No Construction During The Thanksgiving Holiday
Today is the beginning of the biggest travel holiday since 2005 and New York state is doing everything possible to ease the stress of traveling. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that construction crews will not close lanes on New York roadways in anticipation of the busiest travel days of the year. All lane and bridge closures on all highways will be suspended from today (Wednesday) through Monday morning.
According to a press release from the Governor's office, "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."
He also reminds New York motorists of the "Move Over" law. This requires drivers to slow down and safely move over when they see flashing lights on the side of the road.
AAA estimates 3.1 million New Yorkers will hit the highways across the state for the Thanksgiving holiday.
It is also important to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly and drive safely.