With record breaking numbers of people traveling this Thanksgiving holiday, the State Department of Transportation is doing their part to make travel safer and more efficient. Jared Brumbaugh has more.
With 1.4 million North Carolinians expected to hit the road, NCDOT is suspending most road and lane closures on major highways across the state. However, seven road projects where work has made it unsafe to open all lanes will remain closed, such as where a bridge is being replaced, or travel lanes are being constructed or rebuilt. Two of the seven road or lane closures are in eastern North Carolina. N.C. 58 in Carteret County is closed between Loon Drive and Islander Drive south of Atlantic Beach. And the eastbound lane of U.S. 158 Wright Memorial bridge is closed for deck rehabilitation. Traffic is a two lane, two way pattern on the westbound bridge. Travelers may encounter some local roads that may have closures or lane restrictions in place through the extended weekend. For the latest travel information from NCDOT, go to: https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/