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NCDOT temporarily halting much construction work along interstates

The state is closing down work zones during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The state is closing down work zones during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.(WITN)
Published: Nov. 24, 2020 at 3:32 PM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -North Carolina transportation officials say they’re temporarily halting much construction work along interstates and other major routes to ease congestion for holiday travelers.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said in a news release that it was shutting down work along interstates, U.S. routes and key state routes from Tuesday through next Monday.

In certain exceptions, work that doesn’t impact travel lanes and certain projects that would make it unsafe to open all travel lanes will continue.

The agency encouraged drivers to check road status on DriveNC.gov if they have questions about a particular route. It also asks travelers to follow safety rules.

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