April 16, 2014

Giving holiday travelers a break

Those traveling for the Fourth of July holiday should find construction zones a little easier to navigate this week. Starting Tuesday at noon, most construction work will be suspended on state highways to make way for holiday travelers. On many roads, the orange barrels will also be pulled back to give drivers some more room.

However, Major Sandra Huxtable with the State Patrol says motorists still need to obey posted speed limits in work zones, even if workers do not appear to be present at that time. That’s because of possible changes in traffic patterns or lane restrictions that may still be in place within a construction zone.

Drivers are also being reminded to celebrate the holiday safely. Huxtable says officers across the state will be out in force over the holiday watching for impaired drivers.

Work will resume in most construction zones Thursday morning.

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:05)