ALDOT Urges Motorists to Be Mindful During Labor Day Travel
Road Construction and Lane Closures Will Be Limited
The number of vehicles on Alabama’s roadways is expected to be higher than normal as the Labor Day holiday officially closes the summer travel season and also kicks-off college football game travel. This weekend drivers should plan for increased traffic – and allow extra time to get where they’re going safely.
For the safety of travelers construction industry workers and the maintenance crews alike – the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will have NO temporary lane closures on the interstate after 12:00 noon Friday through Monday at 11:59pm.
Bear in mind, roadway improvement projects are in place across Alabama and those lowered speed limits may remain in place in those areas,
ALDOT suggests following these simple guidelines to keep yourself and others safe in regard to holiday travel conditions:
- Don’t tailgate. Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
- Make sure everyone in your vehicle is wearing a seat belt. Surviving a crash is much more likely when wearing a seat belt.
- Drivers should never text or use any type of mobile device while operating any vehicle.
More safe driving tips are available on the Drive Safe Alabama Facebook page.
About the Alabama Department of Transportation
ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally and economically sound transportation network across Alabama. For further information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.
About Drive Safe Alabama
Drive Safe Alabama is ALDOT’s traffic safety marketing campaign. The goal of Drive Safe Alabama is to strengthen Alabama’s highway safety culture. By providing safe driving information through online resources and educational opportunities, ALDOT aims to reduce crash-related injuries and fatalities on Alabama’s roadways. Learn more at DriveSafeAlabama.org.
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