SYLACAUGA, Ala. – With traffic expected to be heavy over the holidays, The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) announced that they will be limiting road construction and lane closures during that time.
There will be no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after 6 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24, through 6 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 26. For the New Year’s holiday, there will be no temporary lane closures from noon, Tuesday, Dec. 31 through 6 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 2.
“Safety is in the hand of drivers as they are out enjoying their holiday celebrations,” said Allison Green, Drive Safe Alabama coordinator with ALDOT. “Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can wreck your holiday and have serious consequences that continue long past the new year.”
ALDOT encourages drivers to always designate a sober driver, and always buckle up your seat belt in the front or back seat since it is required by Alabama law.
Motorists planning their holiday travel route can find Alabama traffic and road condition information at www.ALGOtraffic.com