No Road Construction in New York During Thanksgiving
Hopefully this will make traveling over the next couple of days easier.
According to a press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, New York state is suspending all temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways from 6 a.m. today through 6 a.m. on Monday, November 27th.
Cuomo said this is being done to accommodate motorists during the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week, he said, "This Thanksgiving weekend, thousands of families from across New York will travel near and far to visit loved ones and by suspending construction-related lane closures, we can help ensure they can get to their destinations as quickly as possible and without unnecessary delay. I urge all motorists to drive safely and responsibly as they celebrate Thanksgiving this year and to remember to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles with flashing lights along the roadway."
As a reminder the "Move Over" law in New York requires drivers to use due care, slow down and safely move over when they see flashing lights on the side of the road.
Experts are saying that nearly 51 million people will travel more than 50 miles from home from Wednesday through Sunday and more than 89 percent of those travelers will be driving, which is the highest amount of travelers since 2005.
If you are hitting the road this weekend be safe and have a great Thanksgiving.