Temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended from Friday at 6 a.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m. to accommodate travelers during the Labor Day weekend.
"This busy Labor Day weekend, we're taking steps to ease congestion and help motorists get to their destinations with fewer delays,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. "I urge all New Yorkers to make safety a priority this weekend. Stay alert, don't drive distracted, and if you need to answer a phone call or text, utilize one of the many rest areas or text stops."
The construction suspension supports Cuomo's Drivers First Initiative, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists to minimize traffic congestion and travel delays due to road and bridge work.
“State Police will be highly visible this weekend, working to keep our highways safe as motorists travel to their holiday weekend destinations,” New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett said. “We urge all drivers to do their part by obeying posted speed limits, putting away smart phones, moving over for stopped emergency and highway maintenance vehicles, and staying focused and alert when behind the wheel."
State and local law enforcement will be participating in the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement through Labor Day. The enforcement and education campaign is designed to prevent intoxicated and under-the-influence driving on state and local roads. Motorists can expect to see law enforcement stopping and arresting impaired drivers in order to keep New York's roads safe during the holiday weekend.
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