Posted on 12/16/16
NOVEMBER 16, 2016, RALEIGH – As North Carolinians prepare to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the N.C. Department of Transportation will help make trips a little smoother by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state.
Most construction work that would require a lane or road closure along all interstates and N.C. and U.S. routes will be suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, until midnight, Sunday, Nov. 27, with exceptions including:
Travelers also need to be aware that more than 200 local roads in the eastern part of the state are closed or have lane closures due to damage from Hurricane Matthew.
In the southwestern corner of the state, several forest fires could affect travel as smoky conditions may reduce visibility. Shifting fires and smoke could cause a road to be closed on short notice for safety reasons.
Drivers can get the latest update on travel conditions for the route they want to use or the area they will be traveling in by using the drop-down menus in the travel section of ncdot.gov. Once on the road, they can call 511 to get the same up-to-date information. From outside of North Carolina, call (877) 511-4662.
By avoiding traffic delays and planning ahead, motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently. Here are some additional tips for safe driving during the holiday season:
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