North Carolina is suspending work on some major construction projects as it prepares for traffic heading to and from President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.
The state Department of Transportation says it will suspend major projects Saturday on northbound Interstate 85 and Interstate 95. Work will resume on those projects on Tuesday, when Obama will take the oath of office.
The department then plans to suspend southbound work on I-85 and I-95 from Wednesday to Friday in preparation for a large volume of vehicles returning home from Washington.
Transportation leaders expect heavy traffic north of Richmond, Va.