Columbus, NC Traffic and Road Conditions
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Columbus Traffic Alerts
Lane Closed on US-74 Near Columbus
US-74 LANE CLOSURES NEAR EXIT 170 Pea Ridge Road Contractor will be closing one lane of traffic both east and west bound on US-74 between mile marker 168 and mile marker 171 near Exit 170 Pea Rige Road. Lane closures will be inplace 24 hours a day 7 days a week to construct 2 bridges. Please us caution in the workzone.
Start: February 22, 2018, 1:38 pm / End:September 30, 2018, 12:38 pm / Updated: February 22, 2018, 1:55 pm
Lanes Closed on US-74 Near Columbus
US-74 east and west bound will be placed into a single lane traffic pattern near Pea Ridge Road Contractor working for the Department of Transportation will be shifting US-74 east and west bounds into a single lane traffic pattern between mile marker 168 and 171. The Department is constructing two bridges east of Pea Ridge Road. Please note the revised traffic pattern will shift traffic into a onsite detour along the median. The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 55mph Along witht he single lane traffic pattern US-74 east bound on ramp at exit 170 Pea Ridge Road (SR-1326) will be closed.
DETOUR: US-74 east bound traffic from Pea Ridge Road (SR-1326) will be detoured to US-74 west to Union Road (SR-1145) exit 173. Traffic will take exit 173, cross under US-74 and will regain access to US-74 east from Union Road . Detour route will be signed.
Start: April 4, 2018, 6:16 pm / End:September 1, 2018, 3:59 am / Updated: April 4, 2018, 6:30 pm
Road Closed on SR-1326 North East of Columbus
Road construction requires a closure to properly tie in existing road to new road
DETOUR: Pea Ridge Rd to John Sheehan rd to Moore Rd to Sandy Plains Rd to Pea Ridge Rd.
Start: March 19, 2018, 1:30 pm / End:May 7, 2018, 9:00 pm / Updated: April 20, 2018, 5:55 pm
Congestion on I-26 Near Columbus
Contractor will begin working on intersection of I-26/US-74/NC-108 Contractor will be working on constructing new intersection along I-26 between mile marker 67 and 68. Expect lane closures at night after 9:00pm and lane shifts during the day. Please use caution, equipment and personnel will be working in close proximity to open traffic lanes.
Start: October 16, 2017, 3:11 pm / End:August 18, 2018, 3:59 am / Updated: October 16, 2017, 3:20 pm
source: North Carolina DOT