Raleigh, NC 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.
Raleigh Traffic Alerts
Ramp Closed on US-70 In Durham
The bridge will be demolished to complete the new US 70 corridor as part of the East End Connector Project.
DETOUR: Take exit NC 98 towards Durham, take a left onto N. Miami Blvd.
Start: April 27, 2018, 12:00 am / End:July 31, 2019, 10:00 am / Updated: April 25, 2018, 12:02 pm
Congestion on SR-2220 South of Durham
Motorists are to be made aware of construction on roadway improvements on Old Chapel Hill Road between Pope Road and Garrett Road. Lane closures can be expected during the daytime between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. Some weekend and nighttime lane closures may be expected if necessary.
DETOUR: If traffic is heavy, a suggested detour route is Garrett Road to US 15-501 to Old Durham Road (in Orange County).
Start: July 6, 2017, 4:00 am / End:May 14, 2019, 4:00 am / Updated: September 17, 2018, 3:32 pm
Road Closed with Detour on SR-1616 North of Durham
The Department will close SR 1616 (Bahama Road) between Wilkins Road and Ellis Chapel Road starting Monday, June 4, 2018 in order to replace Bridge No. 20 over Dial Creek and realign the roadway curve. Local traffic access will be maintained. It is expected to be opened by November 1, 2018.
DETOUR: US 501 to Red Mountain Rd to Hampton Rd back to Bahama Rd
Start: June 4, 2018, 4:00 am / End:November 2, 2018, 3:59 am / Updated: April 23, 2018, 1:08 pm
Lane Closed on NC-55 In Durham
The Department is widening NC 55 (Alston Avenue) from NC 147 (I.L. 'Buck' Dean Freeway) to north of NC 98 (Holloway Street) in Durham. The project is expected to take three years to complete. Expect periodic lane closures on NC 55, NC 98, Liberty St, Main St, and Angier Ave throughout the life of the project on Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, and Saturday - Sunday all hours. Also expect periodic lane closures on NC 147 Monday - Friday 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM and Saturday - Sunday 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM. No lane closures are expected during holidays and other high traffic special events. Motorists are urged to be alert and drive cautiously when traveling through a work zone.
Start: November 17, 2016, 5:00 am / End:April 20, 2020, 4:00 am / Updated: February 3, 2017, 9:45 pm
Road Closed on NC-55 In Durham
E Wall St will no longer have access to Alston Avenue starting on Monday, November 14th, 2016 as part of the Alston Avenue widening project. Local traffic is to use Taylor St or Franklin St to N Holman St in order to access Wall St.
Start: November 14, 2016, 5:00 am / End:July 16, 2020, 4:00 am / Updated: September 8, 2017, 3:39 pm
Road Closed with Detour on NC-55 In Durham
The Department will be closing Pettigrew Street over Alston Avenue while a new bridge is being constructed. Local traffic will have access for the duration of the closure. Road opening is currently delayed due to a utility conflict.
DETOUR: Briggs Avenue to NC 147 to Exit 12/Fayetteville Street to Pettigrew Street
Start: December 9, 2017, 3:00 am / End:August 31, 2019, 4:00 am / Updated: August 30, 2018, 1:15 pm
Lane Closed on NC-147 Near Durham
The left lane is closed neat Exit 11 (Alston Ave).
Start: October 22, 2018, 11:55 am / End:October 22, 2018, 1:55 pm / Updated: October 22, 2018, 11:59 am
Lanes Closed on I-85 In Durham
The Department will be performing diamond grinding operations and related operations on I-85 between Exits 173 and 178 starting Monday, March 12, 2018. Expect delays as lanes and ramps will be closed periodically. Work will only occur at night.
Start: March 12, 2018, 12:30 pm / End:November 30, 2018, 5:00 am / Updated: September 20, 2018, 10:09 am
source: North Carolina DOT