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ADOT Halts Road Work During Thanksgiving Day Weekend

If you are traveling this Thanksgiving Holiday on Arizona’s roads and highways, the Arizona Department of Transportation has some good news. ADOT and its contractors are not scheduling any full construction or maintenance closures on state highways from Wednesday afternoon through Monday morning, in order to limit impacts on holiday travel. Drivers should prepare for their trips ahead of time and “expect the unexpected” while focusing on safe driving, being patient and alert when on the road. You should get adequate rest, always buckle up, obey speed limits and never drive while impaired. Sixteen people were killed last year in a total of 16 fatal crashes on all Arizona roads, including local streets, over the Thanksgiving weekend. Four of those fatalities occurred in crashes listed as alcohol-related. Due to anticipated heavier traffic conditions during peak travel times including Wednesday and Sunday afternoons, motorists should try to get an early start, allow extra time if possible and be prepared for unscheduled closures or lane restrictions due to crashes, disabled vehicles, inclement weather or other incidents.

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