Know Before You Go


As the closure approaches and prior to official detours being announced, drivers should begin considering their options for commuting to and from downtown.

Commuting Strategies

Roadside Assistance

State Farm® Safety Patrol provides free roadside assistance to all drivers and helps keep traffic flowing. Safety Patrol trucks are ready to address most traffic-related problems:

  • Stranded motorists with flat tires, overheating vehicles, dead batteries, etc.
  • Traffic control lighting to warn drivers of hazards
  • Specialized push bumpers and winches to move disabled vehicles and clear debris

To get help from the Safety Patrol, dial *HP from your mobile phone.

Traffic Information

Check out NCDOT’s Traveler Information Management System (TIMS). Select the counties, routes or region you’re interested in to instantly see incidents and live cameras on an interactive map. ​