Asheville Traffic and Road Conditions
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Q) How often is the map updated?
A) The traffic flow is updated at loadtime and upon movement outside the initial map view, or upon refresh of the page. Any incident markers are checked for updates approximately every 5-10 minutes, but you need to reload the page to load any new updates; the data provided may still be the same status/view as before. Information shown is as only reliable as how it is reported to us.Q) The roads are backed up or closed, but the map does not show the reason why, what's the deal?
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.
Asheville Traffic Alerts
Road Closed with Detour on SR-3137 South East of Asheville
Sharon Rd (SR 3137) will be closed to traffic at the bridge over Cane Creek due to a bridge replacement project starting on October 12, 2020 until March 11, 2021. The contractor will be removing the existing bridge over Cane Creek and replacing with a newly constructed bridge. Local access to properties in the vicinity of this bridge closure will be provided/maintained. There will be a detour route. The project is under contract with R.E. Burns & Sons, Inc.
DETOUR: A 3.0-mile signed/marked detour from Cane Creek Rd to US-74 ALT to Upper Brush Creek Rd in both directions.
Start: October 12, 2020, 4:00 am / End:March 11, 2021, 5:00 am / Updated: October 20, 2020, 1:34 pm
Lanes Narrowed on NC-191 South of Asheville
Contsruction taking place for the NC-191/I-26 Interchange project. Lanes will be narrowed and traffic will be shifted at times throughout the project while a new bridge is constructed over I-26 and travel lanes are realigned. Work will be completed between Old Brevard Rd and Ingles in both directions. The project is under contract with Blythe Development.
Start: August 1, 2019, 12:24 pm / End:December 1, 2020, 11:00 am / Updated: August 1, 2019, 12:31 pm
Lane Shift on I-40 In Asheville
There is a lane shift near Exit 55, Porters Cove Road, as crews install new pavement markings as part of a new traffic pattern. Lanes may be narrowed at times while crews work in the area.
Start: October 7, 2020, 12:00 am / End:February 1, 2021, 11:00 am / Updated: October 13, 2020, 5:58 pm
Lanes Narrowed on I-26 South of Asheville
I-26 east and westbound lanes between MM 32 and MM 34 have been narrowed down to allow for construction. Lanes will be narrowed and shifted at intervals throughout the duration of the project which is scheduled to be completed by November 2020. The project is under contract with Blythe Development.
Start: August 1, 2019, 12:18 pm / End:December 1, 2020, 10:00 pm / Updated: August 1, 2019, 12:24 pm
Lanes Narrowed on I-26 In Asheville
I-26 East has narrowed lanes between Exit 33 (NC-191/Brevard Rd) and Exit 40 (NC-280/Airport Rd).
Start: January 3, 2020, 2:27 pm / End:April 5, 2024, 9:30 pm / Updated: September 15, 2020, 7:01 pm
source: North Carolina DOT