NCDOT Delays Projects To Cut Down On Holiday Traffic Congestion

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

AAA is already sending out the warning to expect roads to be busy.
With gas prices down in the past few months, they expect more people to travel this holiday than a year ago.

To help keep traffic moving, the NCDOT shut down most work zones in the state Tuesday. They'll stay closed until Monday. You can help ease congestion too by avoiding the roads at peak travel times Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.

"Know before you go. Know what the congestion is. Plan your route. Know where you're going," said Terry Gibson with NCDOT.

Some more helpful advice from DOT is drive the speed limit. Patrols will be increased and getting pulled over won't get you home any faster.


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  • by Thankful on Nov 25, 2011 at 10:34 AM
    I for one am thankful!
  • by Interested Location: State of NC on Nov 23, 2011 at 05:06 PM
    These comments are very interesting, sounds as though DOT is like 60% of other branches of the state thier so called "supervisors" have no reason to be on a highway job ,just another yellow truck burning gas watching the contractor do as they please.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    I guess we are supposed to say 'thank you.'
  • by Rodney D. Location: Greenville on Nov 23, 2011 at 04:24 AM
    Learn to spell Taxpayer, and perhaps I will take you more seriously.
  • by To taxpayer on Nov 23, 2011 at 04:23 AM
    It is evident you understand the paving industry, but you do not have a CLUE about the State. A supervisor is able to only shut down a job if he/ she has the support of the Division Engineer. A supervisor should not be blamed for the crappy work when Division decides to let the contractor continue. By the way, the contractor will not be finishing the remainder of the project because the supervisors u so easily blamed did their jobs. Just saying...the engineer drove that highway the entire time of the project, so if u want to blame someone - look his way.
  • by Taxpayer Location: Williamston on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:01 PM
    To be a resident of the so called "tarheel state" and a taxpayer in NC I am totally ashamed of the state supervisors for allowing shuch shabby work on the HWY 17 milling and resurfacing job just south of Williamston. This job is a total waste of taxpayers money, although the contractor laid the asphalt the DOT was on sight to supervise the job. This unsatisfactory work is a disgrace to the state of nc division of transportation. I have never seen such poor work on a state hiway. What was the purpose of milling the exhisting asphalt to lay inferior mix with a ride like a washboard?
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