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TRAFFIC ALERT – I-73/74 Both Directions near Exit 66 (New Hope Church Road)

TRAFFIC ALERT – I-73/74 Both Directions near Exit 66 (New Hope Church Road)

Traffic & Roads
A vehicle crash has shutdown I-73/74 in both directions near exit 66 (New Hope Church Rd). Map from DriveNC According to drivenc.gov a vehicle crash between mile-marker 68 and 69 has shutdown traffic on I-73/74 in both directions in Randolph County at Mile Marker 12, Near Seagrove / New Hope Church Road. Current estimates say the interstate may not reopen until 5 p.m. We are still reaching out to authorities for details of the crash and no information is currently available. According to photos published by Alex Perdue News on Facebook traffic is being diverted off the highway at exit 68 New Hope Church Rd on the southbound lanes. Have photos or information about this incident - email us at newsdesk@randolphnewsnow.com
TRAFFIC ALERT – I-73 Near Randleman for Monday

TRAFFIC ALERT – I-73 Near Randleman for Monday

Traffic & Roads
(photo / map from NCDOT TIMS website) RANDLEMAN N.C. - The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued a traffic alert for Monday March 4th, 2024, on I-73 near Randleman. On Monday March 4th, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., NC DOT will be closing the right lane at mile markers 84 and 83, located just north of the W Academy Street exit for road work. High impacts to traffic are epected durring this time. You can track this incident on the NCDOT's DriveNC website.
TRAFFIC ALERT – US-64, Near Albemarle Rd Set to Close on Feb 1st

TRAFFIC ALERT – US-64, Near Albemarle Rd Set to Close on Feb 1st

Alerts, Traffic & Roads
ASHEBORO N.C. - The N.C. DOT will close US-64, near Albemarle Rd on February 1st, 2024, for road maintenance. Starting Thursday, Feb 1st, 2024, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. a stretch of US-64 near Albemarle Rd will be closed for road maintenance. Detours will be in place. For US-64 westbound - Turn right on Brookway Rd, turn left on Albemarle Rd take US 64 W Exit For US-64 Eastbound - Turn right on Mack Rd then turn left on Albemarle Rd take US 64 E Exit To view the alert on the NC DOT TIMS site, visit this link: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=688857
Construction Suspended for Holiday Travel

Construction Suspended for Holiday Travel

Traffic & Roads
Photo by: suwichan / Adobe Stock RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) –The N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most construction activity on major highways to make travel easier during the upcoming holiday season. Most work along interstates, U.S. and key state routes will be suspended starting Friday morning and will resume Jan. 2, 2024. Exceptions include bridges being replaced, long term lane construction that cannot be temporarily removed and highway work that does not impact travel.  One such spot is Interstate 40 in Haywood County, where lane closures will stay in place for safety reasons. Before you hit the road, be sure to visit DriveNC.gov for the most up-to-date information.AAA forecasts 3.5 million North Carolinians will travel by automobile this holiday season. These sa...
TRAFFIC ALERT – Night Time Road Work Planned for US-64 in Ramseur

TRAFFIC ALERT – Night Time Road Work Planned for US-64 in Ramseur

Traffic & Roads
Night Time Maintenance: Lane Closed, 1 of 2 lanes closed Photo from NC DOT / Credit OpenStreetMap ® Location: US-64 (Jordan Road) W in Randolph County, In Ramseur, Near Liberty Street Start: 11/29 @ 7:00 PMEnd: 12/23 @ 5:00 AM Road Work Days & Times: Daily Sunday - Friday 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM Description: Piedmont Natural Gas crews will doing extensive work on an existing gas valve that is located in the middle of the two west-bound lanes on US Highway 64 in Ramseur. This work will be done at night between the hours of 7:00 PM and 5:00 AM and will require the pavement to be cut open for 3-4 weeks. A steel plate will be placed on the cut during the day to allow for all lanes of traffic to be open. A lane closure and a lane shift will be utilized in the west-...
Temporary Traffic Signal Coming to Highway Intersection Near Megasite

Temporary Traffic Signal Coming to Highway Intersection Near Megasite

Traffic & Roads
JULIAN N.C. - The N.C. Department of Transportation will be installing a temporary traffic light on the southbound exit ramp for U.S. 421 at Hwy 62 in the coming weeks to help relieve traffic from the Megasite.  In the coming days crews working for N.C. DOT will install a temporary traffic signal at the U.S. 421 Southbound exit ramp with N.C. 62. On Nov. 20th, the new signal will be activated to help mitigate traffic congestion associated with construction at the Greensboro Randolph Megasite. The signal will remain in place until the new interchange at U.S. 421 and Julian Airport Road is completed in August of next year. Motorists are advised to stay alert when approaching the new traffic pattern.
N.C. Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Speeding 

N.C. Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Speeding 

Traffic & Roads
(Credit: Acme News Archive) RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) – The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers to follow the speed limit as part of 'Operation Crash Reduction' from Oct. 9-15.  The annual campaign enforces safe driving during one of the deadliest months of the year for fatal vehicle crashes. Motorists may notice increased law enforcement efforts to crack down on speeding motorists and bring awareness to unsafe speeds in communities statewide next week, including radar operations and speed display signs.  “Ensuring the safety of all drivers is our highest priority,” said Mark Ezzell, director of the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “We are urging everyone to slow down and obey the posted roadway signs. The choices you make behind the wheel can...
Temporary Closures Upcoming for U.S. 421 in Randolph County

Temporary Closures Upcoming for U.S. 421 in Randolph County

Traffic & Roads
Credit - Microsoft / TomTom via NC DOT Website LIBERTY N.C. (NC DOT) – A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will perform nightly closures of the southbound lanes of U.S. 421 next week in Randolph County, weather permitting. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sept. 25 to Sept. 28, crews from Ames Construction plan to close U.S. 421 South as part of ongoing interchange work. A signed detour to Shiloh Road will be in place during the southbound closure. Lane closures with no detour will be in place during the same timeframe for on Sept 29, and Oct 2-6. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and use caution when approaching the work zone and detour.  For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media. ...
Impaired Driving Campaign to Include More Law Enforcement Patrols

Impaired Driving Campaign to Include More Law Enforcement Patrols

Government, Traffic & Roads
Credit: NC DOT RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) – State and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the next two weeks as part of the “Labor Day Booze It & Lose It” campaign, officials announced at a campaign launch Monday in Davidson County. Increased patrols and checkpoints will be conducted statewide starting today through Sept. 10, to keep impaired drivers off North Carolina roads. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein helped lead Monday’s kickoff event at the Davidson County Rest Area off Interstate 85 South. “Keeping people safe has to be job one for all of us,” Stein said. “If you drink and drive, you will get caught. Protect yourself and others – never operate a motor vehicle if you’ve been drinking.” The “Booze It & Lose It” campaign aims to elimina...
Law Refresher – When Do You Stop for a School Bus?

Law Refresher – When Do You Stop for a School Bus?

Traffic & Roads
sandsun / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - With the start of the school year approaching, school buses will be back on the roads soon. Do you know when you are required to stop for a bus? When to stop Two-lane roadway – All traffic from both directions must stop Two-lane with a center turning lane – All traffic from both directions must stop Four-lane roadway – All traffic from both directions must stop Four-lane roadway with a median – Only traffic following the bus must stop Four or more lanes with a center turning lane – Only traffic following the bus must stop Passing a Stopped School Bus is a Crime While most traffic violations in North Carolina are infractions, passing a stopped school bus is a crime under NC § 20-217...