, motorists should expect heavy congestion on roads in the Raleigh area due to State Fair traffic.

Roads expected to be affected include: I-40 and I-440 approaching Wade Avenue, Blue Ridge Road, Edwards Mill Road, Trinity Road, Wade Avenue, NC-54, and Hillsborough Street in the vicinity of the fairgounds. Congestion on these roadways is expected to be at their highest during the evening when special events at the fair draw larger crowds, and on weekends.

Motorists not attending the event are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes away from the fairgrounds if possible. Those attending the fair are advised to carpool, drive with caution, and obey all signs and law enforcement officers.

Click here to see traffic levels from the first weekend of last year's State Fair.


Last Updated at 9:16 AM on October 24, 2014

More info on NCDOT.gov.

12:53 PM, Alleghany County Alert

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:53:37 EST

BRIDGE OUT ON FARMERS FISH CAMP ROAD NEAR ELKIN

The bridge on Farmers Fish Camp Road at NC-93 near Sparta is closed until further notice, due to flooding.
Motorists should follow the local signed detour route.

*Last updated Monday, April 21, 2014  2:36:39 PM
12/23/2013 7:58 AM

More info on NCDOT.gov.

11:22 AM, I-77 N, Other, Lane Closed

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:36 EST

The right lane is closed at the 7 mile marker in Virginia.

More info on NCDOT.gov.

10/23/14, I-77 N, Night Time Maintenance, Lane Closed

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:55:45 EST

Left lane closed due to night time median barrier maintenance.

More info on NCDOT.gov.

10/23/14, I-40 A, Special Event, Congestion

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:40:43 EST

The Tanglewood Community will host their annual season light show which is expected to draw large crowds to the areas surrounding the event. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are the most popular nights and expected to draw the largest crowds. The event is open nightly from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 In anticipation of a high volume of traffic surrounding the event, the Forysth County Sheriff's Office will be managing major intersections in the vicinity of the event. Variable messaging systems along the surrounding highways/ roadways will be deployed to advise motorists with traffic information.

 Patrons should plan to arrive early and carpooling is strongly encouraged.

More info on NCDOT.gov.