NCDOT gives Thanksgiving travelers something to be grateful for

RALEIGH, N.C. -- As you're prepping for your Thanksgiving travel, here's something to really be grateful for.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that they will suspend most road construction activities on major routes across the Tar Heel State during Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

In a press release, the NCDOT said most construction work that would require lane/road closure on all interstates and N.C. and U.S. routes will be suspended from 6 a.m. Wednesday, November 23, until midnight, Sunday, November 27.

There are some exceptions to this incredible announcement, including:

• One lane is closed with portable traffic signals on U.S. 264 in Hyde County near Long Shoal River bridge, which is being replaced;
• Eastbound U.S. 264 is closed with a detour near N.C. 99 in Beaufort County for a bridge replacement project;
• N.C. 24 has a closure from Mitchell Loop Road to U.S. 421/701 Bypass in Sampson County, where crews are widening the eastbound lane within the city of Clinton;
• In Brunswick County, a detour route is in place for Cedar Hill Road for a closure south of Royster Road NE while a bridge is being constructed, as well as other utility and road work related to the construction of  I-140 between U.S. 74/76 (Andrew Jackson Highway) to Cedar Hill Road;
• N.C. 294 from Sunny Point Road to Upper Bear Paw Road in Cherokee County has a lane closure for a roadway realignment at Radford Road and Ware Road; and
• One lane of U.S. 74 in Jackson County is shut down between Sugar Loaf Road and Mount Pleasant Road for a bridge replacement.

Other lane closures are in place throughout the state due to Hurricane Matthew and fire devastation. 

Drivers can get the latest update on travel conditions by using the travel section of ncdot.gov. or by calling 511 for up-to-date information. For those out of state, call (877) 511-4662.

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