Construction suspended for most NC road projects

July 3, 2010 4:54:33 AM PDT
As people travel to their Fourth of July destination, they should expect to see increased patrols, traffic delays, but less road construction than they might be used to.Most road construction activity on major North Carolina routes will be suspended for the Fourth of July weekend with the exception of three routes.

The state Department of Transportation says construction is suspended until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Both directions of Interstate 40 in Greensboro are reduced to two lanes between mile marker 213 and 214 due to construction of the Bridford Parkway Bridge.

In eastern North Carolina, U.S. 17 in Windsor is reduced to one lane on the Cashie River Bridge due to construction and trucks are restricted on the route.

Raleigh's Glenwood Avenue will have closures from Five Points to Wade Avenue to replace concrete.

In addition to these projects, the department reminds motorists traveling on westbound I-40 in Haywood County to expect delays over the holiday weekend.

Meanwhile, as travelers head to their decisions the Highway Patrol has "Operation Firecracker" underway. More troopers will be on interstates, highways and major four-lane roads in an effort to cut down on dangerous driving.

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