ALDOT urges motorists to drive safely over the Memorial Day holiday

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MONTGOMERY – The number of vehicles on Alabama highways during the Memorial Day holiday is expected to be higher than normal as the summer travel season begins. The Alabama Department of Transportation urges motorists to drive safely during the busy holiday period.

As an added precaution during the heavily traveled holiday, ALDOT announced today there would be no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after noon, Friday, May 27, through midnight, Monday, May 30.

For the safety of the traveling public, construction industry workers and maintenance crews, roadwork will be limited during this holiday period. Throughout the year, ALDOT limits road construction during major holiday weekends. Emergency lane closures may be possible depending on specific circumstances on interstates and other state roadways. Motorists are urged to always obey posted work zone speed limits.

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