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Attention: North Carolina travelers this Memorial Day you should be safe

Posted at 4:15 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 16:14:44-04

RALEIGH, Nc. – During Memorial Day weekend North Carolina plans to make their travelers safer and richer.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction activities on major routes across the state. This will ensure smoother trips for holiday travelers.

Motorists will get to the destinations safer and will cut down on fuel consumption and costs.

NCDOT will put on hold most construction projects along interstate, N.C. and U.S. routes from 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, until Monday, May 30, at midnight with a few exceptions. For a complete list scroll to the bottom.

Here are a few helpful tips for navigating during Memorial Day weekend:

  • Leave early and travel at non peak hours if possible.
  • Stay alert, you may encounter narrowed lanes from suspended work zones.
  • Use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion, if possible.
  • Be patient and obey posted speed limit.
  • Stay informed, real time traffic information is available online and over the phone by dialing 511.
  • Don’t drive drowsy.
  • Avoid distracted driving.

List of exceptions:

  • N.C. 42 will have a signed detour, road closure and bridge replacement east and west of Ahoskie Creek in Hertford County
  • N.C. 94 will have a road closure and bridge construction on Elementary School Road at U.S. 64 in Tyrrell County
  • U.S. 158 will have two-lane two-way traffic on the Pasquotank River Bridge in Pasquotank County
  • I-40 will have traffic in a three-lane pattern in each direction over 8 1/2-mile section through Raleigh
  • I-85 North has a pair of five-mile sections closed between Henderson and the Virginia state line, with all north and southbound traffic in a two-lane, two-way pattern in the southbound lanes in those areas
  • U.S. 23/74 will have a bridge replacement in Jackson County
  • N.C. 294 will have portable traffic signals in Cherokee County
  • U.S. 70 will have a lane closed over the Trent River Bridge in New Bern due to the rehabilitation of the bridge deck

For more information visit NCDOT.