Lexington, NC Traffic and Road Conditions
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A) Municipal traffic monitors or GPS trackers may not be available, could be offline, or reports and alerts are not syndicated to media outside of the area to use on the map. This is especially true for rural areas. You are encouraged to leave a road conditions report to help others.Q) I see traffic alerts in the box below for the state, but they aren't related to the area I'm in?
A) We attempt to display alerts as specific to the area as possible, however in some cases the data we receive will only allow us to provide it by county or even statewide.Q) Are you an official source of traffic information?
A) We are not an official source of traffic or real-time data. We have contracts and licenses to display certain up-to-date information that comes direct from some DOTs in various states, and the traffic flow on the maps is provided by Google or MapQuest. However, the data shown here should only be used for light informational and reference purposes and not to make critical decisions. Your safest option on the web is to use your state-run traffic website, or to call the DOT traffic line for your state, local authorities, or the state's 511 number if available.
Lexington Traffic Alerts
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
Start: April 11, 2016, 12:00 pm / End:May 1, 2019, 9:00 pm / Updated: July 29, 2016, 1:17 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 between 9am and 4pm, and congestion in the work zone. Beginning Thursday, October 13, 2016, the inside lane of northbound and southbound I-85 Business will be closed through the work zone, for approximately 60 days, as crews perform bridge work in the median of I-85 Business. The outside lane will remain open in both directions.
Start: April 11, 2016, 12:51 pm / End:May 1, 2019, 9:00 pm / Updated: October 18, 2016, 4:14 pm
source: North Carolina DOT