DOT puts brakes on most construction for Fourth of July

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation is putting the brakes on most construction projects for the holiday.

According to the department, construction will suspend from the morning of July 3 to the evening of July 5, in order to reduce possible congestion.

They offered the following reminders and tips for travel ahead of a busy holiday:

  • Leave early for your destination.
  • Travel at non-peak hours and use alternative routes if possible.
  • Allow extra time for your trip, regardless of the route you choose.
  • Don’t drive drowsy. Take frequent breaks if needed and take advantage of our state’s rest areas.
  • Avoid driving distracted and pay attention to your surroundings and other vehicles nearby.
  • Drive and boat responsibly

Smaller projects they don’t believe will impact traffic will continue.