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ADOT: No construction closures along Valley freeways over Memorial Day weekend

posted May 25, 2016, 3:27 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 5:20 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Drivers will not face any construction-related closures along freeways in the Phoenix area over the Memorial Day weekend.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractors will not schedule closures along Valley freeways or other state highways from Friday afternoon through late Monday night, May 30

Drivers are urged to focus on safe driving, including slowing down and using extra caution in existing work zones across the state. Arizona’s “Stay Alert – Stay Alive” highway safety recommendations include: 

·  Check your vehicle, including the tire pressure

·  Get some rest before traveling – fatigue is a serious safety risk

·  Never drive while impaired – arrange for a designated driver in advance

·  Allow extra travel time and be prepared for unscheduled closures

·  Buckle up and obey speed limits

·  Avoid distractions – don’t text while driving

· Pack extra supplies, including drinking water and snack foods