- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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.

“Though traffic is expected to be lighter than usual for the Thanksgiving holiday due to COVID-19, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to assist drivers who are traveling by suspending most construction activity along its major highways,” the news release says.

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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