One of the busiest travel times of the year is the Memorial Day weekend, and the N.C. Department of Transportation wants your trip to be safe.
The NC DOT will pause most road construction activities that require lane closures on interstate, U.S. and N.C. routes from Friday morning, May 24, through Tuesday evening, May 28. The actual times depend on the projects.
Lane closures will remain in place for safety reasons in some locations where conditions do not allow for lanes or roads to be re-opened, such as many bridge replacement projects or where there is no pavement or shoulder. In addition, work that does not interfere with the travel lanes can still take place over the extended weekend.
Travelers can check ahead on the status of the routes they plan to use by going to DriveNC.gov, where conditions can be checked by route number, county or region.