Governor Cuomo announced that all lane closures due to construction and other projects will be lifted for the upcoming holiday weekend. According to the release, "AAA predicts 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." In response to the larger volume of vehicles on the road all construction and lane closures will be lifted from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22 through 6 a.m. on Monday, November 27th. However, some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for any emergency repairs that may be needed.

In his statement, Governor Cuomo still encourage safe and aware driving,

"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."

 

If you're traveling for the long weekend you are encouraged to check 511NY by calling 511 or by accessing www.511ny.org before you leave. This FREE service allows you to check road conditions or link to air and transit information.

Read the full release from Governor Cuomo here.