Friday, April 06, 2007

DOT To Suspend Most Road Construction Activities For Easter Holiday Weekend

The Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction activities that could affect travel over the Easter holiday to help ease traffic delays and improve driving conditions. Major construction projects along interstate and U.S. routes across the state will be suspended through Monday. A notable exception is a lane closure planned on US 421 in Pender County. Also, the outside lane on I-40/I-85 North in Alamance County under the bridge at Exit 140 will be closed during the holiday. The DOT reminds motorists that even though workers may not be present in the majority of work zones, they may still encounter narrowed lanes and traffic shifts. The penalty for speeding through a marked work zone is $250. Motorists are encouraged to stay alert, be patient, obey the posted speed limit, leave early to get a head start, and travel at non-peak times if possible.


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