DOT Gives Drivers A Break Over Thanksgiving

If you plan to travel next week during the holidays, you'll get a break from the North Carolina DOT. The state will suspend all road construction activities that could affect travel next week.

Major construction projects along interstate and U.S. highways will be curtailed at 4 p.m. Tuesday and stop until Monday, November 26th at 9 a.m. The DOT says this should ease traffic delays and make driving conditions safer.

Even though work zones won't be active, the DOT reminds motorists that they can still encounter narrowed lanes and traffic shifts. Work zone speed limits will remain in effect and you should remember that the penalty for speeding in a marked work zone is $250.