If you're planning on taking a trip this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July, you aren't alone. According to AAA, this weekend is expected to have the highest travel volume since 2007 with a predicted  41.9 million people who will travel more than 50 miles from home. With this information in hand, Governor Cuomo wants to make traveling on New York State Roads a little easier this weekend.

The Office of Governor Cuomo announced today that temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will not be allowed from 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3, to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 5, in order to accommodate travelers during the busy Independence Day holiday weekend.

While there may still be construction done behind permanent barriers or on an emergency basis, this should make travelling a little easier for the holiday weekend. Another way to make your trip better is to check 511NY by calling 511 or by heading to 511ny.org before you leave, this free service allows you to check road conditions or link to air and transit information.

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July weekend.

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