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North Carolina Moves to Suspend Lane Closures to Accommodate Heavy 4th of July Traffic

July 03, 2020

NORTH CAROLINA- writes that the North Carolina Department of Transportation stated that it plans to suspend the closure of traffic lanes over the 4th of July holiday in an effort to reduce traffic delays. The department will begin such suspensions on the second of July and extend them through the seventh.*

Some lane closures cannot be suspended due to safety concerns and will remain in effect. NCDOT also stated that motorists should remember to use caution when driving over the long weekend. The department recommends that people leave early to account for possible delays in traffic and the need to slow down in the event that they are passing through a work zone. Work zones, even when inactive, may lead to the reduced width of lanes, and lower speed limits, so it is important that drivers remember to slow down and remain alert.

For drivers who will be on the road for long trips, staying safe will require avoiding drowsy driving. Taking breaks can help motorists remain alert. Traffic conditions can change or slow down rapidly, so it is important to remain focused on the road ahead at all times. 

Police will be out looking for signs of impaired motorists. The Operation Firecracker campaign is designed to deter people from driving after drinking. Police reminded everyone to find a designated driver or make plans to use a ride-sharing service if they intend to consume alcohol as part of their holiday celebrations. 

Drivers who choose to drive after drinking not only risk facing arrest, but also put their lives, and everyone around them’s lives in danger. 

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