Road Work Suspended Over Holiday
The N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction activities that could affect travel over the Memorial Day holiday to help ease traffic delays and make driving conditions safer.
Most construction projects along Interstate and U.S. routes across the state will be suspended beginning at 4 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 27.
A notable exception is a lane closure planned on I-85 South in Vance County.
NCDOT reminds motorists that even though workers may not be present in the majority of work zones, drivers may still encounter narrowed lanes and traffic shifts. The penalty for speeding through a marked work zone is $250.
Motorists should also remember to move over when passing stopped emergency vehicles or if involved in a minor accident.
Under the "Move Over" law, motorists are required to change lanes or slow down when passing stopped law enforcement, emergency vehicles, wreckers and NCDOT's Incident Management Assist-ance Patrol Vehicles with flashing lights.
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