There is good news for drivers who will be traveling on state highways over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Arizona Department of Transportation has confirmed that no construction or maintenance full closures are scheduled along state highways between Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 25, and Monday morning, Nov. 30.
Motorists should also focus on safe driving during the annual holiday travel season. Getting adequate rest, buckling up, obeying speed limits and never driving while impaired are among the behaviors that promote improved highway safety. Avoiding distractions, including cell phone use, can help prevent tragic crashes.
It’s also wise to check your vehicle ahead of setting out on a trip. That includes taking a look at your car’s tire pressure, engine fluid levels and windshield wipers.
Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT(link is external). When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, ADOT’s free app available at azdot.gov/ADOTAlerts will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.