Lexington, NC Traffic and Road Conditions
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Lexington Traffic Alerts
Road Closed with Detour on SR-1838 North East of Lexington
Lake Leonard Road will be temporarily closed at the bridge location, as crews work to replace the existing bridge. The road closure will begin in the morning of July 31, 2017 and is scheduled to last until October 29, 2017. If the work is completed prior to October 29, 2017, the roadway will be reopened at that time. The signed detour route will be Ridge Road to Bud Sink Road to Bethesda Road. For a map of the project location and detour route, please click the following link: Lake Leonard Road - Closure Location with Detour
Start: July 31, 2017, 11:00 am / End:October 29, 2017, 9:00 pm / Updated: July 17, 2017, 3:15 pm
Shoulder Closed on SR-1485 North West of Lexington
Construction crews will begin constructing new bridge adjacent to existing bridge on Hampton Road over Muddy Creek. Hampton Road will remain open but periodic lane closures are to be expected, motorist are advised to use caution.
Start: August 21, 2017, 11:00 am / End:June 1, 2018, 9:30 pm / Updated: August 18, 2017, 8:56 pm
Congestion on NC-8 In Lexington
Construction of a new bridge and interchange on NC 8/Old US 52 over I-85 Business in Lexington. NC 8 to remain open during construction. Stay alert for periodic lane closures between 9am and 4pm, and congestion in the work zone. On August 10, 2016, a portion of Service Road (between Fair Street and Rochelle Drive) will be permanently closed. This portion of Service Road will be removed for the construction of a new sound wall. The following link illustrates the location of the closure: Service Road Closure Link Beginning Wednesday, August 23, 2017, a portion of 7th Street (between the Norlex Shopping Center and the ramp to southbound I-85 Business) will permanently close. Motorists on 7th Street will still be able to access the side entrance to the shopping center. The following link illustrates the location of the closure: Section of 7th Street to Permanently Close
Start: April 11, 2016, 12:00 pm / End:May 1, 2019, 9:00 pm / Updated: August 18, 2017, 1:38 pm
Road Closed with Detour on NC-8 In Lexington
NC8 / Martin Luther King Dr. will be closed for sewer line repairs at the intersection of Fair St.
DETOUR: Salem St. / West 3rd. Ave to Main street to access NC8/Martin Luther King Dr
Start: August 23, 2017, 12:00 pm / End:August 23, 2017, 9:00 pm / Updated: August 22, 2017, 9:07 pm
Road Closed with Detour on NC-47 Near Lexington
In order to replace the existing NC 47 (Junior Order Home Road) bridge over Swearing Creek, crews will be closing NC 47 from January 10, 2017 until August 27, 2017. If the project is completed early, the NC 47 will be re-opened at that time.
DETOUR: Motorists wishing to access NC 47 will utilize the following detour route: Linwood-Southmont Road to I-85 to NC 8 (Cotton Grove Road) and vice versa.
Start: January 10, 2017, 1:00 pm / End:August 27, 2017, 9:00 pm / Updated: January 9, 2017, 3:27 pm
Congestion on I-85 In Lexington
Construction of a new bridge and interchange on NC 8/Old US 52 over I-85 Business in Lexington. NC 8 to remain open during construction. Stay alert for periodic lane closures on NC 8, between 9am and 4pm, and congestion in the work zone. Beginning Monday, May 15, 2017, the right lane of southbound I-85 Business will be closed as motorists approach Hwy 8. Crews will be working on the tie-in portions of the new ramp and loop connecting Hwy 8 to southbound I-85 Business in preparation for opening the new alignment of Hwy 8 this summer.
Start: April 11, 2016, 12:51 pm / End:May 1, 2019, 9:00 pm / Updated: August 15, 2017, 1:01 pm
source: North Carolina DOT